Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka opens Karpov CC!

    Anatoly Karpov Chess Club, Sri Lanka During the 2004 Chess Olympiad in Calvia, Spain, I met the Sri Lankan national women’s team. They primarily consisted of school girls, but they were charming with such bright smiles. I also met the team captain Dr. Vineetha Wijesuriya who told me about the…

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  • FM Sunil Weeramantry: Reflections on Libya

    Ever so often the chess community is blessed with a special personality. Sometimes that person is heralded as the next great player, but how often do we here about the people that are responsible for helping those players become great? A native of Sri Lanka, FM Sunil Weeramantry has been…

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