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36th Mercantile Novices Badminton championships:

Thushan and Nimesha win top awards

Thushan Gomes  from Expo Lanka receiving men’s novices champion award from chief guest Sanjeewa Akuretiya MD of Flex Sports Wear Pvt Ltd at the awards ceremony of the Mercantile Novices Badminton championships . Mercantile Badminton Association President and Vice President of SLB Roshan Fernando is also present
Thushan Gomes from Expo Lanka receiving men’s novices champion award from chief guest Sanjeewa Akuretiya MD of Flex Sports Wear Pvt Ltd at the awards ceremony of the Mercantile Novices Badminton championships . Mercantile Badminton Association President

Thushan Gomes of Expo Lanka and Nimesha Perera of Union Bank emerged men’s and women’s open singles champion at the 36th Mercantile Novices Badminton Championships held recently at the Mercnatile Badminton Indoor Stadium Colombo 07.

Thushan Gomes made a two straight sets win 21/15, 21/18 over Pubudu Mallikarachchi of Citizens Development Bank to win the title while Nimesha Perera had to make three setter game at the women’s single final. Nimesha lost her first set 15/21 but fought back strongly to win the second and third sets 21/7, 21/18.

Meanwhile Indika Weerasinghe of Sangrilla Hotels won the men’s over 35 title defeating A.A.S.S. Prasad of Dailog after hard fought three setter game. Indika who was beaten first set 17/21 finally won the second and third sets 21/18, 22/20.

Sanjeewa Akuretiya Managing Director of the Flex Sports Wear Pvt Lts was the chief guest and gave away the awards. Mercantile Badminton President Roshan Fernando who was elected the Vice President of the Sri Lanka Badminton recently also present.

Results of the finals

Men’s singles:

Thushan Gomes(Expo Lanka) bt Pubudu Mallikarachchi (Citizens Development Bank )21/15, 21/18

Women’s singles

Nimesha Perera(Union Bank ) bt Ayesha de Silva (Seylan Bank) 15/21, 21/7, 21/18

Men’s doubles

Pathum Dushmantha/Dasun Wickramasekara (Union Bank) bt Madawa Mihiranga/Krishan Galabadage(Netle Lanka) 21/14, 21/11

Women’s doubles

Ayesha de Silva/Roshani Dissanayake(Seylan Bank) bt Malka Dasunmali/Subodha Dhanali (Abans) 21/10, 21/13

Mixed doubles

Dasun Wickrmasekara/Nimasha Perera(Union Bank) bt Lasidu Nimsara/Ayesha de Silva (Seylan Bank) 21/15, 14/21, 21/19

Men’s over 35 singles

Indika Weerasinghe (Shangrilla Hotels ) bt A.A.S.S Prasad (Dialog) 17/21, 21/18, 22/20Men’s over 35 doubles

Suneth Gamage/A.A.S.S Prasad(Dialog) bt T.G.S Pushpakumara /H.B Athula (South Asia Gateway Terminals 0 21/16, 21/13

Men’s veteran single

Saminda Ketapearachchi (Abans) bt Samantha Kumara (Douglas and Sons) 21/13, 15/21. 21/14

Men’s veteran doubles

Saminda Katepiarachchi/D. Samantha(Abans) bt Roshan de Silva/Amila Ranasinghe (HNB) 21/8, 21/10

Women’s veteran singles

Shiromika Tissera(South Asia Gateway Terminals) bt Priyanthi Jeniffer(MDS Enterprises) 21/4, 21/5

Women’s veteran doubles

Manjula Hemachandra /Dushantha Dissanayake(Sri Lanka Airlines) bt Priyanthi Jeniffer /Poornima Kudahetti(MDS Enterprises) 21/6, 21/11

Veterans mixed doubles

R.M.L Muthukuda/Dushanthi Dissanayaka(Sri Lanka Airlines) bt Chaminda Gamage/ Priyanthi Jeniffer(MDS Enterprises) 24/22, 21/10

Masters singles

R.M.L Muthukuda(Sri Lankan Airlines) bt Sandanam Shankar(Eskimo Fashion)21/12, 21/7


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