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Senior badminton tourney in Sri Lanka

Ceylon Masters Badminton Association is to conduct their first ever Senior International Badminton Tournament in Sri Lanka at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium from November 26 to 29.

This was revealed by Ajith Wijesinghe, the Tournament Director, at a media briefing.

Trevor Reckerman Deputy Director, explaining the reason to conduct the tournament stated: “Badminton is a sport loved by many sportsmen and women that has brought many accolades to the country playing on the international scene. But sad to say, players after reaching their peak form give up the game at competitive level and continue at it just to maintain their fitness.

“In other countries shuttlers who have gone past 35 years, get the opportunity to continue with the game at competitive level in their countries and also conduct Invitational Tournaments at which Sri Lankan senior shuttlers too participate and bring glory to the country. Considering these facts, the Ceylon Masters Badminton Association decided to conduct the Senior International Badminton Tournament which has received the approval of the Ministry of Sports.

“The tournament will also help to promote the sport among veterans while developing the interest at international level. With many foreign senior players in action in the local arena the young local players will get the opportunity to witness them and improve on their own standards”.

Already players from over ten countries have made enquiries about the tournament and had stated that they are willing to come for the tourney.

A web site too was launched by the president of the Association Rohan de Silva. The web site of the Association is