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Chandana Wins 6th Sri Lanka Grand Prix 2019

Chandana Wijekoon of Sri Lanka Navy won the 6th Sri Lanka Chess Grand Prix 2019 at the Chess federation of Sri Lanka scoring 8 points out of possible 11 games. He got the lead from the very beginning and maintained the lead and finish with a draw with IM Romesh Weerawardena, the main rival in the last games. Chandana who is a very senior Chess player in the country showed a great enthusiasm throughout the event. Chandana was awarded the Sri Lanka Chess Grand Prix 2019 Champion Trophy, Gold Medal with Rs. 40,000/=.

Chess Federation of Sri Lanka conducted event from 25th May to 3rd June 2019 being the first Chess activity the newly opened CFSL Headquarters. A total cash award of Rs. 115,000/= is offered by the CFSL for the event.

IM Romesh Weerawardena, being a 3 times winner of the last five Grand Prix events in Sri Lanka had a successful event with the same score of 8 points, but had to satisfy with the Silver Medal. He was also awarded Rs. 40,000/= after sharing the cash awards. GC Anuruddha placed 3rd and earned the Bronze Medal.

Young LMST De Silva also showed encouraging performance placing fourth place only losing to Chandana. Osheen De Silva, Chamil Priyankara and Kevin Ranindu Silva tied for the 5th place. It was too tough event for the youngest Yadeesh Dissanayake but hope it was a great experience for him for the future.

All games were showed live at www.srilankachess.lk, the official website of CFSL and results are available in www.chess-results.com.

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