The 13th Sri Lanka University Games (SLUG) Badminton tournament was held for the third consecutive day yesterday at the Gymnasium of University of Ruhuna. The tournament kicked off on the 28th of August with the group stage matches played in both the Men’s and the Women’s categories.
The Men’s category was dominated by the Jayawardenapura University team; They beat the Moratuwa University on their road to victory. The Women’s category however took a more absorbing turn of events from day 01 with University of Jayawardenapura dominating University of Colombo.
In the men’s Category Colombo, Moratuwa, Jayawardenapura, Eastern, Ruhuna, Rajarata, Peradeniya and Kelaniya qualified for the Quarterfinals of their respective groups
The two semi finals were battled out between the Rajarata and Jayawardenapura teams in semifinal 1, while Peradeniya and Moratuwa clashed in the second semifinal. Moratuwa and Jayawardenapura progressed to the finals as the losers played the consolation final. Jayawardenapura won the final encounter 3-2.
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In the Women’s Category Colombo eased past Wayamba 3-1 in the 1st semifinal while Jayawardenapura defeated Kelaniya with the same score line in the 2nd semi. The all-important final was set up between the Colombo and Jayawardenapura and saw Jayawardenapura scrape past Colombo 3-0 while Kelaniya defeated Wayamba to clinch the 3rd place.
- University of Jayawardenapura – (Men)
- University of Jayawardenapura – (Women)
- University of Moratuwa – (Men)
- University of Colombo– (Women)
- University of Rajarata – (Men)
- University of Kelaniya – (Women)