Niluka carrying the flag in the opening ceremony. Represent.
Niluka Karunaratne represented and beat the 8th seed from Japan to enter the knock-out rounds of badminton. You can watch his match with India’s Kashyap Parupalli here. I caught the headlines and am going to watch a bit of the full now. Not to give it away, but I’m not NBC. The match has been played and Niluka lost 14/21, 21/15, 9/21. Still, great show, and done us all proud. This is the first Sri Lankan athlete I’ve even been able to watch on YouTube. Congrats on making it so far.