Chief Operating Officer Sri Lanka/Telecom Mobitel Nalin Perera handing over a replica of the sponsorship pacakge to ANCL Director Finance Emerick Fernando. ANCL Director Editorial Saman Wagaarachchi and Communication Channel Manager (Telecom) Jude Silva are also in the picture. Picture by Ruwan de Silva
The much awaited and the much looked forward to show of the year for schoolboys who will be rewarded for their performances during the concluded cricket season, the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year show will be staged for the 37th year at the Hotel Galadari Main Ball Room on July 28 (today) at 5.30 pm.
Former Sri Lanka Test cricketer and renowned commentator Russel Arnold will grace the occasion as chief guest.
Officials of ANCL and Mobitel making arrangements for Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricket Show – Dinesh Weerawansa – Consultant Editor-Sports Editor Daily News, Lalith Alahakoon – Editor Daily News, Nalin Perera – Senior General Manager, Marketing, Sri Lanka Telecom/Mobitel, Saman Wagaarachchi - Director Editorial, ANCL and Lakshman Gunasekera, Editor, Sunday Observer.
Picture by Chinthaka Kumarasinghe
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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 the future players. Yet, another scenario will be unfolded on July 28 (Tuesday)at the Galadari Hotel, Main Ballroom, when a bunch of schoolboycricketers will be duly recognized for their efforts on the cricket field during the year 2014/2015.
Lakshina Rodrigo (St.Peter’s), Randev Pathirana (Royal College,Colombo) and Shanaka Sampath (SiriPiyaratana MV, Padukka) were voted as the Sunday Observer/MobitelMost Popular Schoolboy Cricketers of the year 2015 at the end o the final weeks’s counting.
As any schoolboy cricketer's ambition is to one day to represent the country at the highest level, the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer Of The year Sadeeras Samarawickrema 's intentions were quite clear as he became only the second player from St.Joseph's college, Colombo to win the richest school cricket award since Josephian Rohan Weerakkody won it in 1987.
The year 1996 was a significant one for Sri Lanka cricket as they became the World Cricket Champions and also saw two new cricket stars emerging from Trinity College, Kandy and excelling during the season that year.
The 37th Observer – Mobitel Schoolboy Cricket Show which covers the whole of Sri Lanka will get of the ground with a whole lot of awards to be won by the cricketers.Altogether there are 58 awards to be won with 49 major awards to be won by the cricketers by way of trophies, certificates and cash while there are special 9 certificates to be also presented to the crickets, making it a total past the half-century mark.
A smiling chief guest Kumar Dharmasena presents the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Schoolboy cricketer award to Josephian Sadeera Samarawickrema. From left Anoma Lafir (Director Telecon/Mobitel), Ranjith Sudusinghe (Director Telecom/Mobitel). Bandula Padmakumara (Chairman /Managing Director ANCL), Minister of Mass Media And Information Keheliya Rambukwella and Dinesh Weerawansa (Editor In Chief Sunday Observer ) look on. Pic. By Susantha Wijegunasekera, Chinthaka Kumarasinghe and Thilak Perera.