Dinuka and Niluka Karunaratne along with four other shuttlers took flight to Wuhan, China to compete in the Badminton Asia Championship. The tournament kicked off today with the Men’s Doubles event starting off proceedings for Team Sri Lanka.

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Dinuka and Niluka Karunaratne, the only Men’s pair competing in the doubles for Sri Lanka, received a walkover in the first round of their group (B). They won the only other match left in their group against Leong Kol Chong and Pang Fong Pui in straights sets 21-13, 21-11, earning themselves a spot in the main draw of 32. They will face the top seeds of the tournament Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen in their first-round match tomorrow (25th Apr).

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Thilini Hendahewa competed in the Women’s Singles against Jui Jeon of Korea and faced an unfortunate loss ending her journey in the tournament. Scores read 21-6, 21-7 after 23 minutes on court.

“අනාගතය ගැන බයයි. ඒත් ජයග්‍රහණ අපිට බලාපොරොත්තුවක්” – සචින් සහ බුවනෙක

කනිෂ්ඨ ක්‍රීඩකයින් ලෙස ක්‍රීඩා කරන කාලයේ සිට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ජාත්‍යන්තර තලයේ ඉදිරියට රැගෙන එන මේ තරුණයින් දෙදෙනා දැන් ජාතික වාර්තා…

Fixtures for 25th April

Men’s Singles – Niluka Karunaratne vs. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Main Draw Round 1)

Men’s Doubles – Niluka K & Dinuka. K vs. Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen (Main Draw Round 1)

Women’s Doubles – Thilini Hendahewa & Kavini Sirimannage vs. Misaki Matsumo & Ayaka Takahashi (Main Draw Round 1)

Mixed Doubles – Sachin Dias & Thilini Hendahewa vs. Debby Susanto & Ricky Karandasuwardi (Main Draw Round 1)

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