Sri Lanka to host Asian Junior Badminton C'ships
Sri Lanka will host the Asian Junior (Under-16) Badminton
Championships which will be held from August 3 to 9 at St. Thomas'
College Sports Complex, Mount Lavinia.
This will be the first time Sri Lanka will host a continental
badminton championship. The decision to hold the tournament in Sri Lanka
was decided after discussions between the Minister of Sports and Public
Recreation Gamini Lokuge, President of the Sri Lanka Badminton
Association Prof. Ranjith de Silva and members of the World Badminton
Federation. Mt. Lavinia Hotel will be the official hotel for the
One month long continental coaching camp for youth will also be
conducted in Sri Lanka. This coaching camp will be held in July this
Thirty young players will be selected for this continental coaching
camp. All Asian countries are being requested to nominate players for
The Sri Lankan Junior national squad is automatically included
veteran foreign coaches will conduct the camp and training sessions.
This will also be the first occasion Sri Lanka will host an
international badminton coaching camp.