NILUKA KARUNARATNE GOT SELECTED FOR RIO OLYMPICS 2016
The 15 times National Badminton Champion got selected to represent the Mother Land in Rio Olympics 2016 to be held in August 2016 through tripartite basis. This was confirmed by the Badminton World Federation on 15th May 2016. Sri Lanka Badminton (SLB) congratulates Niluka for his success. This is the second consecutive Olympics which Niluka is waiting to represent the Mother Sri Lanka.
The above tournament was conducted in Nuwara Eliya from 28 April to 02 May 2016 in Municipal courts Nuwara Eliya.
Approximately 500 players in all age categories were participated in the tournament and nearly 620 Match have been players during 4 ½ days. The finals on 2 May 2016 were grazed by His Worship the Mayor of Nuwara Eliya Mr. Mahinda DodampeGamage.
The tournament was totally coordinated by two Vice Presidents of Sri Lanka Badminton Mr. Chamara Aluthge and Mr. Palitha Hettiarachchi and tournament committee Chairman Mr. Prabath Senanayake. The tournament Referee was Mr. Lakpriya Edirisinghe. The results of the main 5 events are as given below.
– Champion – Buwenaka Gunathilake
– Runner Up – Sachin Dias
– Champion -Kavidi Sirimanage
– Runner up – Thilini Hendahewa
– Champion – Buwaneka. G / Sachin.D
– Runner up – Hasitha .C / Rajitha .D
– Champion -Kavidi.S /Thilini.
– Runner up -Renu Chandriak /Oshadi
– Champion -Buwenaka / Kavidi
– Runner up -Hasitha C. /Renu Chandrika
PROVISIONAL LIST OF OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS PUBLISHED
Badminton’s much-awaited world rankings, following the end of the Olympic Qualification Period on 1 May, have been published.
Today’s (5 May 2016) Race to Rio rankings indicate the possible qualifiers for the Rio Olympics. However, the lists are provisional as several criteria have to be fulfilled, including the acceptance of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of their quota places and the allocation of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Tripartite Commission Invitation Places. The final list of qualifiers will be published immediately after the deadline of 18 July 2016.
The final surge to qualify for the Rio Olympics saw some dramatic moments at the continental championships of Asia, Europe and Oceania last week, with some players managing to stake a claim for the Olympics thanks to inspired performances at the last qualifying event for Rio in their respective continents.
The full rankings can be found on the BWF website: www.bwfbadminton.co
Miss W.G.Punchihewa, Technical Officer Sri Lanka Badminton has been selected by the Badminton World Federation as the Line judge in 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio, Brazil from 11th Aug 20th Aug 2016. Sri Lanka Badminton Congratulate Miss WG Punchihewa on her performance!
Closing date for entries of over 50 event has been extended till 1000 hrs 30 April 2016 as a special decision taken by the SLB Executive Committee.
Enjoy your game in cool breeze!
Sri Lanka Badminton AGM held at 1700 hrs on 31 March 2016 at the Head Office of SLB. 11 officials out of 13 participated for same. The previous office bearers as mentioned below continue the term till 30 March 2017. Continue reading SRI LANKA BADMINTON AGM HELD ON 31 MARCH 2016
The shuttler Lekha Shehani won the title in the recently ended Ivory Coast International 2016.
SLB Congratulates for her performance!
12th South Asian Games Badminton Squad held on 5th -16 th February, Guwahati & Shillong – India.
1st Raw (Seated) Left to Right :
Mr. R.M.R.D. Rathnayake (Trainer) , WgCdr. Amal Dias (Secretary-SLBA) , Mr. Suraj Dandeniya (President-SLBA) , Mr. Palitha Hettiarachchi (Vice President) , Mr. Pradeep Welagedara (Coach) , Mr. Shimal Aponsu (Coach)
2nd Raw (Standing) Left to Right :
Thisara Nimmika , Madhuka Dulanajana , Vibhavi Madusha , Buwaneka Goonethileke , Sachin Dias , Pramoddya Ranaweera , Thisal Yatawara , Imesh Hasaranga