The Sri Lankan Team comprising of Dilshan Bandara, Lakshima Mendis, Isuru Kaushalya and Tharushi Karunaratne returned a time of three minutes and 26.39s in the final.
This was the first time that Sri Lanka competed in the mixed relay at an international event.
|Medhani Jayamanne moments before the start|
Earlier, they finished in fifth place with a time of three minutes and 26.62s in the first heat and qualified for the final with a faster timing along with India, Czech Republic, Jamaica and Poland. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Medhani Jayamanne was knocked-out of the semi-finals of the Women’s 100m after she finished seventh with a time of 11.96s.
Earlier, she became the only Asian to run in the Women’s 100m semi-finals having finished sixth in the heats with a time of 12.01s. In contrast, Sri Lanka’s Isuru Kaushalya missed the chance of competing in the Men’s 400m final when he finished seventh with a time of 48.02s in the heats.
Shanika Lakshani and Karunaratne will compete in the Women’s 800m heats today.