Prof. Ranjit Silva receives Lifetime Award | Sunday Observer

Prof. Ranjit Silva receives Lifetime Award

Professor Ranjit Silva (right) receiving his award from the president of the BWF Paul Eric Larsen
Professor Ranjit Silva (right) receiving his award from the president of the BWF Paul Eric Larsen

Professor Ranjit Silva who was president of the Sri Lanka Badminton Association received the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Badminton World Federation at a function held in China last week.

He became the first person in South Asia to receive the highly prestigious and rare Award given for a lifetime of exceptional contributions and achievements in international badminton. He served in the BWF Council for 10 years after being elected by the 180 member countries. Altogether his involvement with BWF spanned 50 years from 1967 to 2017.

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