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Sri lanka sport Now Played in secrecy

13 February, 2022
Ravindu Laksiri (left) and Fathoum Issadeen pose with their trophies
Ravindu Laksiri (left) and Fathoum Issadeen pose with their trophies

Favourites Ravindu Laksiri and Fathoum Issadeen won the men’s and women’s Open squash titles respectively at the 41st National Squash Championships 2022 held at the SSC courts last month in a tournament held in secrecy for reasons best known only to squash officials.

The National Squash Championship is one of the biggest and most contested tournaments in the local squash calendar with prize money, trophies and certificates on offer. All top ranked men and women players took part in this tournament in the age categories of men’s Open, women’s Open, men’s Novices, women’s Novices, men’s Over-35, men’s Over-40 and Masters Over-50.

Financial awards were presented only to the winners and runners-up in the Open event. Laksiri and Issadeen were presented with Rs. 25,000 each while the runners-up received Rs. 15,000 each.

This was also the first PSA (Professional Squash Association) Satellite tournament to be held in Sri Lanka that enabled senior players to obtain the much needed international ranking points and move up the world ranking ladder.


Women’s Novices: 1. Thakshila Priyawansa, 2. Madushani Perera, 3. Resuni Pabodha
Men’s Novices: 1. Pradeep Jayasinghe, 2. Sanjeewa Sadaruwan, 3. Dulshan Prasanna

Men’s Over-35: 1. DMR Dissanayake, 2. SDSK Jayalal, 3. JPP Ishara
Men’s Over-40: 1. WL Wickramasinghe, 2. UV Nishantha, 3. IAN Herft

Men’s Over-50: 1. Pradeep Ratnayake, 2. Dhammika Tillekaratne, 3. M Rizwan
Men’s Open-Consolation Plate: 1. RMSLK Ekanayake, 2. EAHM Edirisinghe

Men’s Open - Classic Plate: 1. HAS de Silva, 2. Osanda Nilakshana

Women’s Open: 1. Fathoum Issadeen, 2. Chanithma Sinaly, 3. Yeheni Kuruppu, 4. Dewmini Gallage Men’s Open: 1. Ravindu Laksiri, 2. Shamil Wakeel, 3. Shariff Hakeem, 4. MAM Ushama