ANCL, Mobitel score for school cricket
The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited and Sri Lanka Telecom
Mobitel signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday for the Observer-Mobitel
Schoolboy Cricketer contest 2008.
The MoU was signed by Director of Finance of ANCL Shan Shanmuganathan
and Chairperson of Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel Mrs. Leisha de Silva
Chandrasena at the ANCL Board Room yesterday.
A Memorandum Of Understanding
was signed on Thursday between the ANCL and Sri Lanka
Telecom Mobitel for the Observer Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer
contest 2008 at the ANCL, Board Room. Seen in the picture
are (from left)- Director of ANCL U.R. Dissenayake, Director
Legal of ANCL, Rasanga Harischandra, CEO of Mobitel Suren J.
Amarasekara, The Chairperson of Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel
Mrs. Leisha de Silva Chandrasena, The Chairman of ANCL,
Bandula Padmakumara, The Editor in Chief of Sunday Observer,
Dinesh Weerawansa, Director, Finance of ANCL, Shan
Speaking on the occasion the General Manager of ANCL Abhaya Amaradasa
said that ANCL was happy to be associated with a leading mobile company
like Mobitel. The contest has drawn tremendous response from cricket
fans with thousands of votes pouring in each week.
It has also helped to increase circulation of the newspapers of ANCL
and given mileage to Mobitel. He said that the first Observer schoolboy
cricketer contest was held in 1979 at Navarangahala in which Ranjan
Madugalle was picked as the schoolboy cricketer of the year.
Since then it has gone from strength to strength and by tying up with
Mobitel there has been a bigger response for this year’s contest and
they have decided to have the awards ceremony on July 18, 2008.
The CEO of Mobitel Suren J. Amarasekara said that by tying up with a
national institution like ANCL, Mobitel hoped to promote cricket at
He was happy at the response of cricket fans for the contest as every
week thousands of votes have been sent by readers.
Our firm will continue to support the contest which would help to
generate tremendous enthusiasm among outstation schoolboy cricketers and
cricket fans and a boost for Mobitel which is popularising its brand in