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Sri Lankan Masters team (from left): MMM Laffeer, Tamara Hewage, Udayangani Ariyawansa, Ira Ruwanpathirana and Dr GN Lucas

Sri Lanka women paddlers spearheaded by former national champion Tamara Hewage won five gold medals at the Australian Masters held at Adelaide from October 3-10.

Tamara won two gold, one silver and one bronze in the 50-64 category (singles, doubles, mixed doubles and team), Udayangani Ariyawansa won three gold in the 30-49 category (singles, doubles, team and mixed) and Ira Ruwanpathirana won a bronze in the 50-64 doubles category.

In the men’s section Mohamed Lafeer won two silvers (singles and doubles) and two bronze (mixed and team) in 50-64 category and Dr GN Lucas won one silver (doubles) and two bronze (singles and team) in the 50-64 category.