Harshana Thilakarathne, the National Chess Champion won the Silver Medal of the western Asian Youth Chess Championship 2019 yesterday. The event was held at New Delhi, India from 4th to 11th September 2019. Sri Lanka field a 16 member National Youth chess Team for the event.
Harshana was the only player who could achieve a medal at the standard Chess event. He also shined by winning the Silver Medal at the Western Asian Youth Blitz Chess Championship 2019.
Devnethmi Dahampriya also shined winning the Bronze Medal at the Western Asian Rapid Youth Chess Championship 2019 – Under 16 Girls event. She was the only medalist at the Rapid event.
The Sri Lanka Team:
Jayasekara Mudiyanselage, Indrani Jayasekara KB Rathnayake MV, Anuradhapura (Team Manager)
Fernando, Gunawarnawaduge Nethmi Lakshima Girls High School 20 Girls
De Silva Lokumannage Susal Thewjan Nalanda College 20 Open
Jayaweera, Sayuni Gihansa Dharmasoka College 18 Girls
Thilakarathne, Gampaha Mudiyanselage Harshana 18 open Maliyadeva College
Hewa Kankanamge, Thihansa Devnethmi Dahampriya 16G Visakha Vidyalaya
Epa, Wirasinghe Buthmi Jithmini Visakha Vidyalaya 16G
Nanayakkara, Jayasinghe Arachchige Kuleesha Saranath Gateway College 16 Open
Thenuwara Hannadige, Rashmika Orshada Thenuwara Spring Field College, Kandy. 16 Open
Pavalachandran, Ashvini Wicherly International School 14 Girls
Thisal Manjith Piyumantha Dharmasoka College 14 Open
Bodage, Prashansa Rasanji Premanath Girls High School 14 Girls
Piyumanthi, Vimansa 12 G Dharmasoka College
Mapa Mudiyanselage, Wishwara Hasindi Mapa Girls High School 14Girls
Pallie, Ehsha Mishela Visakha Vidyalaya 12 G
Suduwa Dewage Sadev Minsara Rajakeeya Vidyalaya, Panadura 8 Open
Liyanage, Deneth Dulanwin Kaluthara Vidyalaya 8 Open
U. Vishalini 8 Girls