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Shaheed and Chalani clinch national carrom titles

Men’s carrom Champion Shaheed Hilmy and Women’s carrom champion Chalani Liyanage
Men’s carrom Champion Shaheed Hilmy and Women’s carrom champion Chalani Liyanage

Shaheed Hilmy and Chalani Liyanage clinched the men’s and women’s titles at the 51st National Carrom Championships concluded at the Carrom Federation, Kohuwala on Sunday

This was the first time both Shaheed and Chalani won the National titles after going through a tough time through out the tournament. Shaheed defeated former runner up and experienced player Nishantha Fernando of Sri Lanka Navy to take the men’s title while Chalani Liyanage from Air Force beat Rebecca Dilareen to bag the women’s title . In fact last year men’s champion Chamil Cooray did not take part this time as he went abroad after Sri Lanka won the world team championships last year. The number two player Nishantha Fernando was the favourite to take the title with his experience

.. However young Shaheed the former Royal College player won the title for the first time.

At the women’s section there was a major upset with last year’s champion Joseph Roshita (Army) being beaten by Maduka Ranaweera (Army)in the quarter finals. Roshita finished in fifth place while Maduka ended up fourth.

Final results

Men’s – 1)Shaheed Hilmy (Royal SC)(Champion, 2) Nishantha Fernado (Navy ), 3) K.I. Shashika(Army), 4) Anans Ahamad(Army), 5) Suraj Fernando(Army), 6) W. Muish (Army), 7)Sheifdeen(Army), 8) Dinesh Sulakshana( Air Force )

Women’s - 1) Chalani Liyanage( Air Force )Champion, 2) Rebecca Dilareen (Army), 3) Chitra Devi (Army), 4) Maduka Rnaweera (Army), 5)Joseph Roshita (Army), 6) Maduwanthi Gunadasa , 7) Shashika Sandamali (Army), 8) Thasmila Kavindi (Mahamaya Balika Nugegoda)


 

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