Close tussles are on for top posts..:
Bhanuka Rajapaksa leads in All-Island Contest by 105 votes
OBSERVER-MOBITEL: A ding-dong battle is on between two
Royalists for the top spot in the Observer-Mobitel Most Popular
Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest.
Last week it was Ramith Rambukwella who led in the All-Island Contest
with 139,402 votes with Bhanuka Rajapakse also of Royal in second
position with 134,337 votes. The battle if being carried forward and at
the end of counting on coupon 14, the result was reversed with Rajapakse
going into the lead getting 154,112 votes and Ramith Rambukwella
collecting 154,007 which gave Rajapakse a lead of 105 votes. There’s
only 105 votes that separate the two Royalists from the top most
position in the Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year All-Island.
In the All-Island Contest, besides Rajapakse occupying the top
position, there is a close contest for the other positions. Right now in
second place is Ramith Rambukwella and in third place is Sachithra
Perera of Ananda with 140,643 votes.
In the Outstation Contest, Hemal Munaweera of Dharmaraja College had
taken over the lead from K. Gamage of Vidyartha. At the end of voting on
coupon No. 14 Munaweera had got 59,105 votes and in second place is
Dushan Vimukthi of Royal College, Panadura who was in fifth position the
previous week. He jumped into second position with 58,981 votes. So,
there’s close battle here too with Munaweera - the leader right now
having just 123 votes. There is another cricketer - K. Gamage of
Vidyartha in the battle with 58,846 votes.
So, it will be really interesting in the closing weeks of this
contest with a hot contest on in both the all-Island Contest and
Outstation Contest for the top spot.