|Dinuka Karunaratre wins Uganda International Badminton|
Uganda International Badminton Open Championships 2013
Sri Lanka’s player Dinuka Karunaratne won the men’s single title at the 2013 Uganda International Badminton Open Championships,held at Kampala, over the weekend.
Dinuka is the younger brother of Niluka Karunaratne, who represented Sri Lanka in the London Olympics. Dinuka Karunaratne beat his Indian rival, Sabanka Deshi by 2-0 in the final. Karunaratne beat Italian, Gracio, in the semi-final by 2-0 to get through to the final.
“This is a great win because we are making sure this title goes to Sri Lanka again after my brother won it last year. I have liked the tournament because it has been very competitive and beating an Indian in the tournament is even so sweet because they are a big badminton playing nation in Asia,” a happy Karunaratre said.