Ramith Rbukwella showed flying colours during the last high school cricket battle between Royalists and Thomian by scoring 165 as a best batsman. Currently he is playing for under 19 national cricket team. He scored well during the One Day International series between England Under 19 side and Sri Lanka under 19. During the series Ramith played three One Day Internationals and scored 131 runs with an average of 43.66 and striking rate of 135.05. Six feet three inches tall, strong Ramith is a left hand batsman who usually bat as a opening batsman. He is also an attacking batsman and surely he is eligible to fill the gap voided by Sri Lankan left hand opener Sanath Jayasuriya. Ramitha represent Royal College – Colombo, Sri Lanka Under 19 National Team and Sinhalese Sport Club.
Ramith is becoming a hot topic in media not only due to cricket, but also to numerous rumours around him as a Minister’s son. As many of you know, Ramith is not only a famous school cricket player, but he is also the son of Media minister, Keheliya Rabukwell.
During a recent interview Ramith revealed how his family is supporting him,
“ Since I am the youngest of three, my parents gives me lot of love. Especially my mother takes care of me as a shadow, as my father is busy with politics.
Ramith humbly said even he was born in Kandy, he went to Royal college in Colombo. Also he added he has good relationship with his two sisters, Chamithri, Chandula and Amali. He did’t forget to mention about his 3 sisters during the interview. His eldest sisy, finished her foreign education and back in Sri Lanka, and other two still in studies in an abroad. So Ramith got plenty of time to spend with his parents when compared to his 3 sisters and he also willing to go abroad like his sisters for education. When considering cricket and education, Ramith is putting more weight for cricket in these days. Ramith became fascinated of cricket at the age of 4, when Arjuna Ranathunga visited his house as a guest. Later,in grade 4, Ramith was guided by his first cricket coach, Lional Mendis. First he opened his talents as a good ballsman, and later he became as an opening batsman for his college due to his multitalent. Ramith says his biggest dream is to represent Sri Lankan Cricket Team.
Watch the following video which was recoded during the count down for the last year Royal-Thomina big match.
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