Bhanuka Rajapaksa is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer, who plays limited over internationals for the Sri Lanka national cricket team.In childhood, Rajapaksa was a proficient swimmer, but he had to quit the water sport due to a life-threatening illness. Recalling how he started playing cricket, he said, I was down with meningitis, a brain effecting disease and doctors advised me not to dive. So I took up to cricket..After playing for his college team, Bhanuka made his T20 and List A debut in 2009 representing the Schools Invitation XI and Sinhalese Sports Club respectively, and later, he advanced into Sri Lankas U-19 team.During the 2009 Sri Lanka Under-19s tour of Australia, he ended up as the leading run-scorer of the series amassing 154 runs in 111 balls in the second ODI. ESPN.Rajapaksa was selected for the 2010 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. A key batsman in the tournament, he emerged as the leading run-scorer for Sri Lanka in the tournament with 253 runs.He was also the first Sri Lankan U19 player to garner 1000 Youth ODI runs. Crictracker.Since he made his first-class debut for the Sinhalese Sports Club in 2011, Bhanuka has been a consistent performer in Sri Lankas domestic circuit.In 2011, he became the fourth individual to become the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year twice. Sunday Observer.In August 2018, he was named to Kandys squad for the 2018 SLC T20 League. In the tournament, Colombo and Kandy finished as a tie in the third match, therefore going to a Super Over to determine the winner. When the match again tied after the Super Over, Colombo was declared the eventual winner, as the team had scored the most boundaries.From May 2018 to June 2018, he represented Galles squad in the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament. Galle won the tournament, after beating Colombo by 75 runs in the final.