The Selection Panel that picked the winners of the 43rd Sunday Observer-SLT Mobitel Cricketer of the Year awards pose for a ceremonial picture at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo on Friday. Seated from left: Oshara Panditharatne (deputy president- SLSCA), Thilak Waththuhewa (president SLSCA). W Dayaratne (President’s Counsel and Chairman ANCL) Shiang Wong (Head of Products-Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd), Asitha Jayasekera (SLT DGM Brands and Marketing Research), Premanath C Dolawatte (Member of Parliament and President -Association of Cricket Umpires Sri Lanka) and UILD Wewage (general secretary-ACUSL). Middle row from left: NA Saman Mohan (secretary, Southern Province ACUSL), Manjula Vaas (treasurer-SLSCA), PA Leelananda Kumarasiri, (tournament secretary-SLSCA), JAKS Indrajith (general secretary-SLSCA), DMAN Dissanayake (secretary Central Province ACUSL), Palitha Kulatunga (secretary Western Province, ACUSL). Back row from left: Kumar Gamhewage (MD Batsman.com), Y Nishantha Kumara (under-19 tournament secretary-SLSCA), Champika Weeratunga (girls tournament secretary SLSCA), Viraj Chaminda de Silva (technical officer SLSCA), Saman Hewavitharana (assignment secretary ACUSL) Pic by Wimal Karunathilaka
The selection panel that picked the winners of the Sunday Observer-Mobitel School Cricketer of the Year contest. Seated: Daminda Cooray (President, Sri Lanka Cricket Umpires Association), Jude Silva (Communications Channel Manager, Mobitel), Thilak Watthuhewa (Principal Nalanda College and President Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association), W. Dayaratne PC (Chairman ANCL), Asantha de Mel (chairman National Cricket Selection Committee), JAKS. Indrajith (Secretary, Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association), Upul Wewage (Secretary, Sri Lanka Cricket Umpires Association). Back row: Champika Weeratunge (SLSCA Girls Tournament Secretary), Y. Nishantha Kumara (Tournament Secretary Under 19 SLSCA), Viraj Chaminda de Silva (Technical Officer SLSCA), Amarajeewa Dissanayake (Secretary, Central Province Cricket Umpires Association), AMCV Kumara (President, Southern Province Cricket Umpires Association), Deshapriya Dissanayake (ACUSL Assignment Committee Chairman), Kumar Gamhewage (General Manager, Batsman.com), Wasantha Ariyawickrema (Treasurer, ACUSL), Saman Hettiarachchi (Former Selection Committee Chairman, SLSCA), Manjula Vaz (SLSCA Treasurer) Pic by Dushmantha Mayadunne)
The selection of winners of the Sunday Observer-Mobitel Cricketer of the Year contest took place early this week ahead of the awards ceremony the date of which is yet to be announced. The Panel from left: Nihal Fernando (treasurer, SLSCA), Dilshan de Silva (secretary SLSCA), Jude Silva (Senior Manager-Mobitel), Lalith Alahakoon (Director Editorial ANCL), Hashan Tillekeratne (Under 19 Sri Lanka coach), Daminda Cooray (president-ACUSSL), GW Jagath Senaratne (vice president SLSCA) Nilan de Silva (vice president ACUSSL) and Wasantha Ariyawickrama (treasurer-ACUSSL). Standing from left: JAKS Indrajith (Under 19 tournament secretary), DMMAD Dissanayake (chairman assignment committee ACUSSL), Keerthi Gunaratne (tournament secretary –SLSCA), Kumara Gamhewa (CEO of Batsman.com), Viraj de Silva (secretary ACUSSL - southern province), Leelananda Kumarasiri (assistant secretary –SLSCA) Manjula Vaas (tournament secretary SLSCA) and Champika Weeratunga (assignment secretary SLSCA girls segment) after picking the winners
The winners of the 40th Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer 2018 were selected by the eminent panel of judges comprising officials of the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association, Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Education at the Hilton, Colombo on Monday. Front row from left: Vice President/Chairman Assignment - SLSCA - Kapila Jayalath, Treasurer - Nihal Fernando, Vice President - SLSCA - G. W. Jagath Senaratne, General Secretary - SLSCA - Dilshan de Silva, Nalin Perera - CEO (Mobitel), Krishantha Cooray - Chairman (ANCL), President - SLSCA - Oshara Panditharathna (The Principal of Dharmapala College), Jayantha Seneviratne - Consultant at the Education Ministry, Rohitha D. Kottachchi - General Secretary - ACUSSL, Calton Bernardus - Operations Manager - School Cricket - Ministry of Education. Second row from left: N. A. Saman Mohan de Silva - ACUSSL Southern Province, Leelananda Kumarasiri - SLSCA , Saman Hettiarachchi - Selection Committee Chairman, Kumara Gamhewage - Batsman.com, D. M. M. A. D. Dissanayake - ACUSL, M. R. W. C. S. Jayasena - ACUSL, Tuan Thassim Hathim Junkeer - Assignment Secretary - ACUSL, Champika Weerathunga - SLSCA Assignment Secretary (Girls), J. A. K. S. Indrajith - Tournament Secretary - SLSCA (not in picture). Picture by Shan Rambukwella
Winners of the 39th Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2017 contest were finalized during a Selection Committee meeting at the Galadari Hotel on Monday. ANCL Finance Director Emeric Fernando (Front row centre) and Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd. Channel Communication Senior Manager Jude Silva (Front row third from left) with the selection committee members after finalizing the awards.