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Embuldeniya, ex-AIBA, 86

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Herbert Embuldeniya, former AIBA executive committee member and recipient of the AIBA Order of Merit, passed away at 2 a.m. Thursday at the Intensive Care Unit of the Makati Medical Center. He was 86.

His wife Nieva (Tesoro), from Lal-lo, Cagayan Province, and a former vice-chairperson of the AIBA Women’s Commission, was at his side when he passed on.

Mr. Embuldeniya was originally from Sri Lanka where he boxed at school. He went on to become a boxing official in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and his adopted country, Canada before becoming one of the most active tournament officials in AIBA.

His remains will be flown to Winnipeg after a 2-day wake in Makati.