Colombo’s Anatoly Karpov chess club conducts 500th camp | Sunday Observer

Colombo’s Anatoly Karpov chess club conducts 500th camp

Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Petroleum Resources Development presenting a chess board to Methnula Hewawasam. Others in the picture are from left: Thilan Rangana, Chairman of SPORTSINFO, Suneetha Wijesuriya, President of the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club, Anastasia Khokhlova, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the Director of the Russian Centre in Colombo and Buddhapriya Ramanayake
Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Petroleum Resources Development presenting a chess board to Methnula Hewawasam. Others in the picture are from left: Thilan Rangana, Chairman of SPORTSINFO, Suneetha Wijesuriya, President of the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club, Anastasia Khokhlova, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the Director of the Russian Centre in Colombo and Buddhapriya Ramanayake

The 500th Chess Coaching Camp of the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club (AKCC) was conducted successfully by woman Fide Master and Fide Instructor Suneetha Wijesuriya who is the Founder President and the Chief Instructor of the Club of the Russian Centre in Colombo.

The camp was part of the Annual National Sports Exhibition of Sri Lanka SPORTEX –2018 at the BMICH organized by SPORTSINFO at the invitation of Thilan Rangana, Chairman and the Managing Director of SPORTSINFO, who was the chief organizer of SPORTEX 2018 to Suneetha Wijesuriya. Wijesuriya is also the current president of the AKCC the most prestigious and active chess club in Sri Lanka.

This year the Club celebrates its 20th Anniversary and there were 500 chess workshops conducted island-wide by Suneetha Wijesuriya and her team during this period.

The Chief Guest Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Petroleum Resources Development and Special Guest Anastasia Khokhlova, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the Director of the Russian Centre in Colombo presented chess boards to the three winners Methnula Hewawasam, Nethum Dulmika and Dehemi Belpage at the puzzle of white wins 2 moves.

 

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