Silver, Bronze for SL at World Chess event

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Harashana Tillekaratne Niklesha Tharushi

Harashana Tillekaratne of Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala won the silver medal in the Under 13 age group at the World Schools Chess Championship that is being held in Sochi, Russia.


Harshana missed the gold medal by 0.5 to Abdusattorov Nodirbek of Uzbekistan. At the 2014 World Schools Chess Championship held in Brazil Harshana bagged the gold medal in the Under 10 age category.


Meanwhile Niklesha Tharushi of Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo has bagged the Bronze medal in the under 13 girl’s category. Although both Tharushi and the Silver medalist of the event Irina Popova of Russia scored 6.5 points each Popova was awarded the silver medal based on tie break scores.


The Gold medal in the Under 13 Girls ategory went to Naomi Bashkansky of the United States.


Nearly 30 national level Sri Lankan school chess players from all over the island took part in the event.

  Comments - 6

  • shan Monday, 12 December 2016 01:11 PM

    well done guys keep it up. via DM Android App

    Chamara Monday, 12 December 2016 01:21 PM

    Well done Harshana putha. You have brought the glory for Mother Sri Lanka and to Mother Maliyadeva. Wish you all the best to bring the gold medal next time as you did in under 10. via DM iOS App

    MANO Monday, 12 December 2016 01:34 PM

    Congratulation, well done keep it up for the nation name .

    nick Monday, 12 December 2016 09:56 AM

    at last some good news for our nation via DM Android App

    Sammy Monday, 12 December 2016 10:05 AM

    Sri Lankans perform well at junior levels in many sports but fail to sustain excellence thereafter. It is the responsibility of the Sports Ministry and relevany bodies to ensure that talent is encouraged further and all facilities provided.

    Thanos Monday, 12 December 2016 11:20 AM

    Finally some good news. Well done children. May your lives be long, healthy and joyful. May you have more and more successes in life. May you go from strength to strength.


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