Buddhika, Madurangi win National TT titles
In the 62nd Table Tennis Nationals conducted by the Sri Lanka Table
Tennis Association and sponsored by Serendib Medicals Pvt Ltd., which
began on Friday at the S. Thomas' College, Indoor Sports Complex
concluded yesterday on a victorious note for two senior students in
Ishara Madurangi from Devananda Ambalangoda and Budhika Walgampola of
In the women's singles semifinals Ishra Madurangi got the better of
Ruwansi Wijekoon (Maliyadeva) 4 sets to 2. Ishara's rival Deepika
Rodrigo (Lake House) beat Suranga de Silva (Commercial Bank) 4 sets to
Deepika who had won the women's singles title on 9 separate occasions
and being the current champion was fancied to retain the little against
Ishara. But things were not easy for Deepika with a tense battle on with
Ishara holding her own in this tensely fought seven setter. Deepika at
crucial moments kept smashing, that were off the mark, which gave the
initiative to the calm and composed Ishara who won 11/9, 7/11, 11/13,
11/8, 7/11, 11/4, 11/8.
In the men's singles semifinals Indika Prasad (I D TT Academy) got
the better of Sujitha Wickremanayake (Dharmaraja, Kandy) whilst Buddhika
Walgampola (Roya College) beat K.S.T. Chalitha (Seylan Bank).
Indika Prasad has for quite some years has been at striking distance
of the final and everything pointed to his being lucky this time. But it
was not so, with the Royalist screaming and shouting at every point he
scored won the five setter 6/11, 12/10, 11/8, 11/5, 11/7.
Finals Results -
Open Men's Doubles: K S T Chalitha/Rohan Sirisena Bt Yohan
Deshappriya/B N B Jayasinghe (MAS Intimates) 11/03, 11/13, 11/07, 07/11,
Open Women's Doubles: Nirmani Silva/Shanika Silva Bt Ishara Rodrigo/Ruhansi
Wijekoon 15/17, 11/07, 11/08, 11/08.
Open Mixed Doubles: Deepika Rodrigo/India Prasad bt Ishara Madurangi/G
P H Sajith Priyadarshana 11/04, 11/07, 09/11, 11/07.
Veterans Men's Singles: (Over 45 & Above) Dr G N Lucas (Veterans TT
Associatoin) bt Dietmar Doering (Aquarious Beat Club) 11/07, 09/11,
10/12, 11/06, 11/05.
Veterans Women's Singles: (Over 45 & Above) Namal Gunaskera (Tibar TT
Club) bt Ama Suraweera (Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Ltd) 11/05,
Master's Men's Singles (Over 35/44): Chaminda Rodrigo (T.H. Table
Tennis Academy) bt Lalith Priyantha (Butterfly T T Club) 09/11, 11/09,
05/11, 13/11, 12/10.
Master's Women's Singles (Over 35/44): Udayangani Aluvihare (Matale
Table Tennis Academy) bt Nilmini Swarnakanthi (Auditor General
Department) 11/06, 09/11, 11/01, 11/01.
Men's Consolation Singles: Dushan Ranathunga (Isipathana - Colombo)
Bt Suresh Pushapakumara (Anura CC Yakkala) 05/11, 11/07, 06/11, 11/08,
Women's Consolation Singles: Yonali Dullewa (Mahamaya - Kandy) Bt
Iresha Kawshani (Girls High School - Mt. Lavinia) 11/06, 12/10, 07/11,
Disable Men's Singles (Sitting): J A Athula (SL Army) bt K Raja
Rajeswaran (Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Ltd) 11/08, 05/11, 14/12,
Veterans Women's Doubles: Namal Gunasekera/Champa Wimalawardana Bt U
Aluvihare/ S Mihindukulasooriya 11/02, 11/03, 11/08.
Veterans Men's Doubles: Lalith Priyantha/Deitmar Doering bt Major
Heshan Bulanawewa/Chaminda Rodrigo 11/04, 11/07, 11/06.