R.J. Edward (picture on left) with Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekare and on right seen in Karate kit

Sri Lanka sent two renowned karate instructors R.J. Edward and Ruwan Satharasinghe to follow the Second Kata and Kumite Referee’s Seminar to be conducted by the World Karate Federation with the auspices of the President of the World Karate Federation at the Al Ahli Club in Dubai, UAE from December 15 to 17.

Edward and Satharasinghe are the present instructors of the national karate squad and also the country’s first ever karate instructors to obtain the ‘WKF approved Instructor’ title.

The event took place on a grand scale with the participation of many former world champions including Rafael Aghayev, Sandy Scordo and many experts in the field.