Shuttle awards tomorrow
The award presentation to the winners of the `All Island Age Group
Badminton Championshipâ€™, conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Badminton
Association (SLSBA) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Badminton
Association (SLBA) will take place at Royal College Sports Complex
tomorrow (October 23) at 4.30 pm.
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) Chief Executive Officer Shuhei Anan will be
the chief guest.
Speaking at a press briefing, SLSBA, President Upali Gunasekara said
that over 5,500 shuttlers from 160 schools represented the preliminary
rounds age group championships and 642 boys and 573 girls were selected
to the final rounds.
The winners will be selected from the final rounds, which were
conducted at Royal College Sports Complex, Colombo, S. Thomasâ€™ College
Sports Complex, Mt. Lavinia, Musaeus College, Colombo and Sri Lanka
Badminton Association grounds in Colombo from October 19 to 23.
SLSBA, Vice President Jagath Patabendige commended the high
performances made by school children in distant areas at the preliminary
He said this tournament will be extended to many more schools in the
country next year including in the North and East.
President, SLBA Sumith Guruge said that their main intention was to
popularise badminton in rural areas and conduct the next Badminton
Championship on a grand scale.
Sri Lanka Telecom, D. Samson Industries and the Yonex Sunrise Ltd of
Singapore are the main sponsors of the tournament.