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2018
ARJUNA RANATUNGA, THE FIRST TO WIN THE MAIN AWARD TWICE
Sunday Observer: 07.01.2018

Arjuna Ranatunga does not need any introduction. He has come a long way since his early days as a junior schoolboy cricketer to go places to end his sporting career as a legend in world cricket. He now holds an important Cabinet portfolio as a politician, serving as Minister of Petroleum Resources Development.

OBSERVER SCHOOLBOY CRICKETER OF THE YEAR 1989 :
2018
ICC UMPIRE DHARMASENA COMPLETES 50 TESTS
Sunday Observer: 31.12.2017

Former Observer Schoolboy Cricketer main Award winner turned ICC Elite Panel umpire Kumar Dharmasena reached another great milestone in his distinguish career, this time as an international umpire.The 46-year-old former Sri Lanka Test all-rounder, who officiated in the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia concluded in Melbourne yesterday with Indian Sundaram Ravi, has now officiated in 50 Tests as an umpire.

2018
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE SCHOOLBOY CRICKETER!
Sunday Observer: 24.12.2017

Voting for the 40th Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year most popular contest, which got underway last week, is picking up on a grand manner.Although the third term matches of the 2017/18 inter school first X1 cricket season was concluded last week, many schoolboys and their supporters have shown a tremendous enthusiasm in voting for their favourite schoolboy cricketers.

2018
PAST WINNERS OF ‘OBSERVER SCHOOLBOY CRICKETER AWARDS’
Sunday Observer: 24.12.2017

 

The ‘Observer Schoolboy Cricketer’ which commenced in the year 1979 continues this prestigious to date with the theme being set as searching today’s cricketing talent for tomorrow’s champions for future.The Cricketing talent search programme has produced the following cricketers who reached the top on the field while bringing great honor to the country through their talents. Maximum of these award winning cricketers since its inception has served the game exceptionally well in the local and at international level.

Prestigious Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest completes 40 years:
2018
VOTING STARTS FOR MOST POPULAR SCHOOLBOY CRICKETER
Sunday Observer: 17.12.2017

Sri Lanka’s national mobile service provider SLT Mobitel will once again team up with the country’s flagship English newspaper the Sunday Observer to host the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest, which marks its 40th anniversary this year.

2018
A STEPPING STONE TO REACH THE TOP IN CRICKET - SAYS NALIN
Sunday Observer: 17.12.2017

Mobitel Chief Executive Officer, Nalin Perera commented saying, “I am delighted to see Sri Lanka’s first ever school cricket awards show completing 40 years of resounding success.It has remained the most looked forward to event in Sri Lanka’s school cricket calendar. Mobitel is honored to be associated with the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest, which has produced many legendary Sri Lanka cricketers since 1978/79.

40th Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer 2018 contest:
2018
MOBITEL SPONSORS FOR THE 11th consecutive YEAR
Daily News: 15.12.2017

Mobitel will be the sponsor for the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer contest for the 11th consecutive year. Mobitel Chief Executive Officer Nalin Perera handing over the media sponsorship to Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd General Manager Abhaya Amaradasa. ANCL Advertising DGM Waruna Mallawaarachchi, Mobitel Channel Communication Senior Manager Jude Silva, Sunday Observer Editor Chandani Jayatilleke, Sunday Observer Sub-Editor Bernard Perera and ANCL Channel Manager Chanaka Liyanage were also present. Picture by Shan Rupassara

Prestigious Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest completes 40 years:
2018
Mobitel-ANCL partnership grows into 11th consecutive year
Daily News: 15.12.2017

Mobitel, one of the leading telecommunication giants in Sri Lanka announced their continuation as main sponsors of the prestigious Schoolboy Cricketer the Year Awards for the eleventh consecutive. The awards will be held next year. Mobitel has been working in collaboration with The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited to spread the excitement and pomp that the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Awards brings to the country on a grand scale.

Observer Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year awards ceremony:
2017
The Observer Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2017 - Nipun Ransika
Daily News: 26.07.2017

The Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2017 Nipun Ransika of P de S Kularatne MV, Ambalangoda is seen here with the trophy. Picture by Chinthaka Kumarasinghe

The Observer Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2017 Nipun Ransika of P de S Kularatne MV, Ambalangoda (second from right) receiving the trophy from former Sri Lanka cricketer and present manager of the Sri Lanka team Asanka Gurusinha who was the chief guest at the 39th Observer Mobitel Awards Ceremony at the Galadari Hotel yesterday. Also in the picture are Chairman of Telecom-Mobitel P. G. Kumarasinghe, Chief Executive Officer of Mobitel Nalin Perera and Chairman and Managing Director of Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited Krishantha Cooray. Picture by Chinthaka Kumarasinghe

2017
STAGE SET FOR TUESDAY’S MEGA SHOW
Sunday Observer: 23.07.2017

Tuesday will be another red letter day in Sri Lanka’s first-ever school cricket awards show – the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year unveils its 39th edition at the Grand Ballroom of the Galadari Hotel,Colombo commencing from 5.30 p.m.

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