Embuldeniya in hot pursuit
St. Peterís College batsman Lakshina Rodrigo has pulled in a big
chunk of 1214 votes to enhance his count to 2077 at the third week of
the 38th Sunday Observer-Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of the
It was a massive leap from his tally of 863 votes last week. He won
the prize last year as well and this year got into the public eye by
scoring a thousand runs.
But Rodrigo is closely followed by Royal Collegeís Lasith Embuldeniya
who leaped from the third slot to the second position dislodging Ramesh
Nimantha from St. Servatius College Matara.
Also rising up in the ranks is Trinity College bowler Ravin Sayer who
polled 607 new votes to add to his 586 of last week, putting him in the
While Embuldeniya polled in 771 new votes, Nimantha could manage just
231 new votes.
Richmond Collegeís Charith Asalanka who captained Sri Lanka at the
recent U-19 World Cup has also made steady progress rising from the
bottom to the fourth position with 704 new votes.
In the gold category Ravin Yasas from Devapathiraja retained his lead
with a further 401 new votes pushing up his tally to 1157 votes
Dudley Jansz (right) Associate Editor Sunday Observer and
Pushpa Rowel - Editor Dinamina pick the weekly reader
winners at the Sunday Observer-Mobitel Most Popular
Schoolboy Cricketer Of the Year contest (Picture by Saman