11 days of 11th UMISF

University of Moratuwa International Shuttlers’ Fest (UMISF), one of the best crutch that supplied by the University of Moratuwa for the worldwide shuttlers was held throughout last two weeks. With the success of previous year’s UMISF, In 2018 Badminton team of the University of Moratuwa in collaboration with the division of Physical Education proudly presented the 11th UMISF. The tournament was begun on 4th May. With that start, the event went over 11 days till 14th May. The combat zones were at New Gymnasium of the University of Moratuwa and St.Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia. Both University and school shuttlers were invited for the clash to dig up their metals. School level participants were lined up into 5 age categories as under 19,17,15,13,11 in girls/boys categories and single/double forms. The new gymnasium was enlightened in past 11 days with hopefully waited parents, spirited children, teenage and young players and diligent organizers. And the essence of a battlefield, the cheering was liberally supplied by the crowd. It was eventful eleven days at the gymnasium to witness the roars of victory, excitement of novices, frustration of defeats and the loud spectators.

On 4th of May, the first shuttle was flown between two under 13 girls over the net in the new gymnasium. And that was the start of the fest. With that start, the battle ran over 11 days by bringing forth champions as follows

University Events

EVENT 2nd runner-up Runner-up Champion
Uni indv Doubles-women H.V.Y Wathsala/Y.B Herath University of Wayamba W.R.I Fernando/K.A.M Methsarani University of Sri Jayawardanapura L.G.L Sashibhani/J.L.T.K Fernando- University of Sri Jayawardanapura
Uni indv Doubles-men Dasun Kariyawasam/Nipun Darshana-University of Moratuwa D.D Kuruppu Arachchi/A.Shamika Hasaranga De silva- University of Moratuwa A.L.A.P.L Ambegoda/A.Raviru I.Jayathilaka- University of Moratuwa
Uni indv mixed Doubles Manula Athapaththu/Malmi Kumarapperuma- University of Moratuwa T.HBhagya Deemanthi Silva-    


University Sabaragamuwa

A.L.A.P.L Ambegoda/I.H Sachini   

 University of Moratuwa

Uni indv single-women Y.B Herath- University of Wayamba T.H Bhagya Deemanthi Silva- University Sabaragamuwa L.G.L  Sashibhani- University of Sri Jayawardanapura
Uni indv singles-men  N/A Sadeesha A.Hansika- University of Moratuwa Manula Athapaththu- University of Moratuwa
Uni team-women University of Moratuwa University of Peradeniya University of Sri Jayawardanapura
Uni team-men University of Moratuwa- ‘B’ University of Peradeniya-‘A’ University of Moratuwa- ‘A’


School Level Events champions

Age category Girls double Boys double Girls Singles Boys Singles Mixed double
Under 19 G.D Nethini Himasha Godagampala/ Thehani Sanjula Hettiarachchi(Holy Cross College , Gampaha) Tharindu Ambegoda(Ananda College)/ Tharin Punchihewa(Rahula College) G.D Nethini Himasha Godagampala- Holy Cross College , Gampaha Tharindu Ambegoda- Ananda College college K.A. Lochane S. Perera(St. Sebastian's College)/ W. Jananuwani De Alwis(Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo 05)
Under 17 Ashini Ishara Fernando(OLV convent)/ Sasini Hansamali Kumarapeli Arachchi(Lyceum International, Nugegoda) Siyath Dulneth Senarathne(St.Peter's College colombo 4)/   

Thinindu Randin Madurapperuma(D.S.Senanayake College)

Sasini Hansamali Kumarapeli Arachchi- Lyceum International, Nugegoda A.V.G.Hansaja Himsara Karunathilake- Ananda College college     



Under 15 H. G. Irushi Amandi/ K. P. G. Nethanga Vindini(Sujatha Vidyalaya Matara) T.T.Induru Anuhas(Ananda College college)/ Vinushanth Nithyananthan(Lyceum International School - Wattala) H. D. Sehasna Lochani- O. L. V. Convent Lehan Yuhas Andrahennadi- St.Sebastian's College     




Under 13 Hewa Gallage Sandathi Dewmini/ N.T.Chiranya Jayawardana(Sujatha Vidyalaya - Matara) Sandes Dissanayaka(Lalith Athulathmudali College)/ Venura Mihishan(Prince of Wales College) K. Varangana Himsarani Jayawardana- Lumbini College Shenuk Samararatne- St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa     





Under 11 Hewa Gallage Sandathi Dewmini/ N.T.Chiranya Jayawardana(Sujatha Vidyalaya - Matara) Bimsara Navod(Siri Piyarathana Junior School)/ Maneth Theekshana Wijegunawardhana(Millewa Primary School) Sanuthi Gurusinghe- Sangamitha Balika Vidyalaya – Galle Minon Kemitha Warnasuriya- Asian Grammar School     





The edge of the fest was marked with the award ceremony on 14th of May at the auditorium of Department of Civil Engineering with the presence of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa Prof. Kapila Perera and several honorable guests, players, and parents; the winners shined there. Other than all those winners, there were unsung heroes who created this international combat zone for promising shuttlers by dedicating their time and strength, not only for these11 days but also from the very first day of the organizing commenced. Indeed, it was a job well done by Badminton team of the University of Moratuwa. Congratulations to all the gifted winners and thanks to all players who represented their Universities and schools for making UMISF 2018 a great success.

Article by: Dilini Jayathissa

Edited by : Imthadh Ahamed

Sponsored by : Millennium IT


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