Chamil Priyankara of the Navy Chess Club and Sayuni Gihansa Jayaweera of Dharmasoka College won the men’s and women’s chess titles respectively at the 5th Dhamso Chess Festival held at the Thomas de Silva Memorial Auditorium from 29th May to 2nd June.
Priyankara obtained eight points out of a possible 9 points. Romesh Weerawardane (IM) and Kasun Wimalasooriya (CM), were the 1st and 2nd runners-up.
Sayuni Gihansa Jayaweera of Dharmasoka College won the gold medal in the women’s category. Tharindi Ruwangana Jayamanna and S.S.S. Udupitiya were placed second and third.
More than 400 chess players, including foreign players participated in this tournament organized by the Dharmasoka College Old Boys Chess Association.