Dulux Mercantile Open Badminton Championship
Dinuka meets brother Diluka in menís final
by Lakmal Fernando

Dinuka Karunaratne of Sampath Bank qualified for the menís singleís final of Mercantile Open Badminton Championship after a stunning performance against Hatton National Bankís Hashan Anuradha at the Sri Lanka Badminton Association courts on Saturday.

He was to meet younger brother Diluka in the menís final Sunday evening.

Having eased to victory in the mixed double along with his partner Tilini Jayasinghe 2-1 (19/21, 21/12, 21/19) against the fancied duo of Chandrika de Silva (Seylan Bank) and Niroshan Wijekoon (Asia Capital), Dinuka then won the menís single semi-final.

Heís also through for the menís doubles final after partnering colleague Amila Kalugalage 2-1 (17/21, 21/18, 24/22). The pair will meet Diluka Karunaratne and Chamira Kumarapperuma in the menís doubles final.

In the second singleís semi-final, Diluka Karunaratne beat Amila Kalugalage 2-0 (21/12, 21/14).

National champion Chandrika de Silva will take on Tilini Jayasinghe in the womenís single final.


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