Susal, Sri Lanka’s New International Master in Chess 

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15-year-old Susal de Silva of Nalanda College became the youngest International Master after winning the Gold Medal at the Western Asian Youth Chess Championships 2022.

Susal, the most promising Youth Chess Player in the country, won the Sri Lanka National Chess Championships consecutively in 2021 and 2022. He has won many more awards during a short span of his career as a chess player.

Susal is the 3rd player to be conferred the title International Master of Chess, with Romesh Weerawardena being the 1st and Harshana Thilakarathne of Maliyadeva College being the 2nd.

CFSL will donate Rs. 100,000/= for his achievement and wish him in his commitment to become the 1st Grandmaster of Sri Lanka.

(IR)