From Mr. Shamin Dulal Achinthaka De Moraes, Negombo Chess Academy
LearningChess distributor and Editor of the books.
In the modern world, various countries using chess as an educational tool. World Chess Federation (FIDE) also has a special commission to promote chess in education. Chess has numerous benefits related to education. Chess improves IQ, problem-solving skills, spatial skills, memory, exercise both sides of the brain, creativity, concentration planning and foresight . . .
In Sri Lanka, there are over 10,000 schools. But, chess has spread in nearly 1,000 schools only. The main reasons are less awareness about chess and the lack of chess coaches.