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Notice of AGM - 2012/2013 - Old Benedictines' Sports Club (OBSC)
|The Annual General Meeting of the Old Benedictines' Sports Club (OBSC) for the year 2012/2013 will be held on Saturday the 22nd of June 2013 at 6.30 p.m. at the Club House. |
All Life Members and Ordinary Members are cordially invited.
Obituary - Old Ben Vernon Perera, famous cricketer in the early 1950s
|It is with profound sadness we inform the demise of Old Ben Vernon Perera, famous cricketer in the early 1950s,. (Beloved brother of Old Bens Linton, Clarence, Hector, Alian and Irvin)|
Cortege leaves residence No 468/4, Marathenu Mawatha, Enderamulla, on 19th June 2013 at 3.45 p.m. for burial at St. Sebastian’s Church Cemetery, Enderamulla.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Eighth win for the Bens at Rugby
|St. Benedict’s College recorded their 8th consecutive win in the Schools Under 20 Singer League Rugby Tournament match, played last Friday, 24th May at the College Grounds beating St. John’s College, Nugegoda by 25 points (1Goal/3Tries/1Penalty) to 13(1 Goal/2 Penalties). Bens Completely dominated the first half of the match leading 20-3 at half time.|
The Benedictines will play their final match for the season against Carey College on Monday, 3rd June 2013 at CR & FC Grounds commencing 4.00 p.m., A win for the Bens will earn them a promotion to play in the ‘B’ Division tournament next year.
Old Ben Lasantha Ruhunage, for World Congress conference of the International Federation of Journalists in Ireland
|Old Ben Lasantha Ruhunage will attend the 28th World Congress conference of the International Federation of Journalists in Dublin Castle, Dublin – Ireland, from June 4th to 7th 2013 on an invitation received by the International Federation of Journalists and the Irish National Union of Journalists.|
The conference will be followed by the official opening, taking place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, where delegates will be addressed by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. The conference is supported by the Irish government, who are hosting the event at Dublin Castle.
Old Ben Lasantha Ruhunage is the President of the Sri Lanka Working Journalist Association, the News Editor of the ‘Ravaya’ newspaper, Director of the Sri Lanka Press Institute, Professional Media Trainer and also a visiting Lecturer at the Sri Lanka College of Journalism.
During the past he had won several awards such as the “D.B. Dharmapala Award for ‘Scoop of the year’” in 2000, the “D.R.Wijewardena Award for earning the appreciation on peers and public” in 2003, “Best Journalist of the year 2004”, and the “Upali Wijewardena award for Feature Writer of the year 2005”. He was also granted the ‘Transparency International – Sri Lanka Membership’ in recognition of his commitment to the promotion of ‘Anti-Corruption and Integrity’. Lasantha is also the main author of the book ‘Puthra Samagama’.
On behalf of the entire Benedictine fraternity, we wish Lasantha good luck and God’s Blessings in his future endeavors.
ST BENEDICT’S COLLEGE OLD BOYS’ UNION -Notice of the 109th Annual General Meeting
|Notice is hereby given to members of the Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday, 30th June 2013 at the College Hall. All members are kindly invited to attend.|
9.30 A.M. – Holy Mass
10.30 A.M. – Annual General Meeting, followed by Fellowship Lunch at the Old Bens Sports club.
Resolutions if any, and Nominations for election to the Council of Management, prepared in independent formats with post applied for, name and signature of nominee, duly proposed and seconded by members should reach the Hon. General Secretary on or before 21st June 2013 at the address given below.
Nominees, Proposers and Seconders should have obtained membership 6 months prior to the date of the AGM.
For lunch bookings, please contact Mr. Peter De Croos (Social Secretary – 077-6396060), Mr. Stephen Corera (Membership Secretary - 077-7348417) or any Council Member before 25th June 2013.
Darrel S. Ludowyke
Hon. General Secretary,
St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union,
St. Benedict’s College,
Council of St. Benedict's College Alumni Association Canada
|The 23rd Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict's College Alumni Association, Canada was held on 25th May 2013. The following Old Bens were elected to the Council of management.|
Patron -Rev. Bro. Janaka Perera, Director SBC, Vice Patron - Raj Fernando, President - Nimal Dissanayake, Vice President - Lucian Alles, General Secretary - Mervyn Doss, Treasurer - Pootharan Fernando, Membership Secretary - Priyan Ranasinghe, Social Secretary - Keith Livera, Sports Secretary - Dayan Baddeliyanage, Assistant Sports & Social Secretary - Darrel Fernandopulle,
Council Members: Doyne Ramenaden, Mohan Fernandopulle, Kevin David, Brian Alles, Gananathan Sothinathan, Brigitto Fernando, Anton Santhiapillai, Honorary Auditor: Tyrone Devotta
Installation of Kandyan Dancers(“Ves” Ceremony)
- Ravidu Lakshan
- Jerome Viraj
- Sonal Ganegoda
- Aditya Divyanjana Werapitiya
The above-named are students of St’ Benedict’s College. They study dancing under their dancing teacher and trainer Mr. Sanjeewa Werapitiya.
The glorious moment of their Dancing career dawned when they were formally installed as traditional Kandyan Dancers by donning the regalia of the Kandyan Dancers at a solemn ceremony (“Ves Ceremony”) held on 15th May 2013 at 7.30 a.m. at the Sri Dharmarama Temple, Batuwatta, Hunupitiya. Our heartiest Congratulations!
Formation of the 11th OBU Overseas Branch in Doha-Qatar
|I am delighted to announce the good news of the formation of our 11th OBU Overseas branch in Doha-Qatar, named “SBC OBU QATAR”.|
With the grace of the Lord Almighty, the inaugural meeting was held on 9th May 2013, electing the office bearers.
As per Old Benedictine Hans W. Thomasz - Gen. Secretary of the OBU Qatar Branch, It all initiated as follows.
Well it was something that we wanted to do a long time, but didn’t realize until late recently that we have this many Old Bens residing in Qatar. However the trigger for formally establishing the Qatar OBU was when Rajitha and myself received an email and official letter from the" Bens Rugby Wing" asking for support. So we thought we will reach out to some other old bens whom we knew; This idea with the leadership of Tony, transformed into the formally establishing Old Bens Qatar OBU.
We have formed the OBU with the objective of aiding in the Development of; Educational, Religious, Sports and Cultural activities of the college.
As an immediate contribution we will proceed to fund the Bens Rugby Wing as indicated above.
The Qatar Branch also has earmarked projects they plan to implement for the development of our Alma Mater.
The Committee elected is as follows:
SBC QATAR OBU - Office Bearers 2013
Mr. Tony Ignatius – PRESIDENT
Mr. Cassian Jegarajasingham - VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. Hans Thomasz - GENERAL SECRATARY
Mr. Rajitha Jayasekera - TREASURER
Mr. Upul Gunasekera - PROJECTS CHAIRMAN
Mr. Dilshan Jayakody - SPORTS CHAIRMAN
Mr. Sanjaya Perera - ASST. SECRATARY
Mr. Roshan Nishantha - ASST. TREASURER
Mr. Leo Arul - PROJECTS CORDINATOR
Mr. Mathan Thivendran -SPORTS CORDINATOR
GENERAL COMMITTEE - Mr. Linus Leon, Mr. Shehan Motha, Mr. Dinesh Ekanayake, Mr. Iran Asanga and Mr. Prabhath Perera.
On behalf of the global Benedictine fraternity, we wish the newly elected committee of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union – Qatar, God’s abundant blessings for initiating the formation of the Branch and hope that they, just as the other overseas branches, continue to promote loyalty to our Alma Mater, foster mutual help and good fellowship among the Old Boys and encourage and assist the present boys in their activities, and also to assist the College in its future projects for further development of the School.
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