NOMINATION OF CAPTAINS OF WORLD JUNIOR SQUAD

The Committee Presided by the President Sri Lanka Schools Badminton Association has selected the Captains of the Sri Lanka Squad scheduled to be participated in the World Junior Championships from 31 Oct to 11 November 2016 and are as shown below.

Boys Captain — Master Shamika Hasaranga

Girls Captain — Miss Buthmi Galagamage

Other committee members presnt at the meeting were Chairman Selection Committee, Secretary SLB, Secretary SLSBA, and coaches of WJC.

Sri Lanka Badminton wish them GOOD LUCK!

NATIONALS AND JUNIOUR NATIONALS 2016

The Organizers of the above event have decided to play the above event as follows.

Nationals, Veterans and Masters from 26 to 29 Oct 16 in Kurunegala.

Junior Nationals from 24-25 Oct 16 in Colombo and from Quarter finals on wards from 27-29 Oct 16 in Kurunegala

Comprehensive program with the draw will be published in the SLB WEB by PM hrs on 19 Oct 2016.

Nationals and Junior Nationals in Kurunegala

Answer to the news published in Nations News paper on 9 October 2016.

Badminton is not in Chaos but in safe hands.

As the writer correctly say both Mercantile tournament and Nationals will be held during the same period. But no clash at all as tries to highlight by the writer. Both programs will be arranged on amicable basis thanks to the officials of both associations.

I hope writer has got wrong information with regard to the number of matches of the Junior nationals. The SLB and SLSBA agreed to conduct preliminary rounds of Junior national in Colombo from 22-23 October and the matches from Quarter final onward will be played in Kurunegala.

Further the organizers have arranged 7 courts in two different places to conduct this tournament in Kurunegala. Therefore no rush will be experienced in this tournament. The new concept i.e Playing Nationals and Junior Nationals together shows the unity of the sport where as many National associations have clashes with their school associations.I hope this kind of initiatives should be appreciated by media without giving wrong information to the general public.

Further the critic of advancing the tournament is totally denied and request the writer to check the Tournament and Activity calendar of Sri Lanka Badminton published in Sri Lanka Badminton Web site in April 2016 to get the correct picture.

The Minister of Sports will grace the occasion, but it is to emphasis that the tournament dates were fixed in this year April by the SLB but not to accommodate the Minister as accused by the writer.

Order of Merit of the Coaches selection for World Junior tournament in Spain in November 2016

The Committee responsible for Selection of Coaches for overseas tournaments have selected the coaches as follows. Two (2) coaches will be selected as per the Order of Merit to participate in World Junior Championships in November 2016.

1. Mr.Chameera Kumarapperuma
2. Mr.Subash De Silva
3. Mr.Mahesh Ekanayak
4. Mr.Niroshan John
5. Mr.Yukthi Rangana Perera
6. Mr.Upul Prasanna

SSC TOURNAMENT (UPDATE)

SRI LANKA BADMINTON ANNOUNCES THAT THE M&Q PUBLISHING DATE AND THE DRAW OF THE SSC HAVE BEEN AMENDED AS FOLLOWS

M&Q PUBLISHING DATE – 23 SEP 16

DRAW – 26 SEP 16

NOTICE FOR ALL BADMINTON COCHES

Ministry of sports has commenced a program to register all coaches in Sri Lanka having the idea of identifying talents for Local and Foreign training and to segregate the coaches according to the qualifications possess at the movement.

The application sent by the Ministry of Sports is available at SLB.

All Badminton coaches are requested to forward the duly filled application to receive the Secretary SLB by 26 Sep 2016.

Secretary
SLB