Gateway continues its supremacy in Chess

Gateway College had yet another successful year in Chess when they secured two Age Group Championships (Under 19 and Under 12) and became Runner-up in two other Age Groups (Under 16 and Under 14) at the recently concluded Inter International School Chess Championship.

The competition organized by the Regent International School – Gampaha in which over 700 players in 6 age groups participated, nine Gateway students won Board Prizes. They included Brijeash Saravanabavan, Nabil Nazar, Kulisa Nanayakkara, Danuka Wijegoonaratne, Hevidu Samarakoon, Ravija Gunawardane, Roshan Anandasaravanan, Dulain Perera and Gajitha Nanayakkara.

Standing Left to Right:
(1st Row) Brijeash Saravanabavan, Nabil Nazar, Dineth Weerasooriya, Joel Shankar, Tharoon Saravanabavan, Senith Weerasooriya, Venuja Wijekoon, Ovin Ranasinghe, Kulisa Nanayakkara, Induwara Sapuarachchige, Nabil Nazar, Danuka Wijegoonaratne.

(2nd Row): Janindu Nanayakkara, Keshin, Karunarathna, Hevidu Samarakoon, Danush Dasanayake, Ravija Gunawardana, Roshan Anandasaravanan, Dulain Perera, Thenula Hennayake, Indura Sapuarachchige, Chanuth Jayatissa, Gagitha Nanayakkara, Tharana Chandrapala.

Seated Left to Right: R.M.G Bandara(Chess Coordinator), Chirashana Lamahewa(Junior Coach), Supriya Wickramasekare(Senior Chess Coordinator), Dr. Harsha Alles(Chairman), Maj. Gen. M.R.U. Bandarathilake(Head Of Sports & PE), Isuru Alahakoon(Senior Coach), Niroshini Kumarasinghe(Chess Coordinator).

Squash – an emerging sport at Gateway

Since the establishment of the Squash Court at Gateway College Colombo, the sport has made steady progress with increased interest and enthusiasm in the game. At the recently concluded Inter Schools National Squash Championship 2018, Gateway’s Over 13 Team (Boys) comprising of Themiya Gurusinghe, Vidunraju Muralidaran, Dileeka Diyabalanage, Janindu Nanayakkara and Thenula Hennayake emerged the 2nd Runners up.

At the Air Force ‘Open Age Group Squash Championship 2018’ Gateway’s Manuth Dasanayake emerged as the Under 9 (Boys) Champion while Bihandu Nanayakkara became the Runner-up of the Under 11 (Boys) category.

Standing Left to Right
Bihandu Nanayakkara, Thenula Hennayake, Dileeka Diyabalanage, Vidunraju Muralidaran, Janindu Nanayakkara, Themiya Gurusinghe, Manuth Dasanayake.

Seated Left to Right
C.H Thalagala(Coach), Supriya Wickramasekare(Coordinator- Squash), Dr Harsha Alles(Chairman), Maj. Gen. M.R.U Bandarathilake(Head Of Sports & PE)

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