Yupun Abeykoon slams Sri Lanka after breaking South Asian record

Yupun Abeykoon slammed Sri Lanka after breaking the South Asian 100 record at the Resisprint International Chaux-de-Fonds 2022 in Switzerland.

In a video message Abeykoon said he did not receive any support from Sri Lanka in his effort to win the race in Switzerland.

Abeykoon became the 1st South Asian athlete to run 100m under 10 seconds.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was among those who congratulated Abeykoon on his victory.

However, Abeykoon said that he and his team did not get any help from Sri Lanka.

He thanked his support team for helping him create the new record. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Sorry Yupun, It is very sad, but you are not the first and definitely you will not be the last in this category. This is the plight of every talented individual, who is not even recognized, leave alone supported. In the end, they migrate and they shine in the adapted land. Is it (mental and financial) poverty, jealousy, sheer hatred, priority to one particular sports or corruption at every level? I don’t know. But do not let this disturb you in going forward in your quest. You will definitely be appreciated by the new generation who admire you and want to follow in your footstep. Good luck.

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