Badminton Asia Championships: Eleven-member Sri Lanka team leaves for China

The Badminton Asia Championships 2024

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A team of 11 Sri Lankan shuttlers and three officials left for China to participate in the Badminton Asia Championships, a Grade 2 tournament endorsed by the Badminton World Federation. The tournament will be held from April 9 to 14 at the Ningbo Olympic Sports Center in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.

Sri Lanka’s ace shuttle Viren Nettasinghe will participate in the men’s singles while Ranitma Liyanage will participate in the women’s singles.

Nettasinghe will then partner with Buwaneka Goonethilleka in the men’s doubles competition while Thulith Palliyaguruge will be paired with Oshamika Karunarathne. Madhuka Dulanjana and Lahiru Weerasinghe make up the third Sri Lankan men’s pair in the men’s doubles Round Robin Qualifying.

Meanwhile, Sithumi de Silva and Isuri Bhagya Attanayake will play in the women’s doubles Qualifying, while Chamath Dias will pair up with Roshini Gunasekara in the mixed doubles.

Apart from the players, Nettasinghe’s coach Roshan Nettasinghe, coach of other players Yukthi Perera, and lady chaperone Malika Waduge are also part of the contingent.

Sri Lanka Team

Viren Nettasinghe, Ranitma Liyanage, Buwaneka Goonethilleka, Chamath Dias, Tulith Palliaguruge, Oshamika Karunarathne, Madhuka Dulanjana, Lahiru Weerasinghe, Roshini Gunasekara, Situmi De Silva and Isuri Bhagya Attanayake.