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.
“Jaya Daja Bandi Diyanio” programme was organized to commemorate the International Women’s day by the lions club district 306 c. Mrs. Wijesuriya was one of the recipients who received the “Swarna Singhe Thilina Award” for the sports field. She received this award for the gold medal she won for the country in 1992 from the 30th World Chess Olympiad and for the initiatives she takes to promote chess in island wide.
District 306 c Sinhadipathini Deshabandu Lion lady Soma Edirisinghe was the Chief Guest.
The Chairperson women’s affairs district 306 c lion lady Sarojini Karunarathne led the programme and supported by lion lady Chandrani Samayadasa and other Lion Ladies.
Mrs. Rohini Nanayakkara (Bank & monetary affairs), Mrs. Reeta Hemapala (Social Affairs), Mrs. Shirani Bandaranayake (Judicial affairs), Mrs. Radhika Kumaraswami (International Human rights), Mrs. Thilokasundari Kariyawasam (Educational field), Mrs. Faleela B. Juranpathi (For Muslim Education) and Mrs. Latha Walpola (Arts) were the other recipients for this valuable award.

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