Category Archives: Chess

Wycherley’s Oshini Gunawardena secures first-ever medal for Sri Lanka at FIDE World Cup

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Batumi, Georgia – (ePRESS) – Sri Lanka’s Oshini Gunawardena of Wycherley International School, made history by clinching the country’s first-ever bronze medal at the inaugural FIDE Under-8-12 World Cup, which concluded in Batumi, Georgia. Competing in the Under-12 category, Gunawardena secured her place on the podium by defeating Kristina Zavivaeva twice in the second round….

Sri Lanka’s chess prodigies bring home medals from Commonwealth Championship

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Malaysia, Feb 28, 12.30PM – Sri Lanka’s chess team has brought home a bunch of medals from the Commonwealth Chess Championship held in Malaysia. They grabbed one gold medal, five silver medals, and five bronze medals in the tournament organized by the Malaysian Chess Federation and Persatuan Catur Melaka from February 20 to 27. The young…

Thurstanite Janiru and Mahamaya’s Hasini crowned Under-7 champs

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Colombo, Jan 10, 11AM – In last week’s National Youth Chess Championship by the Sri Lanka Chess Federation at Dharmapala Vidyalaya Pannipitiya, Janiru Nethmitha from Thurstan College and Hasini Ranasinghe from Mahamaya Girls College Kandy stood out in the Under-7 category. In the Under-7 Boys section, Janiru played nine rounds among 449 players, securing 8.5 points…

Ananda’s Rithmitha and Southland’s Sanuli crowned chess champions

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Colombo, Jan 9, 2PM – Rithmitha Kiringoda of Ananda College and Sanuli Dodangoda of Southland College emerged as champions in the Under-9 category at the recent National Youth Chess Championship organized by the Sri Lanka Chess Federation. The competition, held at Dharmapala Vidyalaya Pannipitiya last week, saw Rithmitha Kiringoda facing tough opponents among 687 participants…

Nalanda’s Susal and Wycherley’s Oshini felicitated at Chess Academy launch

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Colombo, Jan 8, 4PM – In a momentous occasion coinciding with the New Year’s dawn, the Sri Lanka Chess Federation proudly opened the doors to its first-ever National Chess Academy at the Board of Investment (BOI) Auditorium in the World Trade Centre, Colombo. The ceremony witnessed the felicitation of chess champions International Master Susal de…

Lyceum’s Jayasooriya and Sangamitta’s Palliyage clinch u11 titles

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Colombo,  Jan 7, Sun – Ruvin Jayasooriya from Lyceum International School Wattala and Sethumlee Palliyage from Sangamitta Balika Vidyalaya Galle emerged as the Under-11 champions in the recent National Youth Chess Championship held at Dharmapala Vidyalaya Pannipitiya. Facing stiff competition from 514 players in 10 intense rounds, Jayasooriya clinched  the title, securing an impressive 9…

Royal College’s Sanviru and Viharamahadevi Balika’s Ratnayake triumph

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Colombo, Jan 4, Thu – In the National Youth Chess Championship at Dharmapala College Pannipitiya from December 27 to 30, Dulnith Sanviru of Royal College triumphed in the Under-13 category, scoring an impressive 8 out of 9 points across nine rounds. Simultaneously, Dulnima Ratnayake from Viharamahadevi Balika Vidyalaya secured the girls’ Under-13 title with a…

Jaffna Hindu College’s Yanakan and Dharmasoka College’s Newansa crowned chess champs

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Colombo, Jan 3, Wed – Jaffna Hindu College’s P Yanakan and Erandi Newansa of Dharmasoka College emerged victorious in the Under-15 Open Titles of the National Youth Chess Championship, organized by the Sri Lanka Chess Federation from December 27 to 30 at Dharmapala Vidyalaya Pannipitiya. In the Boys Under-15 Open category, Hindu College’s Yanakan faced…

Rashmitha and Ehsha claim under-17 crowns in National Championship

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Colombo, Jan 3, Wed – Rashmitha Liyanage from DS Senanayake College and Ehsha Mishela from Visakha Vidyalaya emerged victorious in the Under-17 Boys and Girls categories, respectively, at the National Youth Chess Championship. The tournament, hosted by the Sri Lanka Chess Federation, took place at Dharmapala Vidyalaya Pannipitiya from December 27 to 30. Rashmitha Liyanage…

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