Ranjan Madugalle - Royal College,
Schoolboy Cricketer - 1979



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Charith Asalanka of Richmond College Galle, who won the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year for the second year in succession proudly displays the trophy.

Charith Asalanka of Richmond College Galle receives the award for the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year for the second successive year from former Sri Lanka cricket captain and cricketing legend Mahela Jayawardene at the 38th Sunday- Observer- Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year awards night held at the Galadari Hotel.

Charith Asalanka receiving his award from Guest of Honour Mahela Jayawardene. (from left) Sarathchandra de Silva, President (SLSCA), P.G.Kumarasinghe(Chairman, SLT), Kavan Ratnayake (Chairman, ANCL), Abhaya Amaradasa (GM, ANCL) are also in the picture.

Salinda Ushan Perera (Isipathana College) Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year 2016 receives his award from Chairman Sri Lanka Telecom P.G.kumarasingha. ANCl Chairman Kavan Ratnayake looks on.

St.Johnís College - Jaffna skipper receiving the award for Best School Team (Northern Province) from Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara

Charith Asalanka of Richmond College, Galle receives the Best Batsman (National) award from ANCL Director Legal Sirimevan Dias. ANCL Secretay Kumudu Gunawardena is partly seen.

Asitha Fernando of St.Sebastianís College Katuneriya (Best bowler National award) receives the trophy from Lakshman Hewapanne Director Operations (ANCL)

Wanindu Hasaranga (Richmond College, Galle) who won the
(Best Fielder National ) receiving his award from Director Editorial ANCL Saman Wagaarachi

Isipathana Collegeís Pramod Maduwantha receiving the Division One award for the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2016 from Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd Senior Manager (Marketing) Indika Amarasuriya.

 Best school Team WP St.Peterís College , Colombo - captain Vinu Mohotty receives the trophy from Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekera.

Captain of De La Salle College, Mutwal receiving the trophy for the Most Promising Team of The Year from ANCL Chairman Kavan Ratnayake. SLSCA President Sarathchandra Silva (Left) and Chairman SLT P.G Kumarasinghe are also in the picture.

Sammu Ashan of Ananda College Colombo receiving the national award for Best All Rounder from Group Sports Editor of ANCL, Saadi Thawfeeq.

Sunday Observer Editor Lakshman Gunasekera hands over the Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer (Gold) division two award to Piyumal Sinhawansa of St.Anneís College . Kurunegala. Anurangi Singh Senior Associate News Editor looks on

St. Sylvesterís College the Best Team Central Province. The captain receives the trophy from Deputy Editor Sunday Observer S.Anandakumar.

Lakshan Fernando (De La Salle, College, Mutwal) who was voted as the Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year (Silver Div.111) receives his certificate from Anurangi Singh (Associate News Editor  Sunday Observer)

Kavindu Sohan of Sri Devananda College, Ambalangoda receives his award Best Fielder Div two from Pushpa Rowel (Editor Dinamina).

Raveen Yasas of Devapathiraja College, Ratgama receiving his Best All Rounder Div. 11 award from Asela de Vaas Gunasekera Senior Manager Market Activation SLT- Mobitel.ditor Sunday Observer look on.

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In the past, most of the winners of the top awards came from Colombo and its suburbs, but now, the outstation schools have come in a big way and it is a positive sign for the game.

Ranjan Madugalle
ICC Chief Match Referee & Former Sri Lanka captain


It is the dream of any schoolboy cricketer to win the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year award. It's great for the Sunday Observer in continuing the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest for the 31st year from 1979 to encourage the budding schoolboy cricketers. I was particularly happy to see that the Northern Province will join up with the others in the competitions at the contest.

I am happy at the improvement of outstation cricket as the game has spread far and wide in the country. Many Sri Lankan cricketing giants of the past and the present are those who have either won the prestigious and coveted Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Award or one of the many awards presented at the contest.

Arjuna Ranatunga
World Cup winning Captain

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