Ceylon Masters Badminton Tournament 2019, concluded on the 30th of June at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. Hasitha Chanaka clinched a double while veteran players, Niroshan Wijekoon and Clarence Homer won three titles each.
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The two-day event was organized by Ceylon Masters Badminton Association (CMBA) and saw 180 shuttlers competing in 38 categories.
Former national doubles champion and South Asian Games Silver and Bronze medalist Hasitha Chanaka, defeated Anil Kumara to win the Over 35 Men`s Singles title. The two finalists then teamed up and beat Nihan Ranasinghe and Randika Peris to win the Over 35 Men`s Doubles title.
Homer`s first title came in the Over 40 age category. Playing with his partner, Upendra Jayawardana, the duo defeated Roshan Fernando and Seevali Wickramasinghe. Homer also went on to win the Over 45 Doubles title with the same partner.
Homer won his 3rd title in the Combined Age of 100 Class. Homer together with Nihal Amarasena drowned Manjula Fernando and Roshan Fernando to win the doubles title.
Niroshan Wijekoon and Ranil Pathirana won the Over 50 Men`s Doubles finals. Wijekoon also won the doubles title in the Combined Age of 110 years, teaming up Mohan Wijesinghe. Wijekoon bagged his third title in the tournament, teaming up with Rohan De Silva for the Combined Age of 120. The duo defeated Suresh Tavarajah and Nandana Premachandra in the doubles final.
Former national champions, Chandrika De Silva and her partner Ranjani Malkanthi Senevirathna won the Over 45 Women`s Doubles beating Vipuli Abeysekara and Kasuhlya Dissanayake.
Even though Abeysekara finished second in the Over 45 age category, she managed to win the Over 50 Doubles title. She teamed up with Dissanayake to beat Ranjani Malkanthi Senevirathana and Yasintha Liyanage.
Abeysekara went on to win her third title, in the Over 50 Women`s Singles. She beat Mercy Nirmala Hariharan in her third final of the day.
The award ceremony was held together with the farewell banquet hosted by the CMBA at the 80 Club, Colombo 07. The senior championship offered a total prize of a million rupees.