Last updated 13th March 2005
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The Biggest Historical Chess Event in Sri Lanka under the Patronage of Three Indian Grand Masters

There was a very interesting period in the history of chess in Sri Lanka while three Grand Masters visited Sri Lanka by accepting the invitation made by Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya, the President of the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club to arrange Simultaneous Chess Exhibitions to help the chess players in Galle who badly affected by the tsunami disaster. Grand Master R. B. Ramesh, Women Grand Master Aarthie Ramaswamy and Women Grand Master Meenakshi Subbaraman were these three Masters who was here for six days and their tour was coordinated by Mr. Manuel Aaron, the First Indian International Master and Nine times All Indian National Chess Champion, the General Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Chess Association. More Photos Sunday Obsever 27.02.2005

Simultaneous Chess Exhibition Matches in Aid of tsunami effected chess players in Sri Lanka

The Anatoly Karpov Chess Club of the Russian Centre in Colombo going to arrange a Simultaneous Chess Exhibition in Sri Lanka as a tsunami relief program with the help of Indian Grand Masters, Sri Lankan Fide Masters and Medal winners. Sundy Obsever Article

Sri Lankan Chess Players Visit To South India

On 13th January 2005, 22 of our chess players including two International Rated players (Mr. Laksman Wijesuriya & Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya) went to Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu to participate in the Fide Rating Chess Tournament conducted by Dindigul District Chess Association from the 14th to 19th January. More Photos :- Dindigul / Trichy / Solar

Suneetha Wijesuriya played for Tsunami Relief Match On ICC

Tsunami Disaster

The tsunami disaster, which struck Sri Lanka on that fateful day 26th Dec.2004, has adversely affected some chess players in our country, and thousands of other human beings. Our sympathies go out to these persons who were victims of this terrible disaster in Sri Lanka, as well as the other countries in South Asia. We thank all of you who immediately sent mails and contacted by telephones to know whether we are o.k. Especially I remember the kindness of Mr. Manuel Aaron, India’s First International Master and the General Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Chess Association, Mr. Arvind and Mr. Ashok Aaron two sons of Mr. Manuel, Dr. (Mrs) Chandra Ramani and Dr. Daaim Shabazz of The Chess Drum in USA.

6th Anniversary Celebrations of the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club

It is our 6th Anniversary Celebrations and happy to mentioned that two of Sri Lankan Honourable Ministers and the First Secretaries of the Indian High Commission and the Russian Embassy were graced this occasion. More Photos

Vishy Anand Chess Club won the Anatoly Karpov - SLT Trophy

The Second Anatoly Karpov – SLT Team Chess Championship, conducted by the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club of the Russian Centre in Colombo, the best team event in SriLanka was successfully completed at Isipathana College, Colombo from 27th to 29th of August 2004. There were 160 teams participated from various part of SriLanka as Hatton, Rathnapura , Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Galle and Matara etc. Results Photos

Anatoly Karpov Chess Club Member's Chess Tournament 2004 Results Photos

Chess Coaching Camp at Rawatawatta Methodist College - Moratuwa

The Anatoly Karpov Chess Club has been conducted a successful chess coaching camp at Rawatawatta Methodist College - Moratuwa Photos

Special award for our President

The Olympiad Gold Medallist Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya is known as the queen of chess in Sri Lanka crossed another milestone with receiving a prestigious Award.More Photos

Chess Coaching Camp at Ediriweera Sarathchandra Vidyalaya - Himbutana

The Anatoly Karpov Chess Club has been conducted a successful chess coaching camp at Ediriweera Sarathchandra Vidyalaya - Himbutana Photos

Chess coaching camp at Lindsay Balika Maha Vidyalaya Colombo

The Anatoly Karpov Chess Club has been conducted a successful chess coaching camp at Lindsay Balika Maha Vidyalaya, Bambalapitiya, Colombo. More

Chess workshop for 1 st - Engineer Service Regiment in Panagoda Army Cantonment

24th February 2004 is a memorable day in the history of the 1st Engineer Services Regiment, Army Cantonment, Panagoda, when the game of chess was introduce for the first time by the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club of Russian Centre in Colombo.More Photos

Chess coaching camp at Royal Institute

10th Solar Open Tournament India

Forty two Sri Lankan chess players represent by the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club of the Russian Centre went to India to participate in the 10th Solar Children’s Open Chess Tournament. The tournament was held at Kumara Rani Meena Muthiah Arts and Science College from 23rd to 25th January 2004. More / Photos
Chess workshop for Regimental Centre of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry in Panagoda Army Cantonment
On a request made by the Regimental Centre of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry, the Chess workshop was held by the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club of the Russian Centre in Colombo.More Photos
Lankans learn from Manuel Aaron
Mr. Manuel Aaron, India's first IM and Indian champion on nine occasions visited Sri Lanka in July 2003 on the invitation of the Anatoly Karpov Chess Club of the Russian Centre in Colombo. The Colombo Plaza Hotel sponsored his ten days stay in Colombo. Photos

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