Ranjan Madugalle - Royal College,
Schoolboy Cricketer - 1979



Asalanka crowned Schoolboy
Cricketer for second year

Charith Asalanka of Richmond College Galle receives the award for the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year for the second successive year from former Sri Lanka cricket captain and cricketing legend Mahela Jayawardene at the 38th Sunday- Observer- Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year awards night held at the Galadari Hotel yesterday.
Picture by Chintaka Kumarasinghe

SLT/Mobitel sponsor Sunday Observer Schoolboy Cricketer for 9th occasion

Chief Operating Officer Sri Lanka/Telecom Mobitel Nalin Perera handing over a replica of the sponsorship pacakge to ANCL Director Finance Emerick Fernando. ANCL Director Editorial Saman Wagaarachchi and Communication Channel Manager (Telecom) Jude Silva are also in the picture.  Picture by Ruwan de Silva

Schoolboy Cricketer 2015:

Recognising talents of schoolboy cricketers...

The Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest, which has produced Sri Lanka's cricketing legends for the past 36 years, has gained national status.

The Mega Awards Show which recognises talents of schoolboy cricketers is organized by Sri Lanka’s flagship English newspaper with the largest circulation – the Sunday Observer, in association with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) and Sri Lanka Cricket Umpires & Sorcerers’ Association (SLCUSA).

First step to international stardom! 

The Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest has today become a dream event for schoolboy cricketers in the country whereby it not only encourages them to reach their sporting targets but also showcases their achievements in a way that no other off-field event can.

While all schoolboy cricketers can always look forward to staking their claims to be part of the Show and strive for recognition, the Sunday Observer and sponsor Mobitel have the obligation of ensuring that everything is made possible to create such a climate for endeavours of sporting excellence.  

The Schoolboy Cricketer contest helps sustain the momentum every year for this endeavour for excellence.

The Sunday Observer will always be the paper to highlight and take the message of school cricket forward and this is our message through the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest.

Best of Luck to all Schoolboy Cricketers!

The Sunday Observer Sports Desk


Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited and the Observer should be complemented for keeping the show going for all these years. Sponsors are essential to keep the show going. May the show continue for many years to come.

In the past, most of the winners of the top awards came from Colombo and its suburbs, but now, the outstation schools have come in a big way and it is a positive sign for the game.

Ranjan Madugalle
ICC Chief Match Referee & Former Sri Lanka captain


It is the dream of any schoolboy cricketer to win the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year award. It's great for the Sunday Observer in continuing the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest for the 31st year from 1979 to encourage the budding schoolboy cricketers. I was particularly happy to see that the Northern Province will join up with the others in the competitions at the contest.

I am happy at the improvement of outstation cricket as the game has spread far and wide in the country. Many Sri Lankan cricketing giants of the past and the present are those who have either won the prestigious and coveted Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Award or one of the many awards presented at the contest.

Arjuna Ranatunga
World Cup winning Captain

What the past Greats' say.....

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