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UNDISPUTED TALENT

He was born in the coastal area of Galle, received his primary and secondary education in Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda and Royal College, Colombo, where he won the Royal Crown in 2001. He took up badminton at the age of 8, having been introduced to the sport by his father, who was a national level badminton player.

He represented Sri Lanka at the London Olympics in 2012 and defeated world eighth-ranked Kenichi Tago from Japan by 2-0 in the men’s badminton singles Group C game. Today Tn'C goes off the field with Sri Lanka's undisputed badminton champion Niluka Karunaratne.


Q: What are the top priorities in your life?

My father and my sporting family background

Q: Who do you sometimes compare yourself to?

I don't compare myself with anybody.

Q: Who has supported you most?

My parents.

Q: What do you do for fun?

Travelling. It's fun for me because I get to meet different kinds of people, observe them and communicate with them.

Q: What's your favourite holiday destination?

Vancouver.

Q: What is the greatest accomplishment in your life?

Qualifying for Olympics in 2012 and being appointed as the Captain of Sri Lanka contingent for London Olympics.

Q: What do you feel as the biggest challenge for 2015 in your life ?

Every year is a challenge for me. More than I feel something ahead. That's the reason I work harder every year to be a better person.

Q: If you had one day left to live, what would you do?

I will chant and follow Dhamma.

Q: What's the best compliment you have received?

Born as the eldest of the family.

Q: Are you into music? What forms of music are you into ?

Yes, I prefer new age songs.

Q: Are you fashionable?

Yes.

Q: Which historical figure do you admire and respect most?

The Buddha. 

    


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