Gayan Shanaka, a frontline player representing the Sri Lanka Army rugby team has died due to a sudden heart attack during training.
Gayan, who has been a frontline player for the Sri Lanka Army for over four years, is a player who has played in all of Sri Lanka's premier league rugby tournaments.
He had complained of chest pain while training yesterday morning.
An official attached to the Sri Lanka Army rugby team confirmed that he had fallen and died at the hospital.
However, the official added that the death was not related to Kovid 19 disease.
Gayan, 33, entered the rugby team from Veluwana College, Colombo and played for the Sri Lanka Army Gajaba Regiment.