Suneetha Wijesuriya

First & Only Chess Olympiad Gold Medalist & 10 times Women’s National Champion in Sri Lanka

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    Chess inspires self-motivation. It encourages the search of the best move, the best plan, and the most beautiful continuation out of the endless possibilities ...

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    Chess develops the capability to predict and foresee consequences of actions. It teaches you to look both ways before crossing the street.


We welcome you to personal web site of Suneetha Wijesuriya. Here you can explore about her 30+ years long Chess journey.

Benefits of chess

Chess has long been regarded as a game that can have beneficial effects on learning on development, especially when it is played from a young age. below are some of the most critical benefits that chess can provide to a child:

  • Develop analytical, synthetic and decision-making skills, which they can transfer to real life.
  • Learn to engage in deep and thorough chess research which will help them build their confidence in their ability to do academic research.
  • Chess promotes imagination and creativity. It encourages you to be inventive. There are an indefinite amount of beautiful combinations yet to be constructed.


CHESS –An Art of Life Workshop at the Russian Centre in Colombo

"CHESS –An Art of Life Workshop was brought to life at the Russian Centre in Colombo, on the 21st of September, hosting over 140 students of numerous schools across the nation. The session was conducted by Mr. Udara Hewagama and Mr. Ushan Samarakone, chess instructors of the … more...

Lanka Chess Academy

Lanka Chess Academy International (Pvt) Ltd

The very special Chess Institute started in January 2015 to give a good foundation to the Sri Lankan chess buddies. It's named as Lanka Chess Academy International (Pvt) Ltd (LCAI) and WFM/FI Suneetha Wijesuriya is the Managing Director & the Principal and the other Director is Mr. Kapila Wit… more...

Simultaneous Chess Exhibition Tournament

Lanka Chess Foundation together with Anatoly Karpov Chess Club of the Russian Centre organized a special Simultaneous Chess Exhibition Tournament at the Russian Centre Auditorium, to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of winning the Chess Olympiad Gold Medal by our ten times Womens’ National Chess Champion, Woman F… more...

Women’s Fide Instructor (FI) Title for Suneetha

Chess Olympiad Gold Medalist and 10 Times Women’s National Chess Champion Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya received the Women’s Fide Instructor Title from the World Chess Federation recently. Fide Trainers Commission (TRG) of the World Chess Federation conducted a seminar and an exam for the Sri Lankan Chess Instrutors at Royal College, Colombo on r… more...

Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya, the Olympiad Gold medalist is also awarded WFM Title !

This is to inform all that Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya is the latest award of the Women FIDE Master title for her performance at the Chess Olympiad 1992, Manila to win the Gold medal with6.5 out of 8 points. Congratulations Suneetha! The FIDE informed me that they awarded the title today.

It is a Golden prize for her since she celebrated th… more...