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Sri Lanka not short of scrabble exponents

27 August, 2023
From left: Scrabble champion Adheesha Dissanayake receives his first prize from renowned author Ashok Ferrey, the first runner-up Jayaska Baranage and second second runner-up Imeth de Silva with their trophies

Adheesha Dissanayake became the champion at the Sri Lanka Open Scrabble Championship cementing his position as a master of words by winning 14 out of 17 games at the Sasakawa Japanese Cultural Centre in Colombo 3 on August 13.

His victory according to the organisers showcased his exceptional vocabulary and strategic acumen, setting the bar high for future competitions.

Jayaska Baranage and Imeth de Silva clinched their places as the first and second runners-up respectively securing 12 game wins each that further underlined the depth of talent in the competition.

The best under-15 player was Inam Irshad while the best under-19 player was Kavindu Mallawarachchi. The best citizen player was Shaila Amalean and the best rated player was Ilham Irshad.

The best performing new comer was Udhev Prasath.

The awards ceremony was graced by the presence of renowned author Ashok Ferrey, whose literary achievements added an additional layer of prestige to the championship according to the organisers while the prize awarding ceremony commenced with a welcome speech delivered by the president of the Sri Lanka Scrabble League, Priya Fernando.