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Obituary - Rev. Bro. Vernon Perera (Former Principal of the Primary section)
It is with much sadness that I inform you of the death of Rev. Bro. Vernon Perera (62) former Principal of the Primary section.

Mortal remains will be kept at St. Joseph's chapel, Mutwal from Monday 9th April 2018 from 9 am.

Funeral will be on 10th April 2018 at 3 pm. with Holy Mass followed by burial at Madampitiya.


May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace,

Amen.

Bro. Henry Dissanayake
Director - St. Benedict's College
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on April 08 2018 05:28:47 · 0 Comments · 13 Reads Print
G.C.E (Ordinary Level) Results 2017
CollegePleased to inform you that 48 students of St. Benedict’s College who sat for the 2017 G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination, obtained 6 A’s and above, as per the results issued by the Department of Examinations.

9 A's - 11
8 A's - 15
7 A's - 11
6 A's - 11

The results of the 2017 G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination were released online last night (28).

Our heartfelt congratulations to the students on their achievements and also the tutorial staff for their untiring efforts and dedication in molding these students to achieve success.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on March 29 2018 04:38:12 · 0 Comments · 42 Reads Print
CAMILLUS HOUSE CHAMPS AT ANNUAL INTER HOUSE ATHLETIC MEET
The annual inter house athletic meet of St. Benedict's College was held at the college grounds on Friday, 26th January 2018. Loyal Old Benedictine Mr. Anura De Silva, the president of the football federation of Sri Lanka, Graced the occasion as chief guest.

Camillus House with 613 points emerged champoins, whiles Luke (442), Cassian (421) and Claude (346) finished 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 01 2018 06:22:39 · 0 Comments · 104 Reads Print
St. Benedict's College - Primary Section, Prefects Investiture 2018
The Prefects' Investiture Ceremony of St Benedict's Primary, was held on 19th January 2018 at the college premises.
Chief Guest for the day, was Rev. Bro .Bertram Noel Perera,FSC. former Director and the Primary Principal.

Master Krisith Leon Muthuarachchi was appointed as the Head prefect for the year 2018. Master Gayana Gavesh and Master Deshan Louise were appointed as the Deputy Head Prefects respectively.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 20 2018 13:02:31 · 0 Comments · 134 Reads Print
St. Benedict's College Prefects Investiture 2018
The Prefects' Investiture for the Year 2018 was held at St. Benedict’s College open-air stage on 18th January 2018. Loyal Old Benedictine Major General Suraj Bangsajaya (Batch of 83')along with his charming wife, graced the occassion as chief guest.

Master Shimal Benedict was appointed Head Prefect for the year 2018, whiles Master Bevan Fernando and Master Khrishnamurthi Caushideeshan as Deputy Head Prefects.

Students who obtained best results at the GCE A/Ls 2017 too were felicitated at this occassion with mementos and certificates presented and sponsored by the batch of 93'.

Special mementos were presented to Major General Suraj Bangsajaya as a token of appreciation by the College administration and staff, the Old Boys' Union and the Batch of 83', on his appointment as Major General of the Sri Lanka Army.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 20 2018 11:01:14 · 0 Comments · 121 Reads Print
Obituary - Old Benedictine D. Eassuwaran (Vice Patron of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union)
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness that we inform the demise of Old Benedictine D. Eassuwaran (Vice Patron of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union)

Late D. Eassuwaran had been a regular benefactor to our Alma Mater since the mid 60’s , Co Chairman of the building committees for the Rev Bro Luke Memorial, Rev Bro Alexander and St Francis building.
At the time of his death he held the position of a Vice Patron in the OBU.

The remains lie at his residence at # 133, New Chetty Street Colombo 13.

Cremation today, Monday 8th Jan 2018 at the General Cemetery Kanatte (Hindu Section) at 5.00pm

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace,

Amen
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 08 2018 01:04:49 · 0 Comments · 139 Reads Print
Obituary - Rev. Bro. Benjamin Goonetilleke F.S.C. (De La Salle Brother) - Called to his eternal reward
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness that we inform the demise of Rev. Bro. W. Benjamin Goonetilleke F.S.C. (De La Salle Brother)

Late Bro. Goonetilleka was the Principal at De Mazenod College (1992-1994) Kandana, St. Sebastian College (1985-1987, 2000-2003) Moratuwa and served at St. Benedict's College Kotahena (1975-1976, 1980-1985, 1987-1992,1994-1996,2003-2008)

Funeral will take place at Madampitiya cemetery on Friday 29th December 2017 after Holy Mass at 10.00 a.m at St. Joseph's Novitiate Chapel in Mutwal.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace,
Amen.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on December 28 2017 01:20:41 · 1 Comments · 139 Reads Print
CHRISTMAS WITH VOICE PRINT
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CHRISTMAS CAROLS - 23rd December 2017
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Bishop Emmanuel Fernando appointed as the new Bishop of Mannar
The Holy Father, Pope Francis appointed Auxiliary Bishop Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Mannar.

Bishop Fernando will transfer from the Archdiocese of Colombo to replace Retired Bishop Joseph Kingsley Swampillai who was the Administrator of the diocese from January 2016.

Bishop Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando was born on May 20, 1948 in Jaffna. His parents are of Vembar (Tuticorin diocese) origin and he hails from a big family, four of whom are religious-two priests and two nuns. Bishop Fernando is the youngest son of late V. Xavier Bastian Fernando (Civil Engineer) and late Gnanasorubi Fernando of Vembar, South India.

He was assigned the titular see of Orta. After his primary and secondary school education at St. Benedict’s College, Colombo, he entered the Minor Seminary of St. Aloysius of Columbo Archdiocese.
After completing his studies at the Minor Seminary, he was admitted to the National Seminary of Kandy for philosophical studies. He was sent to Rome, for his theological studies where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Theology and a Licentiate in Moral Theology at Urbaniana University. From 1981 to 1987, while he was teaching at the National Major Seminary of Kandy, he went to the Catholic University of Washington (U.S.A.), where he obtained his Doctorate in Theology.

On January 6, 1973 he was ordained a priest by the Holy Father Pope Paul VI in Rome along with 38 priests from 19 countries on the solemn occasion of the 350th Anniversary of the congregation for evangelization of people. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Colombo on Nov. 28, 2011. He has held the post of professor of Theology and also of rector at the national seminary, and Episcopal Vicar for the South in the Archdiocese of Colombo. At present, he is the Episcopal Vicar for the Tamil Apostolate in the archdiocese.

As a priest he has held the following Offices:
Assistant parish priest in three parishes
Professor at the National Seminary of Kandy
Vice-Rector of the National Seminary of Kandy
Rector of the National Seminary of Kandy
Pastor, Dean in the Moratuwa area.
Episcopal Vicar for Catechesis.
The Apostolate for the Family.
Episcopal Vicar for the southern area of the Archdiocese.
Member of the Priests’ Council and the Board of Consultants.
Episcopal Vicar for the faithful of Tamil origin in the Archdiocese of Colombo.

As of 2013 statistics Mannar diocese has 89 thousand catholics, 34 parishes with 87 diocesan priests, 47 religious priests and 183 women religious.

Extract from the Vaticana Radio - http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/11/22/sri_lanka_bp_fidelis_l_e_fernando_new__bishop_of_mannar/1350522

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on November 23 2017 11:56:33 · 1 Comments · 157 Reads Print
The Inter School Tennis Competition 2017
The first and second round of the under 8 Inter School Tennis Competition were held in September and October respectively at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association courts. It was after a spell of nearly 25 years that a junior team from St. Benedict’s College took part in such a competition.

Prior to the tournament, the Benedictines went through a rigorous training programme for nearly six months as part of their preparation for the competition.

Master Marron Roshan captained the team and Master Shenal Shalendra deputised.
The results were as follows.

Beat Ananda College, Maradana (3/2), Trinity College, Kandy (4/1), Zahira College, Maradana (5/0), Kalutara Vidyalaya (4/1) and lost to St. Joseph’s College, Maradana (2/3) and Maliyadewa College, Kurunegala (1/4).

With the above performance, St. Benedict’s College qualified to play in the third round of the competition.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on November 10 2017 12:49:54 · 0 Comments · 146 Reads Print
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