Mahesh Theekshana promoted to the rank of Sergeant by Sri Lankan Army

Written by Rohit Pawar

Sri Lankan cricketer Mahesh Theekshana has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Sri Lankan Army by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage. The 22-year-old, who lifted the recently concluded Asia Cup, has been promoted on the grounds of exceptional sporting achievement.

Several sportsmen and sportswomen, who had excelled in their fields, were invited by the commander at the Army headquarters to receive appreciative compliments and cash incentives.

In addition to Theekshana, T.T. Algama, K.B.Y De Silva and M.A.I.J Perera, who are members of the Sri Lankan National Netball team who won the Asian Netball Championship, were promoted to the rank of Corporal from Private. Meanwhile, bodybuilder Lance Corporal R.A.D.P Rajapaksha, who won the Bronze medal in the Asian Bodybuilding Championship, was promoted to the rank of Corporal.

Earlier, Theekshana was picked in a pre-auction direct-acquisition process by Johannesburg Super Kings for the SA T20 League to be played in January next year. The 22-year-old bowler will turn his attention to the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. The Sri Lankan team will go into the tournament running high on confidence after lifting the Asia Cup, beating Pakistan in the finals.

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