Theekshana Gammanpila’s Broadcasting career began in the year 2010 as he started as the Chief Editor at a Government Registered Sports Website, named Baseball Confeb.
While carrying out his tasks with Baseball COnfeb, Theekshana also got the opportunity to write for the Go Magazine as a Sports journalist from 2012 – 2014 and the Kreeda Magazine in the same time period.
He is the author of the first Baseball Rule Book published in Sri Lanka with the assistance of Sarasavi Publishers.
Theekshana has also worked as a presenter for Swarnawahini and Rupavahini. He is also a Kandyan Ves dance who has achieved highest possible honors. Not only dancing, he has also studied stage drama and acted in stage drama.
Apart from his Sporting achievements in school, Gammanpila was a known figure as he actively participated and headed numerous societies and was a key member in the Kandyan dancing team for his school.
Theekshana Gammanpila successfully complted his primary and secondary education at Ranabima Royal College, kandy.
No sooner, he followed a BSc (Hons) Marketing Management Degree at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Soon after, he also completed his Master’s Degree at the Cardiff Metropolitan University.
In addition, he has a Human Resources Management Diploma at Aquinas College of Higher Studies and a Politics & Political Leaders National Diploma from the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.
Theekshana Gammanpila’s Sporting career has been the highlight of his life.
He began from a very young age playing Under-13 Cricket for the Matale S. Thomas’ College. From then on, he went on to play Cricket at the Kurunegala RSA Cricket Club under the watchful eye of former Sri Lanka Test cricketers, Ranjtih Madurusinghe and Ajith Ekanayake. He captained the Kurunegala RSA Under-13 & 15 teams, winning the best fielder award at the Senior Schools cricket tournament.
His final cricketing achievement would come at the Matale Youth Cricket Club where he represented the Kiwiams CC.
His Footballing career was a brief one as he played football for the Division-3 club Sisu as a Goal Keeper.
His Sporting tenure highlight was his Baseball career where he went on to win numerus number of accolades, playing for Ranabima Royal, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and the Sri Lanka National team.
He represented his Alma mater, Ranabima Royal College from Under-13 all the way to Under-19, captaining every age grade and winning a podium finish on each occasion throughout he 7-years.
In 2005, Theekshana was selected to represent the Sri Lanka Under-18 National team where he toured Korea. The very next year, he won his first Senior International cap, touring Pakistan for the Asia Baseball Championship. The same year, he won National Colors, and the Highest honor from his school (the Royal Golden Crown) for the sport he loves.
In 2009 Theekshana was the deputy skipper as Sri Lanka went on to win their first international tournament Medal in Thailand.
2010 saw him lead the Sri Lanka University Baseball team to the University Baseball World Cup in Japan where just eight (8) elite teams took part in the tournament. Theekshana was the deputy skipper for the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, winning University colors from 2008-13. Within this period, he went on to win Sri Lanka Universities Sports Association (SLUSA) colors in 2011.
Sri Lanka toured Pakistan in 2013, winning Silver at the Asian Baseball Cup and in 2013, he played the role as manager of the Central Province Baseball team as they toured the United States of America for the very first time.
Ever since retiring in (YEAR) Theekshana has served as a national selector from 2018 –to-date.
His leadership skills were further tested as he captained the Ranabima Royall Baseball Club from 2008-2015.
He holds a unique record in neither sport mentioned above, as he shattered the Triple-Jump record at the Ranabima Royal College in 2013.