The spikers and soccerites, who won silver medals at the 10th South Asian Games (SAG) in Colombo, have been overlooked for the 15th Asian Games to be held in oil rich nation Doha, from December 1-15.
Sri Lanka will send a massive contingent of 162 competitors and 43 officials while many more officials have lined up to make their passage to Doha. But the officials have opted to leave spikers and soccerites at home.
The National Olympic Committee (NOC) chief Hemasiri Fernando on Tuesday said that the decision to send such a massive number was to pay tribute to SAG medallists but added that they could not afford to send members of medal winning teams.
`We have decided against sending members of various teams for the games,` Fernando said.
`Rugby is a special case. They have met the required qualifying standards to compete. So we couldn`t say no to it,` he added.
Also left out are the stickers who won bronze in men`s hockey at the biennial Games in Colombo.
Sri Lanka won its first-ever silver medals in volleyball and soccer at the 10th SAG in Colombo.
However, a four-member beach volleyball team has been picked for the tour.
The Sports Ministry approved Sri Lankan contingent includes 205 participants but the NOC chief said the number can rise up to 210.
They will compete in 24 sports disciplines ranging from archery to wushu.
The highest participation of 36 for Sri Lanka will be for track and field events while 16 competitors will represent aquatic sports. The Athletic Association of Sri Lanka (AASL) which has provisionally received approval for 39 athletes will reduce the number to 36 after the relay selection trial on November 18.
Meanwhile, the third highest participation will be from rugby which includes a squad of 15 players while cycling which won five gold medals at SAG will field 12 cyclists.
Sri Lankan contingent:
Archery: D. Yasodhara Silva, S. Subashini Silva, Dilhara Salgado, Manuja Kodikara. Manager: Dr. Kesara Serasinghe Coach: Sun Heu Jung
Athletics: R. D. U. S. Surendra, Rohan Pradeep Kumara, S. M. Weerasuriya, P. S. Amarasekara, Suresh Abeynayake, W. M. C. Wijekoon, A. M. Ajith Bandara, J. M. A. K. Jayasundara, W. B. Manjula Kumara, Nalin Priyantha, M. H. N. P. Dharmaratne, S. D. C. S. Weerasinghe, K. H. K. Gunatillake, Rohitha Pushpakumara, Sugath Tillakaratne, M. D. L. S. Mudungedara, D. Priyashantha, M. M. Marasinghe, Susanthika Jayasinghe, Sujani Buddika, Menaka Wickramasinghe, Chandriak Subashini, D. A. Inoka, Dulanjalee Ranasinghe, Tharanga Vinodani, M. N. D. Muthunayake, B. L. P. N. Wijesundara, B. L. Nadeeka Lakmali, Anne Maheshi De Silva, G. G. Nandani, D. D. P. Priyadarshani, N. C. D. Priyadarshani, Damayanthi Darsha, P. G. D. Pathma Kumari, P. A. S. Lakmini, Lasanthi Deepika Jayawardena, P. S. M. D. Soysa, S. V. A. Kusumawathi, D. H. M. Priyadarshani. Manager: Derwin Perera, Assistant Manager ? Palitha Jayathilaka. Coaches: Brigadier R. P. Liyange, Badra Gunawardana, Ananda Athukorala, Dammika Nandakumara, Lakshman De Alwis. Lady Chaperon ? Geeta Pathiranawasam
Aquatics (Synchronized Swimming): Dehara Katipearachchi, Deethri Samarajeewa, Dilini Kithsiri, Elisha Gomes, Shahili Gomes, Prasadi Perera, Gayani Warnapura, Hashini warnapura, Rovini Illukkubura. Manager: Erandi Fernando Coach: Karen Whiting
Badminton: Nadeesha Gayanthi, Thilini Sudara Jayasinghe, Rasangi Kalpana Ranatunga, Edirimuni Niluka Rushan Perera, Dinuka Nishan Perera Karunarathna, Edirimuni Diluka Tushan Karunarathna. Manager: Louie Karunaratne
Beach Volleyball: G. L. Gunawardana, W. Vithanage Sujeewa, M. Jude Mahesh Perera, Dammika Rohan Silva. Manager: Wasantha Silva
Boxing: W. M. R. Wekadapola, Manju Wanniarachchi, Kamal Sameera, K. M. G. R. Chamila Prasad Abeyratne, S. I. Kumara, Upali Bandara. Manger: Wazir Sourjah
Coaches: Frometa Matos, R. K. Indrasena.
Chess: M. K. Athula Russel, C. Anura Galappathi, Yasoda Uluwitike Gamage. Manager: Luxman Wijesuriya
Cue Sports: Mohamad Isham Ibrahim, K. H. Sirisoma, W. M. Prasanna Pushpakumara, J. W. A. Susantha Boteju, Mohomad Thasleem, Shabbir Hazari.
Cycling: Upul Sanjeewa Lokuge, H. Dinesh Kumara, W. N. Sudeera Nilanga, Chaminda Meemanage Perera, W. P. Saman Kumara, W. K. Pushparani, U. D. Sriyalatha Wickramasinghe, A. M. Madushani Sumanaweera, H. P. L. Krishna Gunathilaka, E. A. Niluka Shamali, T. N. Perera, G. J. Hemantha Kumara. Manager: Nilantha Fernando Coach ? Kamal Palitha
Golf: Prabagaran Kandasamy, Mithun Perera, Amrith de Soysa, Tissa Chandradasa. Manager: Nirmal Hettarachchy
Gymnastics: E. M. Prasad Sameera, E. N. Dias Gunasekara, E. Asela Dias Gunasekara, P. T. Uditha Kumara. Coach/Manager: Aruna Prasad
Judo: Harshani Kumari Herath, D. Chamila Wijerathna, A. M. Susantha Kumara. Manager: Anura Silva
Karate: Sanjeewani Ranasinghe, K. V. Samudra Vijayantha Kumara Gunarathna, Amali Iresha Perera, Chamal Suranga Silva, Vimukthi Chamara Gunarathna, Rayappan Jebamalai Edward, Mohamad Nifaz. Manager: Anura Abeygunawardena Coach: Lalith Liyanage
Rowing: H. M. Amaradasa, Kamal Chandana, Kanishka Guyan Jayaratne. Manager: Lakmal Wickramage
Rugby: Sanjeewa Jayasinghe, Chamara Withanage, Anuradha Dharmathilaka, Dushantha Lewke, Amjad Ruskhi, Salika Kumara, Sheritt Mohamad, Fazil Marija, Dilanka Wijesekara, Lalindra Rodrigo, Eranda Weerakkody, Sajith Mallikaarachchi, Ashen Karthelis, Ashen de Costa, Nadeesha de Silva. Manager: Sanjaya Fernando Coach: Tavita Tulagaese
Sailing: Devin De Alwis Gunawardena, Radheeka Jirasinha, AkshanJirasinha, Priyantha Gunawardena, Upul Priyantha de Silva. Manager: Lalin Jirasingha Coach: Alan Williams
Shooting: M. Samarakoon, E. Senanayaka, N. Illangarathna, Hemantha Wijesinghe, Dewika Ranasinghe. Manager: Shernal Fernando Coach: Rohana Nanayakkara
Squash: Tehani Guruge, Nirasha Guruge, Navin Samarsinghem Erang Nuwan Alwis. Manager: Asoka Amunugama
Swimming: Daniel Lee, Milinda Wickramasinghe, Heshan Uanamboowa, Andrew Abeysinghe, Mayumi Raheem, Imara Fahim, Miniruwani Samarakoon. Manager: Julian Bolling Coach: Wilson
Table Tennis: Thilina Laknath Piyadasa, M. G. Rohan Sirisena (N/A), Deepika Subashini Rodrigo (N/A), M. B. Ishara Madurange Darshika. Manager: Namal Gunasekera
Taekwondo: P. M. A. Gayanthri Sandamali, Ranjith Muramudalige, B. T. Priyangika Gomes, Sugath Waraduwaga. Manager/Coach: Ki Lee
Tennis: Harshana Godamanne, Rajeev Rajapakshe, Sanka Atukoralage, Dinusha Wijesuriya. Manager/Coach: Jayendra Wijesekara
Weightlifting: Chintana Vidanage, Don Kavinda Jayathilaka, T. A. Thusitha Ranjith Kumara. Manager: R. M. R. B. Wickramasinghe
Wushu: K. P. T. Lakshman Hettiarachchi, H. M. Prabath Manuranga, J. A. Asanka Sujeewan Premarathana, M. Sujith Manju Kumara. Manager: Manel Dharmakeerthi
Coach: Ruchira Bodinagoda/Wijith Edirisinghe