|Sri Lanka qualifies for the Asian 5 Nation Rugby Tournament|
The Sri Lankan Rugby Team qualified to the top 5 teams of the Asian 5 Nation Rugby Pool.Sri Lanka handed Kazakhstan a heavy defeat on their way to clinch the Asian Five Nations rugby championship at Havelock sports ground in Colombo.Sri Lanka won the match 49 points to 18.
Sri Lanka scored from six tries, five conversions and three penalties as fullback Reeza Mubarak enjoyed a brilliant day to win the player of the series award. Kazakhstan who laboured for points scored from two tries, a conversion and two penalties. For Sri Lanka winger Sandun Herath, lock Shenal Dias, centre Pradeep Liyanage, prop Sathya Ranatunga, fly half Fazil Marija and winger Chamara Dabare scored a try each while Mubarak scored 19 points from his boot by putting over five conversions and three penalties. For Kazakhstan fly half Daulet Akymbekov and centre Alexander Zolotukhin scored a try each while fullback Maxim Lifontov put over two penalties and a try.