Daily Mirror - 16.11.2010
Jagath Rajapakse created a major upset by defeating three times former National champion and veteran number one player Lalith Priyantha in a thrilling five setter in the semi-finals of the over 40 men’s singles event.
This match kept the spectators spellbound at the Veterans All Island Age Group knock-out TT tournament conducted by the Veterans Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka (VTTASL) at the Race Course Hall tables on Sunday.
More than 50 past paddlers participated with enthusiasm.
Jagath Rajapakse, Lalith Priyantha, Dietmar Doering and Nilmini Swarnakanthi won a double each.
Results: Men’s singles (over-60):
M.M.M. Laffeer beat Dr. G.N. Lucas 3/1. Men’s singles (50-59) ,Dietmar Doering beat Rajiva Wijetunge 3/0. Men’s (40-49): Jagath Rajapakse beat D.M. Bandula 3/0.
Women’s (50-59): Daya Peiris beat Amara Chandratillake 3/2. Women’s (40-49): Nilmini Swarnakanthi beat Pushpa Colombathanthri 3/0.
Men’s doubles (40-49): Lalith Priyantha and Jagath Rajapakse beat Priyantha Perera and Major Heshan Bulanawewa 3/0.
Men’s doubles (over 50): Dietmar Doering and Rajiva Wijetunge beat Dr. G.N. Lucas and Sarath Wijesuriya 3/2. Women’s doubles (over 40): Nilmini Swarnakanthi and Amara Chandratilake beat Daya Peiris and Ira Ruwanpathirana 3/1.
Mixed doubles (over 40): Lalith Priyantha and Ira Ruwanpathirana beat Dietmar Doering and Dr. Sriyani Mihindukulasuriya 3/0.