Senior National shuttle tourney begins
The 57th annual Senior National Championships which is the most
important and prestigious Badminton tournament of the Badminton calendar
year, got underway at the Royal College Sports Complex Colombo 7,
All the National ranked shuttlers were seen in action in the first
day and the favourites were through to the next round as there were no
Menís singles, Menís doubles and womenís singles first round matches
were played yesterday and the finals of the tournament will be on
December 30. The tournament which is organized by the Sri Lanka
Badminton Association would help the selectors to finalize the list of
shuttlers that would take part in the South Asian Games next year.
In the menís singles event, champion Niluka Karunarathne, Lasitha
Menaka, Hasitha Chanaka, Nuwan Hettiarachchi, Dilshan Kkariyawasam,
Eranga Fernando, Amila Yatapana, R.S Dahanayake, R.S Kasun, Nayanakantha
Wijesekera, Dinuka Karunarathne, Harsha Anuradha, Udara Nnayanajith, H.S
Perera and Diluka Karunarathne qualified for the pre-quarters.