Trinity's Weeraratne honoured recipient in Observer-Mobitel Cricket
Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricket Contest 2015....
The year 1996 was a significant one for Sri Lanka cricket as they
became the World Cricket Champions and also saw two new cricket stars
emerging from Trinity College, Kandy and excelling during the season
The two stars were none other than the former Test captain Kumar
Sangakkara and Kaushalya Weeraratne.
The latter Weeraratne, went on to win the coveted Sunday Observer
Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year Contest in 1999 after representing
Trinity for three years.
Kaushalya Weeraratne, the hard-hitting left-hander and a right arm
medium pace bowler, also took away the Best All-rounder's and Best
Bowler's awards that year. He had the distinguished honour of being a
Trinity 'Lion' at cricket and a coloursman at rugby.
At the 'Oval' shape ball game, Weeraratne, who is also a top athlete
,was a speedy winger and was a member of Trinity's 1999 rugby team.
He had a choice either to play full time cricket or rugby, but he
opted for cricket and had fared well.
He has represented the country in 15 ODI's and 5 T20's and his only
wish is to play Test cricket for Sri Lanka. If he had continued with his
rugby most probably, he would have ended up by donning the Sri Lanka
jersey at rugby too.
In an exclusive interview with the Sunday Observer in connection with
to Schoolboy Cricketer Contest contest, Weeraratne said that there is no
doubt that a show of this nature has inspired him and more talented
cricketers in reaching the top.
"It is an accepted fact that a good number of recipients, let it be
all Island or outstation, has represented the country at the highest
level. It is a much look forward to event in the school cricket
calendar, Weeraratne said.
He became the first Trinitian to win the Sunday Observer Schoolboy
Cricketer Of The Year contest. Another Trinitian Niroshan Dickwella won
the award in 2013 and he went on to represent the country at the highest