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Team Sri Lanka to perform well at BWF World Junior Championships

The Sri Lanka junior badminton team members with Sri Lanka badminton President Rohan de Silva (front row centre) prior to their departure for Kazan, Russia. From front row left: Lady chaperon Malika Waduge, Manager of the team Saman Wijesinghe, coach Thilini Jayasinghe (right extreme) and (second right) SLB Vice President Palitha Hettiarachchi.
The Sri Lanka junior badminton team members with Sri Lanka badminton President Rohan de Silva (front row centre) prior to their departure for Kazan, Russia. From front row left: Lady chaperon Malika Waduge, Manager of the team Saman Wijesinghe, coach Thil

A team of eight promising Sri Lankan shuttlers left for Kazan, Russia where they will compete in the 21st BWF World Junior Championships.

The premier junior badminton tournament commenced on September 30 and will continue until October 13. The team, coached by former national champion and double Olympian Thilini Jayasinghe, includes Lochana De Silva, Viren Nettasinghe, Chamath Dias, Thulith Palliyaguru, Dilmi Dias, Panchali Adhikari, Chamudi Abeywickrema and Anurangi Maskorala. Saman Wijesinghe, secretary of Sri Lanka Schools Badminton Association, is the manager on tour and Malika Waduge is the lady chaperon.

The Junior Worlds will be held under two categories. The World Junior Mixed Team Championships (from September 30 to October 5), followed by the individual and doubles events which will take place from October 7-13. Team Sri Lanka has been pitted along with South Korea, Singapore, Slovakia and Peru in their group.

Prior to their departure, the team took part in a residential training programme at the Sri Lanka

Badminton headquarters at Maitland Place, Colombo 7, under close supervision of national coaches.

Another significant fact is that the Association did not allow any burden to fall on the players as for the first time in the history, Sri Lanka Badminton came forward to bear all expenses with regard to the tour.


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