Annual General Meeting and Election of SLB

T he Annual General Meeting and Election for the period of 2017/21018 of SLB held at 1700 hrs on 25 March 2017 at SLB auditorium.

Accordingly following committee members were Elected as the Executive Committee of SLB for the period 2017 to March 2019.

President – Mr Nishantha Jayasinghe
Secretary – Mr Calrance Hormer
Vice Presidents – Mr Rohan De Silva
– Mr Mohan Wijesinghe
– Mr Chamara Perera
– Mr Chamara Aluthge
– Mr Harsha Hiyarapitiya
– Mr Jevan Prasad
– Mr Duminda Jayakody
– President SLSBA (Ex Officio)
Asst Sec – Mr W Kumara
– Mr Thilak Jayasiri

Treasurer – Mr GG Magala
Asst Treasurer – Mr K Ketapearachchi

SELECTION OF PLAYERS FOR SUDIRMAN CUP TRAILS

The Selection Committee Sri Lanka Badminton at a meeting held yesterday 13 March 2017 has decided to invite the following players to face trials in respect of selecting the team for the Sudirman Cup to be held in Australia in May 2017.

SINGLES
MEN – WOMEN
RANTHUSHKA SASINDU / KAVINDI ISHADIKA
HASITHA CHANAKA / THILINI HENDAHEWA
BUWENEKA GUNETILLEKE / LEKHA SHEHANI
SACHIN DIAS / CHANDRIKA De SILVA
DINUKA KARUNERATNE / ACHINI RATHNASIRI
CHAMIKA KARUNERATNE / BUTHMI GALAGAMAGE
NILUKA KARUNERATNE / DILMI DIAS
R.S.DAHANAYAKE / UPULI WEERASINGHE
DOUBLES
BUWENEKA GUNETILLEKE / KAVINDI SIRIMANNEGE
SACHIN DIAS / THILINI HENDAHEWA

SUPUN LAKRANGA / CHANDRIKA De SILVA
ARUNA SENEVIRATNE / AMALI AMERASINGHE

NILUKA KARUNERATNE / ACHINI RATHNASIRI
DINIKA KARUNERATNE / UPULI WEERASINGHE

R.S.DAHANAYAKE / HASINI AMBALANGODAGE
HASITH CHANAKA / DILMI DIAS

MIXED DOUBLES
BUWENEKA GUNETILLEKE & KAVINDI ISADIKA
SACHIN DIAS & THILINI HENDAHEWA
DINUKA KARUNERATNE & NADEESHA GAYANTHI
HASITHA CHANAKA & CHANDRIKA De SILVA

Players are to Note the following and action as applicable.

a) TRIALS WILL BE HELD ON 3rd / 4th / 5th / 6th & 7th April 2017
b) TRIALS WILL COMMENCE AT 8:30 AND CONTINUE TILL EVENING UNTIL THE DAYS SCHEDULE IS COMPLETED.
c) PLAYERS SHOULD CONFIRM THEIR AVAILABILITY TO FACE TRIALS BY 28th MARCH IN WRITING. ANY PLAYER WHO FAILS TO CONFIRM SHALL BE DROPPED.
d) IF ANY PLAYER CONFIRMS AND THEN FAILS TO APPEAR FOR TRIALS SUCH PLAYER WILL BE SUBJECTED TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION
e) A MEETING OF THE PLAYERS TO BRIEF THEM ON THE TRIALS FORMAT WILL BE HELD ON 28TH MARCH TUESDAY AT 6:00 PM. ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY

SLB Commences Trial Practice session with an Indonesian Coach

SLB will Commence its Trial Practice Session with an Indonesian coach from 26 Feb to 2 March 2017. Only limited number of players will, be called for these sessions as follows.

26 Feb to 2 March 2017 – 0700 -1000 hrs and 1500 1800 hrs

SLB Office will call the players and inform dates and times by tomorrow. (25 Feb 17)

Selection of Coaches for the BWF Level I course in Nepal

Out of nine candidates following have been selected by a Special Board appointed by the General Committee of SLB for the above course to be held in Nepal from 5th – 15th March 2017.

Eranga Fernando
Hasitha Chanaka
RS Dahanayake
Thilini Jayasinghe
Nadeesha Gayanthi.

Applications are calling for South Asia Regional BWF Level 1 Badminton Coaching Course Nepal 2017

SLB wish to call applications from the SLB Coaches and players for the above course. The SLB take following into consideration when selecting coaches for the above course. (only 5 will be selected)

a. Coaching Qualifications :-

b. Playing Qualification :- (current ranking)

c. Coaching experience :-

i. Coaching in a reputed institution
ii. Privet Coaching

d. Education Qualification :-

Therefore Self made application including above with certified copies of the certificates be handed over to SLB Office by 1700 hrs 15 February 2017.

Selection criteria will be published in the web once finalized.

General Secretary
SLB

Premasiri Halambage Memorial Open Badminton Championships POSTPONED TO MAY 2017

The Executive Committee of the SLB has decided to postponed the “Premasiri Halambage Memorial Open Badminton Championships” scheduled to be held from 23-26 February 17 in Ambalangodas due to the request of the host affiliate Southern Province Badminton Association.
Fresh dates of the tournament will be notified later.

Another successful Shuttle Time Program was finished on 2 February 2017

Another successful Shuttle Time Program was finished on 2 February 2017 at Blue Rose Special School Kandy under the guidance of SLB and the assistance of Dr Nimal Kariyawasam.
As usual Mr Pradee Welagedar was the Head Coach and Tutor of this program too. SLB wishes to thank every one engaged in this project.