The 16th National Wushu Championship was held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium from 02nd to 04th October 2018 and it was participated by a large number of male and female wushu players across from the country. Making notable performances in the tournament, the wushu athletes of the Sri Lanka Navy bagged 24 gold medals out of the total gold medal tally of 39 up for grabs in the tournament.
Further, Able Seaman KCH Kumara of the Navy won the award for the best player in the Menâ€™s Tavolu category and Able Seaman SR Kumara won the award for the best player in the Menâ€™s Sanda category. Meanwhile Women Able Seaman SPER Dilhani clinched the award for the best player in the Womenâ€™s Sanda category.
The prize awarding ceremony was graced by the Secretary, Ministry of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports, H.T.Kamal Padmasiry. A large number of wushu athletes were also present on this occasion.