DOHA (Qatar) – The game between Sri Lanka and Australia at the FIBA U16 Asian Championship 2023 is special for Dhiluk Samarawickrama.
“BEING ABLE TO SHOWCASE OUR TALENTS AT THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL IS A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT FOR US AND OUR COUNTRY.”
While the Sri Lankan youngster will be playing for his national team as he has been ever since the SABA Qualifiers, he will also be playing against Australia – a country that he has also called home. Samarawickrama is based in Victoria where he plays with the Casey Cavaliers U18 team, which makes this game against Australia a reunion in a way with a majority of the players on the team coming from Victoria as well.
“There are about five players on the Australia team I have played against,” said Samarawickrama. “So far we have had a couple of chats and we mainly talked about the excitement of the upcoming…