2022-02-01 04:19:37 UTC
The Chess Federation declared the Golden Jubilee Celebrations
The Chess Federation of Sri Lanka is completing the 50 years in 2022 and they declared the Golden
Jubilee year with the plans of the Celebration activities at a grand Ceremony held on Saturday, the 22 nd
of January 2022 at the Russian Center in Colombo. The event was held under the patronage of Prof.
Ajith De Alwis, the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Moratuwa where he delivered the
Key note address.
About 50% of the National Chess Champions in last five decades were present where most of the others
are in abroad. Dr. Harsha Aturupane, Harinlal Aturupane, Sudharman Pitigala, TDR Pieris, Luxman
Wijesuriya, Muditha Hettiagama, Chamika Perera, Rajeendra Kalugampitiya. Minul Doluweera, Ranindu
Dilshan Liyanage and the Current National Chess Champion, Susal De silva were present. The Women’s
National Chess Champions, Suneetha Wijesuriya, Pramodya Senanayake, Dasuni Mendis and the
reigning Champion Niklesha Tharushi was there. The National Team members of last five years and all
Chess enthusiasts were invited for the function.
The official Logo of the Golden Jubilee year designed by a former Chess player Sanali Nathasha was
launched by the National Chess Champion, Susal De Silva while the launching of the new CFSL Website
was done with the hands of the current women’s National Chess Champion, Niklesha Tharushi.
Speaking at the Ceremony, the President of CFSL said that the Chess in Sri Lanka has come to the current
level with a lots of ups and downs in last 50 years. He said that Sri Lanka is in the 3 rd among Asia in
Number of Players, Number of Rated Chess players and the Number of Technical officials. So, the
required Chess Grand Master will come in soon if the current programs continues.
Prof. Ajith De Alwis, himself being a Chess player in his early years made a excellent speech on a way
combined Chess with the science and Technology.
The Following are the plans of CFSL for the Golden Jubilee year:
President - CFSL
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