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2021
Voting off to a fine start
Sunday Observer: 17.10.2021

There have been interesting rounds of early voting in the 43rd Observer-SLT Mobitel Most Popular School Cricketers of the Year competition as it enters the third week. Although the Covid-19 pandemic badly affected all activities in the world and all schools’ sports activities here too came to a complete standstill from the second week of March, 2020, the 43rd Observer-SLT Mobitel School Cricketers of the Year has been held continuously.

2021
From school stage to world podium
Sunday Observer: 17.10.2021
Arjuna Ranatunga being honoured by the then ANCL Chairman the late Ranapala Bodhinagoda as the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer four decades ago

The 43rd Observer-SLT Mobitel Most Popular School Cricketers of the Year voting has been going on for a little over two weeks with a tremendous early response. It was a positive early response for the 2020-21 season cricketers who seek public response to become the most popular schoolboy and schoolgirl cricketers. The 2020-21 season’s official tournament matches are confined to only one-day matches as they were badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic while only a few two-day matches were played.

2021
When Madugalle set the ball rolling
Sunday Observer: 10.10.2021
Royal captain Ranjan Madugalle winning the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer award in 1979-ICC Chief Referee Ranjan Madugalle addressing the 2018 Observer-SLT Mobitel School Cricketers’ Awards show as the chief guest

The 43rd Observer-SLT Mobitel Schools Cricketer of the Year commenced last week with its most popular contests. With the country opening its doors from the beginning of this month, the voting for the 2021 Observer-SLT Mobitel Most Popular School Cricketers of the Year too were launched. There has been a tremendous response from the first week itself and the positions of the schoolboys and schoolgirls will be published shortly on a regular basis.

2021
43rd Observer SLT- Mobitel School Cricketers of the Year 2021 launched
Daily News: 05.10.2021

The Sunday Observer-SLT Mobitel 43rd School Cricketer of the Year 2021 was launched last Friday under the patronage and sponsorship of the Chief Marketing Officer, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd, Shashika Senarath who presented the relevant Cheque to Director Legal and Administration Rakhitha Abeygunawardhana of ANCL. SLT Mobitel is one of Sri Lanka’s leading communications providers and the contest is already on the fast lane.

2021
Observer-SLT Mobitel School Cricketer of the Year 2021
Sunday Observer: 03.10.2021

The sponsorship cheque for the 43rd Observer-SLT Mobitel Schools Cricketers of the Year 2021 was presented by Chief Marketing Officer, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd, Shashika Senerath to Director, Legal and Administration of ANCL, Attorney-at-Law Rakhitha Abeygunawardhana at the SLT Mobitel office at Rotunda Gardens on Friday. The Observer-SLT Mobitel Schools Cricketers of the Year contest will be sponsored by SLT Mobitel for the 15th successive year and the voting for the Most Popular Cricketers will commence from today.

2021
No obstacle to launch of 43rd schoolboy cricketer awards
Sunday Observer: 03.10.2021

The sponsorship for the 43rd Observer-SLT Mobitel Schools Cricketers of the Year 2021 was presented by Chief Marketing Officer, SLT Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd, Shashika Senerath to Director, Legal and Administration of ANCL, Attorney-at-Law Rakhitha Abeygunawardhana at the SLT Mobitel office at Rotunda Gardens on Friday. Here they are pictured after the sponsorship presentation. (from left) Editor-in-Chief of Sunday Observer Dinesh Weerawansa, Attorney-at-Law Abeygunawardhana, CMO of SLT Mobitel Shashika Senarath, Senior Manager, Channel Publicity of Mobitel Jude Silva and Manager, Channel Publicity of ANCL Chanaka Liyanage (Pic by Chinthaka Kumarasinghe)

2020
Navod Paranavithana confident of entering national team soon
Sunday Observer: 09.05.2021

The awards ceremony of the 42nd Observer-SLT-Mobitel School Cricketer of the Year contest took place at the BMICH recently. The Youth Observer met Navod Paranavithana of Mahinda College, Galle who was picked as the Observer-SLT-Mobitel School Cricketer of the Year, to discuss how he achieved it.

2020
Breaking glass ceilings and achieving dreams
Sunday Observer: 02.05.2021

Young Kaveesha Dilhari coming from Rathgama, has proven not only to Sri Lanka but also to the rest of the world, just how much potential she possesses, through her impressive career as a cricketer. From becoming the youngest girl to play on the Sri Lankan national women’s cricket team to recently earning the title of ‘Best female school cricketer’ At the ‘42nd annual ‘Observer SLT-Mobitel School Cricketer of the Year’competition, this young and shining star has worked hard and created a path for herself that will undoubtedly lead to many more impressive accomplishments, accolades and titles that will make herself, her family and her country proud.

2020
Mega Show on ITN Tonight
Sunday Observer: 25.04.2021

Collect the Observer Schools Cricketer of the Year Special Souvenir - a 16-page glossy paper collector’s item with records of all past winners from 1979 plus the glorious moments of 42nd Mega Show! – with today’s Sunday Observer!

The Observer - SLT - Mobitel School Cricketer Award Ceremony held at BMICH last Tuesday will be Telecast on ITN at 10.15 pm Tonight

2020
Observer SLT-Mobitel Schools Cricket Awards Ceremony
Daily News: 21.04.2021

The 42nd annual Observer SLT-Mobitel Schools Cricket Awards Ceremony concluded last night at BMICH. Kaveesha Dilhari of Devapathiraja College, Rathgama and Navod Paranawithana of Mahinda College, Galle were adjudged the Best School Cricketers. They received the awards from Chief Guest former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Sanath Jayasuriya. Mass Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, ANCL Chairman W. Dayaratne, PC, SLT-Mobitel Chairman Rohan Fernando and Sunday Observer Editor-in-Chief Dinesh Weerawansa and other invitees are looking on. Pictures by Rukmal Gamage

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