Sugath Thilakaratne

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Sugath Thilakaratne
Personal information
Native name සුගත් තිලකරත්න
Full name Robosingho Arachchilage Don Sugath Thilakaratne
Nationality Sri Lanka
Born (1973-07-30) July 30, 1973 (age 43)
Norton Bridge, Sri Lanka
Country Sri Lanka
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Sprint
Updated on 24 November 2015.

Robosingho Arachchilage Don Sugath Thilakaratne (born July 30, 1973[1] in Norton Bridge, Sri Lanka), commonly as Sugath Thilakaratne, was a Sri Lankan athlete who competed in the 400 metres.

His best season was in 1998, when he improved his personal best by almost a second to 44.61 and subsequently won medals in three international championships (see table below). His best performance in a major global competition was in the 2001 World Championships where he reached the semi final.[2][3]

Sugath is currently the President of the Sri Lanka Athletic Association. He was appointed to the post on 14 May 2015.[4][5][6]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Sri Lanka
1998 Asian Championships Fukuoka, Japan 1st 400 m
Asian Games Bangkok, Thailand 1st
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd
2002 Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka 3rd


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