Chandrika triple at Badminton Cíships

Niluka Karunaratne retained the menís singles title for the fifth year in a row, while Chandrika de Silva won a triple at the Senior National Badminton Championships which ended at the Royal College Indoor Stadium, Reid Avenue, on Monday.

Karunaratne defeated fourth seed Thushara Edirisinghe 15-0, 15-4 in the menís singles final and Chandrika de Silva had the better of Nadeesha Gayanthi 11-2, 11-2 in the womenís singles final.

Chandrika had earlier clinched the womenís doubles title with partner Thilini Jayasinghe as they defeated the combination of Nadeesha Gayanthi and Rasangi Ranatunga 15-5, 17-15 in the final.

Chandrika also combined with Thushara Edirisinghe and overcame Niluka Karunaratne and Thilini Jayasinghe 15-8, 7-15, 15-10 in the mixed doubles final.

Vice president, National Olympic Committee Manilal Fernando was the chief guest and distributed the awards.


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