Olympic silver medallist Susanthika Jayasinghe has been appointed high performance director of the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL).
According to Sri Lankan English language newspaper the Daily News, Jayasinghe started her role on August 1.
The 43-year-old former sprinter, who claimed silver in the women's 200 metres race at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, will be tasked with overlooking the performances of all athletes in the country.
Jayasinghe will run the NOCSL's high performance programme and will aim to develop the skills of Sri Lankan athletes across all sports.
She is one of Sri Lanka's most famous competitors and remains one of only two athletes from the country to win a medal at the Olympic Games.
Jayasinghe initially finished third at Sydney 2000 but was promoted to silver medal position after American Marion Jones was disqualified for doping.
Duncan White claimed the country's other Olympic medal when he finished second in the men's 400m hurdles at the 1948 Games in London.
Jayasinghe also earned two medals at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships, winning silver in the women's 200m in Athens in 1997 and bronze in Osaka 10 years later.
She won multiple Asian Championships titles and 200m gold at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan.