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Sunday, 29 November 2009





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Wanted Grand Masters for Chess!

Awards presentation...... Director of the Russian Centre Ayrat Akhmetov (right) presents a award to Perinya Peiris who won the under 11 Lightning Chess Tournament conducted by the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club to commemorate the 11th anniversary. Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya - the President of the AKCC and Bandula Withanage, Web Master were also present.

CHESS: The lady President of the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club - Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya is a lady with a mission. Her aim is to create one or more Grand Masters in the country. At the 11th anniversary celebrations of the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club at the Russian Centre, Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya said: “Our neighbours India is bringingforth even under 12 young Grand Masters, why Sri Lanka cannot do the same, she simply cannot understand.

Mrs. Wijesuriya made a fervent appeal to all those present to make an effort to find a Grand Master in the near future. The Director of the Russian Centre Mr. Ayrat Akhmetov - Director of the Russian Centre said that he appreciated the work done by the Russian Centre under the able leadership of Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya in spreading chess around the country and added that the Russian Centre will give all the help for the centre to bring out some Grand Masters in the game of chess in the country.

Mr. Ramal Jasinghe - President of the Mercantile Chess Association said that from the day Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya came and discussed the setting up of the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club in 1998, he learnt that she was doing a lot of promotional work in the island for chess and wished that she would be able to produce Grand Masters in the country in the near future.

Major General Siri Ranaweera - Director of Defence Services College, Dr. Punyadasa Kuruppu, Principal of Isipathana College and Mr. Buddhapriya Ramanayake - Chief Executive Officer of the Russian Centre were also present at the function.


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