Dialog-ST 2019: Navod expands lead, despite changes in the middle

11 February 2019 - 65   - 0

Navod Paranavithana of Mahinda College expanded his lead while dominating the All-Island Schools while changes occurred in the following three places at the end of the 17th week of the Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2019 contest. 

After the online process kicked off last weekend significant changes have begun to occur as Navod reaches the milestone of 11506 votes. 

Pasindu Ushetti of Maris Stella College made a notable progress -- pushing forward to the second position while claiming the highest tally for the week with a combined intake of 2793 votes. 

Nalandian Kajshitha Rasanjana moved to the third position while pushing down former leader Sukhitha Manoj, of St. Sebastian's College, to the fourth position. 

The Emerging Schools category is led by its new crown prince Lithija Kalhara of Ananda Maithree NS, Balangoda,. 

He made a giant leap by adding the best combined figures last week, and continues with the trend. 

Sathya Sadeepani of Devapathiraja College Rathgama continues to lead the Girls' Schools category, which was introduced to the ever popular competition in the country last season. 

Sathya and her team mate Kaveesha Dilhari, who debuted two weeks ago at No.2, have surpassed 1000 votes. 

Coupons will be published in the Sunday Times, the two English dailies, the Daily Mirror and DailyFT, and the two Sinhala dailies, Daily Lankadeepa and Ada and Sinhala Weekend, Deshaya. 

From this year coupons will also come will out in the TamilMirror. 

In addition Dialog Axiata's online voting system through their official Online Portal to vote for the Most Popular Cricketer (, is now alive.  

Players who have represented their respective school in First XI cricket and with a tally of 400 or above runs or 25 wickets or above in the last season are automatically eligible for the Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2019 competition. 

Schools have been categorised under three categories -- the All-Island, Emerging and Girls schools, according to the segmentation process of Sri Lanka School Cricket Association. 

Results: Week 17 

All-Island Schools 

Navod Paranavithana (Mahinda College) 11506 

Pasindu Ushetti (Maris Stella College) 5406 

Lakshitha Rasanjana (Nalanda College) 3381 

Sukhitha Manoj (St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa) 3271 

Muizz Rafeel (St. Anne's College, Kurunegala) 2831 

Mihisal Vidanapathirana (St. Thomas' College, Matara) 1407 

Yasitha Samararathne (Dharmaraja College) 1319 

Nishan Madushka (Moratu Vidyalaya) 1160 

Abhishek Anandakumar (Trinity College) 771 

Kanishka Ranthilakage (Ananda College) 627 

Ravindu Fernando (Maris Stella College) 339 

Shehan Fernando (St. Benedict's College) 311 

K.A.L.C. Warnakulasuriya (St. Anne's College, Kurunegala) 253 

Supun Sumanarathne (Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala) 142 

Shevon Daniel (St. Joseph's College) 77 

Nuwanidu Fernando (St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa) 51 

Randheer Ranasinghe (St. Anne's College, Kurunegala) 38 

Sandun Mendis (Richmond College) 26 

Dinitha Prabhanaka (Devapathiraja College, Rathgama) 17 

Pubudu Bandara (Trinity College) 6 

Kalana Perera (S. Thomas' College) 5 

Emerging Schools 

Lithija Kalhara (Ananda Maithree, Balangoda) 7139 

Vishal Nagasena (St. Peter's College, Gampaha) 5008 

Thanusha Sandaruwan (St. John's College, Nugegoda) 3316 

Chamod Sandaru (Piliyandala Central) 1817 

Roshen Samuel (Carey College) 887 

Sachin Jayasinghe (Royal College, Panadura) 221 

Nisal Malinga (Christ King College, Tudella) 161 

Lahiru Peiris (Christ King College, Tudella) 85 

Avishka Lakshan (Kalutara Vidyalaya) 32 

Girls' Schools 

Sathya Sandeepani (Devapathiraja College, Rathgama) 1605 

Kaveesha Dilhari (Devapathiraja College, Rathgama) 1007 

Sithmi Nirasha (Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda) 679 

Nimesha Tharuni (Marapola MV, Minuwangoda) 118 

Readers prizes go to: 1. K.L. Chamil Lekamge, Maila, Galhira, Openaike, 2. Dinara Wijewardene, 7, Anyra Mawatha, Thalapathpitiya, Nugegoda, 3. Dharshana Sampath, Gurudeniya, 4. W.D. Pathma Kamal Vithana, 284/C/03, Walgama, Welmilla Junction

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