Suneetha Wijesuriya

First & Only Chess Olympiad Gold Medalist & 10 times Women’s National Champion in Sri Lanka

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    Chess inspires self-motivation. It encourages the search of the best move, the best plan, and the most beautiful continuation out of the endless possibilities ...

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    Chess develops the capability to predict and foresee consequences of actions. It teaches you to look both ways before crossing the street.


We welcome you to personal web site of Suneetha Wijesuriya. Here you can explore about her 30+ years long Chess journey.

Benefits of chess

Chess has long been regarded as a game that can have beneficial effects on learning on development, especially when it is played from a young age. below are some of the most critical benefits that chess can provide to a child:

  • Develop analytical, synthetic and decision-making skills, which they can transfer to real life.
  • Learn to engage in deep and thorough chess research which will help them build their confidence in their ability to do academic research.
  • Chess promotes imagination and creativity. It encourages you to be inventive. There are an indefinite amount of beautiful combinations yet to be constructed.


Annual Award Ceremony of the Ananda College Primary Chess Club


The Annual Award Ceremony of the open chess tournament of the Ananda College – Primary Chess Club was held recently at the prestigious Kularathne Hall and Mr. L.M.D. Dharmasena, Principal of Ananda College graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Mr. Mahavithawa, Deputy Principal of Ananda College and Mrs. Seetha Kulatunge, Head Mist… more...

Sachini is at the Women’s World Chess Championships 2012

Sachini Ranasinghe made the Sri Lankan Chess history as being the 1st an only Chess Player to play in the World Individual Chess Championships today. She met the World Chess Champion, Hou Yifan in the 1st round and lost it was a great honour that she had to play the World Chess Champion.
The Women’s Individual Championships is held from 1… more...

Sachini Participate to World Women's Chess Championship 2012

Sachini Dinushima Ranasinghe is participating in World Women's Chess Championship 2012 representing Zone 3.2 and Sri Lanka, She will play two games against the Hou, Yifan (CHN) – (World Champion) on 11 November 2012 and the second match against the same opponent in 12 November at Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, So this is the firs… more...

Commemoration of 20 years after winning the Chess Olympiad Gold Medal by Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya

The 20th Commemoration Ceremony ( 1992 – 2012 ) of winning the Gold Medal at the 30th World Chess Olympiad in 1992 in Manila by our Sri Lankan chess player Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya was held on Friday, the 19th October 2012, at the Moonstone Auditorium of Colombo Hilton Hotel at 2.00pm. To mark this occasion, twenty chess pl… more...

Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya, the Olympiad Gold medalist is also awarded WFM Title !

This is to inform all that Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya is the latest award of the Women FIDE Master title for her performance at the Chess Olympiad 1992, Manila to win the Gold medal with6.5 out of 8 points. Congratulations Suneetha! The FIDE informed me that they awarded the title today.

It is a Golden prize for her since she celebrated th… more...