Lakshina Rodrigo leads
Last year’s winner of the Observer-Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy
Cricketer Of the Year contest Lakshina Rodrigo from St. Peter’s College
took the lead polling 863 votes while Ramesh Nimantha of St. Servatius
College Matara was placed second in the platinum contest at the end of
the first week’s counting at the 38th Sunday Observer/Mobitel Most
Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year contest.
Rodrigo, a Sri Lanka schools under 19 representative missed the
recently concluded Youth World Cup in Bangladesh but has been among the
runs in the current school cricket season.
Rodrigo’s closest rivals Ramesh Nimantha from St. Servatius College,
Matara and Lasith Embuldeniya of Royal College Colombo who was also
unfortunate not to be selected for the under 19 World Cup despite a rich
harvest of wickets during the season, is placed in the platinum contest.
In the Gold segment for schools playing in the Division Two segment,
Raveen Yasas from Devapathiraja College Ratgama polled in 756 votes.