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Sri Lankan badminton player Niluka Karunaratne lost his second round match to Indian Kashyap Parupalli 21-14 15-21 21-9 at the Wembley Arena in London a short while ago

Karunaratne came back strong in the second set, after losing the first, but failed to keep up with his opponent, ranked 21 in the World.

Meanwhile, Reshika Udugampola was the latest Sri Lankan athlete to exit the games, after finishing sixth in the second heat of the 100m freestyle with a time of 1:04:93 sec.
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  • Ken Wednesday, 01 August 2012 09:47 AM

    INDIA is giving hard time in sports to SL..cricket now in Olympic...

    BF Wednesday, 01 August 2012 09:57 AM

    It is not the end of the road. You made the country proud. Sports is all about as to how you play and not about the defeat. Well done !!!

    Dil Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:08 AM

    any way congratulation Niluka

    Chandana Fernando Thursday, 02 August 2012 08:16 AM

    Congrats. But sad you lose to this arragont indian. Next time you can and we always with you.

    Lanka Shantha Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:11 AM

    Our Sports minister must promote football, basket ball, volleyball and beach volley ball these are the best sports where less money is needed. The rest of the sports will grow automatically. But our sports ministry is behind cricket which is an expensive game like tennis.

    Jagath Leanagej Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:11 AM

    Niluka, You made us proud. You played a better game than Parupalli.You are a uncut unpolished precious gem. I think you didnt had a propper coach to guide you to victory. We saw your oponent guided by his two professional coaches.Our sports Administration should take the responsibilty on your defeat.Why were two officials seated while you are playing i/o coaches.Sports administration are wasting lot of money for sports which we cant think of comming to International Standars( Eg. Rugger & Motor Racing).May be there are reasons for that. What is the purpose of having sports Minister? He is just a puppet dancing to the tunes of somebody, I believe.
    Niluka, you are a professional player.Never give up.

    kolla Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:30 AM

    hard Luck Putha !!. You gave your best shot !!

    Kondeybendapucheena Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:22 AM

    You made us Proud Bro,Keep up good work

    M.Z.M.Farhad Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:31 AM

    Thats the way take it easy You did well
    keep trying

    Sapumal Bandara Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:40 AM

    Congratulations to you Niluka.

    shiran Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:43 AM

    we are proud of you NIluka.Keep us and work for the future

    Roshanally Thursday, 02 August 2012 09:51 AM

    Niluka, don't be disheartened. You played heart out. We are proud of you. When the great scorer comes he will not write if you win or lose but how you played the game. Good luck luck and all the best for the future.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:54 AM

    Niluka, you made us all proud with your performance with the limited resources available to you. At least you stretched it to 3 sets. Just shows we have abundant talent but the Govt just doesn't know how to harness it.

    dd Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:59 AM

    sports ministry is not behind Cricket..Cricket is in the blood of our people..u cant change that..just Brazil is for football India and Lanka are for cricket !

    solico Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:18 AM

    members of the royal family are trying to promote only rugger

    Farhan Thursday, 02 August 2012 02:23 AM

    Congratz Niluka, you gave a wonderful fight with him, you would ve won this match, next time you can bro,

    you make us more proud, even ESPN Sport Center also spoke about you very proudly,

    Hats of NILUKA...

    GO LANKAN LIONS

    Bestie Friday, 10 August 2012 04:58 AM

    really.....SL is always better in cricket than india

    Hasthi Friday, 03 August 2012 04:08 AM

    The Sri Lankan youngsters physique is not ideal for Football, Basketball or Volleyball. Still it is good if we promote all types of sports. Sports is not always about winning (though the majority of rish nations seem to be thinking so). It is about character building of the players and a form of entertainment for the spectators. The Sri Lanka Crisket used to be played and watched in that spirit though now there are signs of veering off. I hope our conuntry and its people enjoy the games in the true spirits not follow the money-oriented the rot of the world. This is how we should even tackle our other domestic issues; no need to run behind the rest of the world.

    Best wishes to all our Olympians and all those aspiring to excel in sports. And honours go to those who participate in the true sense of sportsmanship.

    Shaik Ahamath Thursday, 02 August 2012 11:26 AM

    For a small nation, we have done wonderfully well in the field of sport. Most other countries have kept aside a significant proportion of their budget to develop their sportsmen and sportswomen. All we have is a minister who is more of a hindrance than a promoter.

    kulasiri Thursday, 02 August 2012 11:44 AM

    Good luck for the next time. anyway you proud for the country. Thanks

    Dhammika Thursday, 02 August 2012 11:45 AM

    Sure Niluka fought hard but need to say what I observed.

    It was very sad to see the his complacency (which was set in by his over-confidence), at the latter part of the second round which he won. At one point Niluka was 20 and the Indian was on 7 and scored straight 8 more points to collect 15 finally. Niluka all most blew off the opportunity but managed to score the winning point. Even in the last round, it was Niluka who lifted the Indian to the winning position by committing many unforced errors.

    I wish him all the best and hope he would learn from his mistakes and bring glory to SL very soon.

    Mona Rata Thursday, 02 August 2012 11:47 AM

    Sports minister also knows where the money is and where there is a something..So that is why cricket is promoted,,Unfortunately, the corrupt adminstrators have stripped the cricket board of all its funds..now in debt..very soon, even the furniture wont be safe.

    Sheran Wednesday, 01 August 2012 01:10 PM

    Congratz bro......

    Wara Thursday, 02 August 2012 04:18 AM

    Good luck for the next time. Anyway you made us proud. Thanks.

    peeda mossa Thursday, 02 August 2012 01:48 PM

    Never mind, son. You made us proud having come thus far. Thank you.

    Anu Wednesday, 01 August 2012 02:53 PM

    Well done Niluka

    Matalan Thursday, 02 August 2012 02:16 PM

    Don't worry. You've done your best. Best of luck next time round.

    Tikka Thursday, 02 August 2012 05:18 AM

    True we need to have professional coaches but I don't agree that he played a better game than Parupalli because he should then have won!! You logic is cockeyed. What about this logic
    then Beats the number 8 player and loses to the number 21 player!!

    Nimal Vass Wednesday, 01 August 2012 04:41 PM

    Congratulations for playing, representing with honor, unlike those Chinese Badminton players.


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