Lankan team only lacks experience - Former Observer Schoolboy Cricketer Kumar Dharmasena
Sunday Observer: 17.04.2016

Observer Schoolboy Cricketer turned ICC elite panel international umpire Kumar Dharmasena does not see any crisis situation in the Sri Lanka national team. In an exclusive interview with the Sunday Observer during his short visit to Colombo for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

Hashan pays tribute to Observer and Mobitel contest
Sunday Observer: 10.04.2016

Former Sri Lanka captain Hashan Tillakaratne paid a tribute to Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel and the Sunday Observer for conducting the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year awards ceremony at the end of each school cricket season.

Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year title :
A lasting memory for Madugalle
Sunday Observer: 03.04.2016


The 2015/2016 Inter-school cricket season is gradually coming to an end with the completion of the traditional 'big matches' and the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) conducted limited over tournament for the most outstanding teams of the season.

Muralitharan, the highest wicket taker won the award in 1991
Sunday Observer: 27.03.2016

Exactly a quarter century ago, the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest gave birth to a world champion. He eventually became the highest ever wicket-taker in Test cricket, establishing several other world records in international cricket.

Observer/Mobitel cricket contest a source of inspiration - Sanath Jayasuriya
Sunday Observer: 20.03.2016


Celebrated Sri Lanka cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya said that the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year show has been a great source of encouragement to budding schoolboy cricketers, aspiring to step into the big league.

The pathway that led to greatness
Sunday Observer: 13.03.2016

It is amazing to know the great achievements of the past Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketers in its 38-year-old cherished history. The mega show, now considered the 'Mother of all school cricket award shows', has produced six Sri Lanka captains, one World Cup-winning captain, a world record holder, two ICC Match Referees, one ICC Chief Match Referee, one ICC elite panel international umpire, a Sri Lanka national coach, a Chief Selector and many Sri Lanka cricketers.

Chandimal stole the limelight, now the spotlight
Sunday Observer: 06.03.2016

The 2015/16 inter-school cricket season has reached its peak with the annual big matches. Following the Ananda-Nalanda and Josephian-Peterite encounters this weekend, the oldest inter-school match - the Battle of the Blues three-day encounter between Royal and S.Thomas' is due to commence at the SSC ground on Thursday.

Memories that made the 'Mother of all Shows'
Sunday Observer: 28.02.2016

None even in their best of dreams would have thought that the then Royal College captain Ranjan Madugalle would go places in such grand fashion when he was adjudged the first-ever Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year some four decades ago.

When Sumathipala and Madugalle stole the show
Sunday Observer: 21.02.2016

From the Galle Esplanade to the BMICH, and to five star hotel status, whatever the location it may be, the Sunday Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest has gone from strength to strength in recognizing young schoolboy cricket talent which has resulted in surfacing of future players.

Sunday Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer contest gets underway
Sunday Observer: 14.02.2016

The undefeated nine year old partnership between the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL) and Sri Lanka Telecom/ Mobitel will continue with the staging of the Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest for the 38th occasion as the sponsorship of the event was presented on Wednesday.