Malan Pathirana and Thenura Dilruk Wickramarathne of Richmond College have shown their brilliant talents at the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2016, held at Citrus Hotel Waskaduw, earning much credit to their Alma mater. Malan Pathirana won the championship of under 12 age category while Thenura Dilruk won the silver medal of under 8 age category.
Malan Pathirana has so far recorded a number of national level and international level victories .Given below are some of his brilliant performances.
1.)Merit Award and the 6th place in Asia at the Asian school Rapid Chess Tournament 2013
2). 5th place in Asia at under 9 age category at the 9th Asian School Chess Championship 2013
3)Bronze medal of under 10 age category at Damso International Chess Championship 2013
4) Championship of the Colombo International Chess Championship 2013
5)Championship of the under 10 age category at Southern Province Chess Rating Tournament 2014
Similarly Thenura Dilruk too has so far earned many victories for his glory.Among the the following are of much importance.
1).6th place at the 12th Asian school Blitz Chess Championship 2016
2) Champion of the National Youth Chess Championship 2016
3) Champion of the National Youth Chess Championship 2015
4) Runner up of the National Youth Rapid Chess Championship 2015
These two players , with their brilliant performances ,are adding much glamour to their Alma Mater and to the motherland.