Salinda Ushan makes strong bid in Platinum
There was a significant change at the top as Sri Lanka schools
representative Salinda Ushan of Isipathana College came from behind and
polled in 2602 votes to secure the third place only behind Royal's
Lasith Embuldeniya (3764) and Peterite Lakshina Rodrigo (3584) in the
Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Most popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The year
2016 competition at the end of the 5th week counting. Salinda Ushan was
one of the new entrants to the contest with Rashmika Opatha of S.Thomas'
Mount lavinia who had 562 votes against his name. Ushan was a member of
Sri Lanka Under 19 team of the recently concluded Under 19 World Cup and
a prolific scorer during the school cricket season. Opatha too, was
among the runs and his best innings was the century that he scored in
this years Royal-Thomian encounter.
Dilrukshi Handunnetti, Senior Associate Editor (News),
Sunday Observer and Pramod de Silva, Editor, Business. LK
picking the winners. Pic: Sudam Gunasinghe