At the 1950 British Empire Games John De Saram finished fourth in the 4×110 yards relay (with Duncan White and the non-Olympians Oscar Wijeyasinghe and Sumana Navaratnam) as well as in the 4×440 yards relay (with Duncan White and the non-Olympians A. Somapala and Oscar Wijeyasinghe) and was eliminated in the heats of the 220 yards.
Later Sri Lankan ambassador to the United Nations.
Personal Bests: 200 – unknown; 400 – unknown.
|1948 Summer||19||London||Athletics||Men's 200 metres||Sri Lanka||SRI||6 h2 r2/4|
|1948 Summer||19||London||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||Sri Lanka||SRI||3 h9 r1/4|
|1948 Summer||19||London||Athletics||Sri Lanka||Quarter-Finals||Heat Two||6|
|1948 Summer||19||London||Athletics||Sri Lanka||Round One||Heat Two||2||QU||23.1|