The chief guest at the occasion, Pewter Company Director Chris Masters (right) plays a game of chess against Suneetha Wijesuriya

Lanka Chess Academy International (PVT) Ltd celebrated its first anniversary at the Public Library Auditorium recently.

Pewter Company Director Chris Masters graced the occasion as the chief guest. At the occasion, Masters presented Sri Lanka’s first Woman FIDE Master Suneetha Wijesuriya with the first chess set, which is known as ‘Old Kandy Chess Set’.  Master and Wijesuriya played a game of chess on this board.

Wijesuriya is a former Sri Lanka women’s national champion and a gold medal winner at the World Chess Olympiad.