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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

2020
All set for 42nd Observer SLT Mobitel Schools Cricketers of the Year
Sunday Observer: 18.04.2021

The stage is set for the 42nd Observer SLT Mobitel Schools Cricketers of the Year 2020 at the BMICH on Tuesday, starting at 5.30 p.m. Former Sri Lanka captain and ex-Chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya, fresh after his last month’s performance for Sri Lanka at the Legends World Cup final where he top scored for his team, will be the chief guest. Minister Keheliya Rambukwella will be the guest of honour.

2020
Boys and girls prepare to waltz on stage
Sunday Observer: 18.04.2021
Chief Guest, former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya

The Mother of all Cricket Shows – the 42nd Observer Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel School Cricketers of the Year 2020, which every award winner, their proud parents and fanatic supporters are eagerly awaiting, will finally be held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo on Tuesday, starting at 5.30 p.m. Gracing school cricketers’ big day this year will be former Sri Lanka captain and ex-Chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya, fresh after his last month’s performance for Sri Lanka at the Legends World Cup final where he top scored for his team.

2020
Watch out for the spice girls
Sunday Observer: 18.04.2021

For years they were unheard of or played second fiddle to the boys feeding on the crumbs that fall off the table. Not many in Sri Lanka knew they even existed outside the scope of their brothers and parents from whom they were able to pick up a hint or two. Legend or history has it that it was a girl who even created the art of bowling in cricket when she realized her frock or gown was too cumbersome to send the ball down underarm that she turned her arm overhead thus inventing today’s bowling technique or style or whatever the pundits choose to call it.

2020
Mother of All Shows
Sunday Observer: 18.04.2021

There is no doubt that the Observer-Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel School Cricketer of the Year’ show conducted annually by the flagship English newspaper of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd is the most eagerly looked forward to award show awaited by the thousands of school cricketers annually. Once the inter-school cricket season starts, it is the thing for the cricketers to give of their best in every department of the game, garner votes and catch the attention of the panel elected to choose winners of the many awards by performing in all aspects.

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