Thurstan’s Jaleel back in the lead in Platinum Contest
by Ranjan Anandappa
Indunil Thenuwara (Chief Sub-Editor, Sunday Observer) on
left, Dudley Jansz (Senior Associate Editor, Sunday
Observer) and Waruna Mallawarachchi DGM Marketing, ANCL
picking he winners for the readers prize at the end of the
15th week count in the Sunday Observer/Mobitel Most Popular
Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest. Pic: Susantha
Thurstan’s Milhaj Jaleel (40,279) took over the lead from Royal’s
Milan Abeysekera (39,898) with a majority of 381 votes at the end of the
15th week count in the Sunday Observer/Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy
Cricketer of the Year 2013 Platinum segment for schools taking part in
the SLSCA Division I Cricket tournament.
The top three places in the Platinum Contest have been fluctuating
between Jaleel, Abeysekera and Perera.
In the Gold competition for schools taking part in the Division II
SLSCA tournament there is a stiff fight between number one Yamal
Siriwardena (33,901) of St. John’s Nugegoda and Sakunda de Silva
(32,716) of Sri Devananda, Ambalangoda. Siriwardena who has been
occupying the number one slot for several weeks is now being challenged
by de Silva who is only 185 votes behind and Cheruka Herath Sri
Sumangala, Panadura (32,007) in the third place.
In the Silver competition for Division III schools Trishan Rodrigo
(31,007) of Loyala College, Negombo took the lead from Sahan
Dharmakeerthie (30,983) of Ananda Sasthralaya, Kotte who was placed
first last week.
Readers prizes after the last two
weeks of voting
1. B.L. Buultjens, C/o Mrs. Jayasundera, No. 152,
Dumbaratenne, Pallekellewatta, Kundasale – Rs. 2,500
2. Ainsley F. Wambeek, 36/1, Sarasavi Mawatha, Ragama
- Rs. 1,500, 3. Maurice Delikan, 280/14, Lourdes Estate,
Madapata. - Rs. 1,000