Bimandee, Sithum win TT double titles

The winners are seen here with their trophies
The winners are seen here with their trophies

Bimandee Bandara of Hillwood College, Kandy and Sithum Niranga of Loyola College, Bopitiya won double titles as the All Island Private Schools, Semi Government Schools and International Schools Table Tennis Championship conducted by the Ping Pong Academy concluded at the S. Thomas’ Indoor Stadium, Mount Lavinia recently. The tournament was sponsored by the Esoft Metro Campus.

Eleven-year-old Bimandee won the under-12 girls singles title beating Fathmath Dheema Ali of Royal Institute Colombo - 09/11, 11/05, 11/06 and clinched the under-15 singles crown defeating Nethmi Hettiarachchi of Holy Cross College, Gampaha – 11/04, 11/04 in the final.

Sithum Niranga bagged his first title of the tournament when he beat Abdullah Manzil of Trinity College, Kandy in the boys’ under-15 singles final - 11/08, 11/05 and went on to win the under-18 singles final over Shanaka Samarasena of Lyceum International School, Watala - 11/04, 06/11, 11/05. Both Bimandee and Sithum were awarded the Esoft Metro Campus challenge trophies.

Menwhile the senior most category (under-21) finals saw Annan Manzil of Trinity College, Kandy winning the boys’ crown beating Pradeep Lakmal of St Peter’s College, Colombo - 11/08, 11/0 while Erinee Devchandra of Ladies College, Colombo wrapping up the girls’ title downing Minali Siriwardanea of Ladies College, Colombo – 11/08, 11/05.

Esoft Metro Campus Marketing Manager Sampath De Silva was the chief guest at the award ceremony.

Results -

Under 08 Boy’s Singles:

Muhammed Ihsaan Faleel of Wesley College, Colombo beat Praveen Kaushalya of St. Joseph’s College Colombo - 11/03, 11/02

Under 08 Girl’s Singles:

Tashmi Katakumbura of Good Shepered Convent Kandy beat Mekalya Fernando of Musaeus College, Colombo - 11/08, 11/08

Under 10 Boy’s Singles :

Shaifiullah Akram of Al Hudha Interntional School, Kandy eat Dewmeth Weerasena of Lyceum International School Nugegoda – 11/ 03. 11/08

Under 10 Girl’s Singles:

Fathmath Dheema Ali of Royal Institute Colombo beat Sithmi Seya of Musaeus College, Colombo – 11/06, 11/05

Under 12 Boy’s Singles:

Mahith Jayasumana of Lyceum International School Gampaha beat Sanuth Jayasumana of Lyceum International School Gampaha – 11/07, 13/15, 11/05

Under 12Girl’s Singles:

Bimandee Bandara of Hillwood College, Kandy beat Fathmath Dheema Ali of Royal Institute Colombo - 09/11, 11/05, 11/06

Under 15 Boy’s Singles:

Sithum Niranga of Loyola College, Bopitiya beat Abdullah Manzil of Trinity College, Kandy – 11/08, 11/05

Under 15Girl’s Singles:

Bimandee Bandara of Hillwood College, Kandy beat Nethmi Hettiarachchi of Holy Cross College, Gampaha – 11/04, 11/04

Under 18 Boy’s Singles:

Sithum Niranga of Loyola College, Bopitiya beat Shanaka Samarasena of Lyceum International School, Watala – 11/04, 06/11, 11/05

Under 18 Girl’s Singles:

Ranudhi Muthukudaarachchi of Musaeus College, Colombo beat Buwani Rathnayake of St. Mary’s Convent Matara – 13/ 11, 11/09

Under 21 Boy’s Singles:

Annan Manzil of Trinity College, Kandy beat Pradeep Lakmal of St Peter’s College, Colombo – 11/08, 11/09

Under 21 Girl’s Singles:

Erinee Devchandra of Ladies College, Colombo beat Minali Siriwardanea of Ladies College, Colombo – 11/08, 11/05 


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