KARUNARATNE Dinuka < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA Sri Lanka   
Gender Men
Born 06 Oct 1987 in Galle, SRI
Height1.72 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
General Interest
Famous relatives His brothers Diluka and Niluka have both represented Sri Lanka in badminton. Niluka reached the round of 16 in singles at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, while Diluka competed in singles and doubles at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. His father Louie has also coached and played the sport at national level in Sri Lanka. His brother Chamika has competed in both badminton and cricket at U19 international level. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Jul 2018; thepapare.com, 07 Nov 2017; sundaytimes.lk, 26 Feb 2012)
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Dhanesh Malliyawadu [national]; Tony Wahyudi [national]
Further Personal Information
Residence Colombo, SRI
General Interest
Hobbies Listening to music. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2014 World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2018)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? He watched his brother play badminton and became interested in the sport.
General Interest
Most influential person in career His father. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, Chinese badminton player Lin Dan, Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei, US tennis player Serena Williams, Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2018)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began the sport in 1995 in Balapitiya, Sri Lanka.
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages English