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Karunaratne brothers dominate Badminton Nationals

Karunaratne brothers, Niluka, Dinuka and Chamika dominated the second day and entered the pre quarter-finals of the National Badminton Championships, which continued at the SLBA, MBA and Otter AC Indoor Stadium yesterday.

The defending champion Niluka cruised to a 21-11, 21-12 win over S. Naveenraj in the Men’s Singles encounter.

In addition, bottom seed Dinuka defeated T. Silvidan 21-6, 21-9 while Chamika also outclassed Treojan Gunawardena 21-10, 21-12.

Meanwhile three seeded players Akira Edirisinghe, Roshan Kumara and Chamath Dias were knocked-out from the third-round of the Men’s Singles.

Results

Men’s Singles (third round): Lochana de Silva beat Banisha Perera 21-9, 21-19. Chamika Karunaratne beat Trojan Gunawardena 21-10, 21-12. Ranthushka Karunatilleka beat Bhagya Ranasinghe 21-3, 21-11. Chirath Illeperuma beat Hasitha Chanaka 21-14, 21-10. Niluka Karunaratne beat S. Naveenraj 21-11, 21-12. Siyath Senaratne beat Bihandu Edirisinghe 21-6, 21-16, Lahiru Weerasinghe beat Akira Edirisinghe 12-21, 21-12, 21-10, Shamika de Silva beat Dinal Jalith 21-14, 21-15, Dumindu Abeywickrama beat Vikum Fernando 21-6, 21-8, Nilesh Wijesekara beat Roshan Kumara 20-22, 21-16, 21-8. Sachin Dias beat Dulaj Nagahawatte 21-3, 21-6, Viren Nettasinghe beat Rajaram Hariharan 21-6, 21-6, Rasindu Hendahewa beat Thushan Shashi 21-7, 21-6. Chaniru Mirando beat Chamath Dias 21-18, 18-21, 21-14. Buwaneka Gunathilleka beat Ashisnsa Herath 21-9, 21-12. Dinuka Karunaratne beat T. Silvidan 21-6, 21-9.