Chandana Wijekoon drew the 5th round with Kevin Ranindu Silva and keep the lead with 4.5 points out of 5 games. International Master, Romesh Weerawardena is in following him just a half a point. Romesh drew his game with GC Anuruddha in the 5th round. Osheen De Silva and Chamil Priyankara are in 3rd place with 3 1/2 points each.
The 6th Sri Lanka Grand Prix 2019 which is conducted by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka is in progress at the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka Headquarters, Nugegoda with a total prize fund of Rs. 115,000/= cash awards. Games will be continued on 31st May, 1st, 2nd and 3rd June 2019 at the same venue.