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The players who emerged as champions pose for a photograph with the chief guest and officials

Helitha Hendawitharana of Royal College and Dilani Perera of Visakha Vidyalaya were adjudged the most outstanding boys and girls players respectively, at the Open Western Province Ranking Table Tennis Championship held at S. Thomas’ Indoor Stadium, Mount Lavinia a few days ago.

Hendawitharana won the men’s open and the under-18 singles events while Dilani Perera won the women’s Open and the under-21 singles events.

Roshan Maddumage President of the Western Province Table Tennis Association was the chief guest at the tournament. The tournament was conducted by Dinesh Deshappriya Table Tennis Foundation.

Results (finals)
Boys
U-8 singles – Kakeru Hennayake (Ananda) beat Dewmeth Weerasena (Lyceum Nugegoda) 10-12, 11-9, 12-10.
U-10 – Thisum Gamage (Ananda) beat Kakeru Hennayake (Ananda) 11-9, 2-11, 11-5.
U-12 – Senura Silva (Ananda) beat Kumuditha Lakshan (Ananda Sasthralaya, Mathugama) 11-2, 11-6.
U-15 – Dewmith Weerasena (Lyceum Nugegoda) beat Helitha Hendawitharana (Royal) 13-11, 7-11, 11-9, 5-11, 13-11.
U-18 – Helitha Hendawitharana (Royal) beat Thisas Ranchagoda (Royal) 7-11, 5–11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-8.
U-21 – Chathura Maduwantha (Playgrounds TT League Colombo) beat Manthila Sahan (Lyceum, Gampaha) 12-14, 11-4, 11-9, 11-7.
Girls
U-8 – Mishanthi Padeniya (Visakha) beat Yasandi Nehansa (Visakha) 11-2, 11-3.
U-10 – Fathmath Deema Ali (Royal Institute, Colombo) beat Oneli Lehansa (Musaeus) 11-3, 11-6.
U-12 – Oneli Lehansa (Musaeus) beat Pinidi Jayasinghe (Lyceum, Wattala) 11-7, 11-5.
U-15 – Nathasha Sandavinee (Visakha) beat Jithara Warnakulasuriya (Ladies College) 11-3, 6-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-4.
U-18 – Natasha Sandavini (Visakha) beat Dilani Perera (Visakha) 11-6, 12-10, 11-9.
U-21 – Dilani Perera (Visakha) beat Vimasha Dissanayake (Musaeus) 10-12, 11-9, 11-6, 11-7.
Open Mens’ singles – Helitha Hendawitharana (Royal) beat Rasika Manoj (Army) 11-5, 11-4, 5-11, 11-13, 12-10.
Open Womens’ singles – Dilani Perera (Visakha) beat Amadi Seya (Musaeus)
11-4, 11-5, 11-3.