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Junior National Table Tennis Championship on June 18-19

Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka (TTASL) is expected to conduct the Junior National Table Tennis Championship which is scheduled to be held on June 18-19 at the S. Thomas' Gymnasium, Mt. Lavinia.

According to the Tournament committee Secretary of TTASL D.M.G.S Kumara, this event was to be held earlier two months before, but it was postponed due to the Global pandemic situation and the GCE O/L exam.

Now, it has been finalised to conduct on June 18-19 with a record number of junior paddlers are expected to take part in this event.

The tournament will be conducted under the following age categories: boys' and girls' under 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19 singles events while the doubles events for the boys' and girls' under 19 and mixed doubles events. Especially some events already have more competitors while organisers are expected to hold qualification round before the main competition.

The key players like Bimandee Bandara, Ayla Chitty, Dewmeth Weerasena, Janith Batugedera took part in the recently concluded South Asian Junior TT Championship in Maldives and will take part in this tournament while defending junior National champion Senura Silva who is presently away in USA for the two months training will miss this tournament.

TTASL already plans to conduct the Senior National Championship on the 25th and 26th of June after this junior event while Western Province TT Championship is also planning to conduct after both the Junior and Senior National Championship.

The Special General Meeting (SGM) of the TTASL was held recently and take more decisions while they already plan to conduct the TTASL election which has to be held on or before next August 31. TTASL already conducted Selection trials for the Commonwealth Games which are scheduled to be held from July 28 to August 8 in Bermingham.

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