Until 1994, only few people in Ambalangoda were familiar with the game of "Chess". At the end of the year 1994, few students of Dharmasoka College gathered and established Chess in Dharmasoka College with the guidance of the first teacher-in-charge Mr.Kithsiri Gunawardhana and the team was; Ranga Chandrarathne, Upul Fernando, Saminda De Vas Gunawardhana, Asela, Lakmal Deshapriya, Chirantha De Silva.
Our seniors started the without much theoretical knowledge but their development was unbelievable
It was year 2003. School under 15 boys team performed the school first Golden Turning Point. The won the championship of National school games with stunning performance.
Mr. Sanjeewa Lamahewa and Mr. Terence Priyankara Somdas gave the team guidance. The team was,
Under 15 boys team 2003
GIHAN KANCHANA DE SILVA (C)
JAYAMAL DE VAS GUNAWARDHANA
CHAMITH DE SILVA
CHARITH UDANA SILVA
During the history of 16 years the College was able to produce 6 strong players to play in "National A". This is also a major achievement of the school. A.A.B.D. Priyadarshana, Sameera Gunasinghe, Gihan Kanchana De Silva, Tiumi Yashora, N C O Saranga and M Kasun Wimalasuriy
In 2004, Mr. Sameera Gunasinghe, a past chess player of the school, started to work as the permanent coach of the Dharmasoka College. This immensely helped the teams to perform in the game in later years. Since then Dharmasoka College was always regarded as one of the best Chess team in the country. Today we are the pioneer chess playing mix school in the country, and we are very proud about that.