From 3 to 7 December 2010 a FIDE Arbiters' Seminar was organized in Colombo, Sri Lanka, by the Sri Lanka Chess Federation, in cooperation with CACDEC and under auspices of FIDE.
The lecturer was IA Casto Abundo (PHI), Deputy President of the Asian Chess Federation, and Assistant lecturer was IA Luxman Wijesuriya (SRI), member of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission.
24 people from Sri Lanka and Maldives participated in the seminar.
All of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures.
The following eighteen (18) succeeded in the test and will be awarded the title of the FIDE Arbiter (according the article 3.10 of the Regulations for the titles of the arbiters) or a norm for the FIDE Arbiter title, after the approval of the next FIDE Congress:
Pradeep Mathara Arachchi (SRI) Norm FA
Naditha Thilanga Amarakoon (SRI) Norm FA
Don Thejan Kaushallya Rathnayake (SRI) Norm FA
Dayal Siriwardane (SRI) Norm FA
M. Gihan Dinesha Perera (SRI) Norm FA
W.S.N. Chandrarathne (SRI) Norm FA
G. W. Malith Akalanka Chitharathna (SRI) Norm FA
Ms. Buddhi Nirukshi Panagoda (SRI) Norm FA
Ahmed Ashraf (MDV) Title FA
Werochana Perera (SRI) Norm FA
N. Marlon Randika De Silva (SRI) Norm FA
Duwe Siriwardena Arachchige Dulanga Dilhan (SRI) Norm FA
Ms. Nusra Abdul Rahman (MDV) Title FA
N.W.G. Sanjula Ravinath, Amupitiya (SRI) Norm FA
P. Sumal Horawalavithana, Palatota (SRI) Norm FA
Godigamuwage Shelton Wijesuriya (SRI) Norm FA
Weerakonda Arachchige Lasitha Subash (SRI) Norm FA
W.W. Sanjeewa Anuradha (SRI) Norm FA
IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos