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.