The First ever Air Force Open Badminton Championship 2015 participation of 300 participants and successfully concluded yesterday evening (14th June 2015 ) at the Sri Lanka Air Force Health management Centre, Thummulla.
The tournament, held from 10th June 2015, saw the participation of 300 players, carried cash awards amounting to a total of Rs.400,000.
Niluka karunaratne and Achini Rathnasiri won the Men’s and Women’s Open Championships respectively.
The Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Chairperson of the SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Roshani Gunatilleke, The Chief of Staff of the Air Force Air Vice Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala, members from the Air Force Board of Management, the Chairman SLAF Badminton, Group Captain R Senanayaka, Commanding Officer SLAF Station Colombo Air Commodore Prasanna Payoe, and Senior Officers of the SLAF also attended.
The results of the Tournament are as follows
Open Men's Single
Champion - Niluka Karunarathne
Runner -Up - Dinuka Karunarathne
Open Women's Single
Champion - Achini Rathnasiri
Runner -Up - Kavidi Ishadika
Open Men's Doubles
Champion - Niluka Karunarathne & Dinuka Karunarathne
Runner -Up - Hasitha Chanaka & rajitha Dahanayake
Open Women's Doubles
Champion - Kavidi Ishadika & Oshadie Kuruppu
Runner -Up - Achini Rathnasiri & Upuli Weerasinghe
Open Mixed Doubles
Champion - Dinuka Karunarathne & Oshadie Kuruppu
Runner -Up - Hasitha Chanaka & Kavidi Ishadika
Veteran Men's Single
Champion - Upendra Jayawardane
Runner -Up - Subash Janaka
Veteran Women's Single
Champion - Inoka Jayalath
Runner -Up - Anusha Senarathne
Veteran Men's Doubles
Champion - Upendra Jayawardane & Subash Janaka
Runner -Up - Nihal Amarasena & Janaka Gamage
Veteran Women's Doubles
Champion - Lakshmi Punchihewa & Inoka Ruhunuarachchi
Runner -Up - Inoka Jayalath & Thushari Brahakmanage