Buwaneka Goonethilleka clinched a resounding triple crown in the open category while Varangana Jayawardena secured a double apart from her Under-19 singles title at the SSC/WPBA All Lanka Open Badminton Tournament, organized by the SSC Sports Club, in collaboration with the Western Province Badminton Association (WPBA).
The tournament, which took place at the SSC Indoor Badminton Courts and the Mercantile Badminton Association Indoor courts, featured a diverse range of categories, offering an array of badminton action that captivated the audience.
Goonethilleka’s remarkable feat included winning the coveted singles title after a gripping match against MadhukaDulanjana. He claimed the victory with a scoreline of 21-11 and 21-15, leaving the spectators in awe.
Not stopping there, Goonethilleka, paired with Natasha Gunasekara, dazzled in the Open Mixed Doubles, defeating Dulanjana and ButmiGalagamage with scores of 26-24 and 21-16.
In a fiercely contested Men’s Open Doubles, Goonethilleka, alongside partner SasinduKarunathillake, outplayed Roshan Padmakumara and KasunMadushanka, securing a victory of 11-21 and 21-15.
On the women’s front, Jayawardena, having already claimed the Women’s Singles Championship by defeating SuhasniVidanage with scores of 23-21 and 21-15, showcased her versatility. She teamed up with RashmiMudalige, and together they overcame AnurangiMaskorala and Vidanage 21-18, 18-21, and 21-17 in the Open Doubles.
The Under-19 Boys Singles title went to ThilinaRajakaruna, who defeated PulinaVellalage with identical scores of 21-17.
Rajakaruna paired up with SanjulaHandapangoda to capture the Under-19 Boys Doubles title by outclassing TarukaAbeyratne and OmedhaIrushan with a dominant score of 21-14 and 21-9.
Varangana Jayawardena, showing her prowess yet again, clinched the Under-19 Girls’ Singles title by defeating PraveenaWijesundara with scores of 21-16 and 21-15.
Notably, Natasha Gunasekara and RashmiMudalige showcased their prowess in the under-19 Girls’ Doubles category, prevailing over IrushiAmandi and Wijesundara with a nail-biting score of 18-21, 21-18, and 21-19.
This prestigious event was made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of Mcfoil, Mobil, Li-Ning, 3M, and GAC.
MS 70: A B Weerasekara (Otter Aquatic Club)
MD 65: E.M. Chandratilake/Mohamed AZHAR Hamdoon (OTTERS CLUB)
MS 65: Ariyasena Wannisinghe
XD 60: Rohan Fernando/Wijaya Lakshmi Punchihewa (Otter Aquatic Club Open 2023/Otters)
MD 60: M T R F Thudugala/Collins Warnakulasooriya (United Shuttlers Kadawatha)
MS 60: Rohan Fernando Otter Aquatic Club Open 2023
WD 55: Enoka Sriyani Jayalath/Wijaya Lakshmi Punchihewa Otters Aquatic Club/Otters
MS 55: K S Pushpakumara (SLBFE)
MD 50: Nihal Amarasena/Duminda Somanayake (Fingara)
WS 50: Vipuli Ashanthi Senevirathne
MS 50: Nihal Amarasena (Fingara)
XD 45: T G S A Kumara/Wanda Ingram (United Shuttlers Kadawatha/DeeMash Sports Club)
MD 45: Dinushka Nilushana/T G S A Kumara (United Shuttlers Kadawatha)
WS 45: Priyanka Abeyratne
MS 45: Dinesh Janaka (JN BADMINTON)
XD 40: Hiruna Dissanayake/Asangi Indrachapa Kodituwakku (Pannipitiya ADS/N/A)
MD 40: Hiruna Dissanayake/Samantha Jayawardena (Pannipitiya ADS)
MS 40: TNA Rathnayake (Navy)
MD 35: Hasitha Chanaka/Asitha Mendis Wickramanayaka (HCBA)
MS 35: Roshan Padma Kumara (Sri Lanka Army)
XD 30: Sahan Pradeep/Nadeesha Gayanthi (HNB)
MD 30: Rathnayake Kasun Madushanka/Indika Matharage (SLB/Win It Club)
WS 30: Nadeesha Gayanthi (HNB)
MS 30: Mohomad Shafan (SSC)
GD U19: Natasha Gunasekera/Rashmi Bhagya Mudalige (RSBA/Gateway College Colombo)
BD U19: Sanjula Handapangodage/Thilina Rajakaruna (St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa)
GS U19: Varangana Himsarani Jayawardana (SLB)
BS U19: Thilina Rajakaruna (St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa)
GD U17: Sanuthi Gurusinghe/Pawani Induwari Illeperumachchi (Sangamitta Girls Collage,
Galle/Active sports Club)
BD U17: Rithira Sendil Abayagunawardena/Thenul Ransaja (Ganewatta Richmond College)
GS U17: Dilni Thenuka Ambalangodage (Anula Vidyalaya)
BS U17: Thidasa Irushika Weragoda (St.Joseph’s College)
GD U15: Sandaruvi Mihindee Jayalath/Ralindi Dihansa Umagiliya (Sujatha Vidya-laya
Matara/Sangamitta Balika Vidyalaya – Galle)
BD U15: Hansa Maneth Amarasinghe/Pamudu Randiligama (Rahula College Mata-ra/Lyceum
International School Watta)
GS U15: Sithuli Sathnadee Ranasinghe (Yukthi Academy)
BS U15: Pamudu Randiligama (Lyceum International School Wattala)
GD U13: Gihansi Minudini Hettiarachchi/Nehali Jayasena (Musaeus College=)
BD U13: Thamindu Randula Fernando/Senuda Nethila Rajapaksa (St. Joseph’s College
Colombo/Rising Stars Badminton Academy)
GS U13: Sasandhi Guruge (Sujatha Vidyalaya)
BS U13: Thamindu Randula Fernando (St. Joseph’s College Colombo)
GD U11: Hmr Dinanya Herath/Pitawala Liyanage Sanumi Methnara (St. Paul’s Girls’ School,
BD U11: Kaveeeshwara Hirushan Jayawardana/Nawithu Kumarapperuma (Chameera
Kumarapperuma Badminton Aacademy)
GS U11: Pitawala Liyanage Sanumi Methnara (Musaeus College)
BS U11: Sandra Marakkalage Hansaka (Rashminda Dilshan Badminton Academy)
XD: Buwaneka Goonethilleka/Natasha Gunasekera (RSBA)
WD: Varangana Himsarani Jayawardana/Rashmi Bhagya Mudalige (SLB/Gateway College Colombo)
MD: Buwaneka Goonethilleka/Ranthushka Sasindu Karunathilaka
WS: Varangana Himsarani Jayawardana (SLB)
MS Plate: Saajid Majeed (STC)
MS: Buwaneka Goonethilleka (RSBA)