It is reported that seven of the ten athletes of the Sri Lankan team participating in the 2023 World Defense Services Triathlon Championship in France are missing.
A team consisting of ten athletes representing the three armed forces left for France to participate in this tournament. The team also included three officials. Sri Lanka Navy Commander Lakmal Weerakkodi headed the team.
As Sri Lankans participating in foreign matches have run away on several occasions, the officials have kept the passports of these players in custody. But it is reported that the fugitives stole the passports of Commander Lakmal Weerakkodi when he was eating .