M.S. Fernando calls the tune at Katugastota
By Aubrey Kuruppu
The Central province All Island Badminton Championship got underway
at the St. Anthony’s College Gymnasium on Thursday. Dinuka
Karunaratne and Thushara Edirisinghe have entered the quarter finals
of the Men’s open event, and they have been joined by N.J.
John and M.S Fernando.
last names, M.S. Fernando, came back strongly after dropping the
opening set, to dispose of his rival, Sembapperuma, in a three setter,
the winner took the second set to love.
women’s event features the national champion Chandrika de
Silva and the runner up Thilini Jayasinghe. Men’s open pre
quarter final: Thushara Edirisinghe bt. Gihan Rangana 15/7, 15/11,
N.D. John bt.R.S. Dahanaike 15/9, 15/9, M.S. Fernando bt. I.C. Sembapperuma
8/15, 15/0, 15/10.
Karunaratne received a walk over. The match between Hasitha Chanaka
and Lasitha Menaka was tied at one set each.
singles under-14: Sanduni Weerasinghe bt. Mindathri Dunuwille, P.
Prabashwary bt. Chehara Lokugamhewa 11/0, 9/11, 11/3, Lekha Shehani
bt. Gimanthi Ellikawela 11/4, 11/2, Chamika Madurawa bt. Thilini
Gunatilleke 11/3, 11/4.
singles under-14: Nuwan Hettiarachchi bt. M.A. Kumarasiri 15/0,
15/8, I. Gunasinghe bt. Chirantha Minimuthu 15/1, 15/7, K.P.K. Hettiarachchi
bt. C. Tennekoon 17/14, 15/11.
singles Under-16: Y.L. Subasinghe bt. Damith Ratnayake 17/16, 15/9,
Nuwan Hettiarachchi bt. Amila Fernando 10/15, 15/8, 15/4, Udara
Nayanajith bt. C. Liyanage 15/0, 15/9, Sankalpa Gunawardena bt.
Y. Weerasuriya 15/4, 15/9, Dilshan Kariyawasam bt. S.P. Kumarasiri
Girls under-16 quarter final: Subodha Dahanaike bt. Gimanthi Ellikawela
11-6, 11-6, Chamika Madurawa bt. L. Chehara 11-3, 11-4, Lekha Shehani
bt. P. Prabashwari 11/2, 11/1.
The event will be continued today.