“LANKA CHESS FOUNDATION” was established as a non profitable organization in year 2005.
The main objective is to help create Chess Grand Masters in our mother land by conducting chess coaching camps island wide, by organizing Advanced Chess Camps with the help of Foreign Chess Grand Masters, By conducting various Chess Tournaments including International Rating Tournaments and to help outstation schools and players with chess equipments and chess hand books, to give the facilities for our players to upgrade their skills.
The other objective is to build a chess centre in Colombo with a three store building including a Hostel, Chess Hall with a Chess Library and a Chess Auditorium. Lanka Chess Foundation highly believed that if we succeed with the above mentioned chess centre it will be a good help to create chess Grand Masters in our country. That is why Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya, the Chairperson of Lanka Chess Foundation presented this need to Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Water Supply and Drainage ( Former Minister of Urban Development – 2005) requested for a suitable land in Colombo.
In year 2007, we got a 20 perches land in Colombo 5, Colombage Mawatha with the cabinet approval under the blessings of His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapakse. We have to pay taxes to Urban Development Authority annually. We have taken a big pain to pay this annual money nearly 100.000/= by organizing simultaneous chess exhibition tournaments with the chess players. That is why we could not build this chess centre so far.
We highly knew the Today’s need of the chess players and the parents in the country is this 3 store building. But as a non profitable organization we could not have fund to succeeded the needs and anxiously waiting to build it for the benefit of all of the chess players in our country.
Dear Chess Players, Parents, Principals, Teachers in charge of Chess, Chess Coaches, Well wishers, Chess Enthusiasts, We invite you all, to be joined hand with us to build this chess centre with the future mind of creating Chess Grand Masters in our motherland.
An exhibition Chess Tournement organized by the Lanka Chess Foundation to Commemorate its 05th Anniversary was held at the premises of Defence Service College today (03) with the participation of several distinguish Guests. The Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa officially opened the Chess Tournament lightening the traditional Oil Lamp as the Chief Guest on this Special occesion. Mrs. Suneetha Wijesuriya the Chairperson of Lanka Chess Foundation made the welcome speech.
Floor Plans and front view