Chameera Ginige and Bimandee Bandara walked away with National honours at the 72nd National Table Tennis Championship 2018. The tournament was held over the final weekend of June, 29th and 30th, at the Army Camp Indoor Stadium in Panagoda.
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With a massive total turnout of 270 entries, the 2018 version of the National Championship features many past and present table tennis stars. 5 major titles were played for at the senior nationals, Men’s and Women’s Singles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles and the Mixed Doubles.
Open Women’s Singles
Bimandee Bandara of Hillwood College, Kandy beat Muthumali Priyadarshani of CSCT Campus (11/02, 11/04, 12/10, 11/05)
Open Men’s Singles
Chameera Ginige of University of Sri Jayewardenepura beat Rohan Sirisena of STAG TT Academy (09/11, 11/08, 05/11, 08/11, 11/09, 11/05, 11/09)
Open Women’s Doubles
Jithara Warnakulasooriya of Ladies College, Colombo and Thanushi Rodrigo of Mahamaya Girls College, Kandy beat Bimandee Bandara of Hillwood College, Kandy and Chamathsara Fernando of Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo (09/11, 11/07, 05/11, 11/07, 11/06)
Open Men’s Doubles
Chameera Ginige of University of Sri Jayawardenepura and Rohan Sirisena of STAG TT Academy beat Supuna Warusawithana of University of Moratuwa and Hiruna Warusawithana of Ananda College, Colombo (11/06, 11/05, 11/06)
Open Mixed Doubles
Rohan Sirisena of STAG TT Academy and Ishara Madurangi of Sri Lanka Ports Authority beat Krishan Wickramarathne of Vidyartha Old Boys TT Club and Bimandee Bandara of Hillwood College, Kandy (11/07, 07/11, 12/10, 11/02)
Consolation Women’s Singles
Thamodhi Anuradha of Sri Lanka Army beat Oneli Lehansa of Musaeus College, Colombo (16/14, 11/05)
Consolation Men’s Singles
Safiullah Akram of AL-Uda International School beat Sithum Niranga of Loyola College, Bopitiiya (11/06, 11/06)
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Chameera Ginige and Bimandi Bandara also received the Most Outstanding Player awards for an exceptional display of fine table tennis over the course of the tournament.