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    St. Benedict's College - Sesquicentennial Magazine - Now Available!!
    The sesquicentennial magazine is finally printed and is available for purchase at the College Welfare Office during school days before 2.30 pm.

    There are a very limited number of the hard cover book with a dust jacket covering available on a first come first serve basis. This limited edition is priced at Rs.5,000/-

    The soft cover book is priced at Rs.2,500/-

     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 14 2017 00:00:25 · 0 Comments · 7 Reads Print
    St. Benedict’s College Champs at All Island Schools Relay Championship 2017
    SportDefending champions St. Benedict’s College, Colombo (83 points) won the overall boys’ titles as the All Island Schools Relay Championship 2017 sponsored by Nestle Lanka and concluded at the Doreiappa Ground, Jaffna on 10TH Sep 2017. Maristella College Negombo was the runners up with 71 points followed by Rathayake MMV Walala with 60 points.

    Champion schools - U-20 boys’ - Maris Stella College - Negombo, U-18 boys’ - St. Benedict’s College - Colombo, U-16 boys’ - Dharmapala College - Pannipitiya, U-14 boys’ - St. Peter’s College - Colombo, U-12 boys’ - Trinity College - Kandy.

    Bens also won the under 18 overall championship by winning the 4x100, 4x 200 , Medley relay and second place in the one lap relay . Bens won gold in the 4x 200 and Medley relay and silver in the sprint relay in the under 20 category. Bens also went on to win the gold In the Under 16 sprint relay.
    The Benedictine junior team also excelled, winning the Bronze Medal in 4x 50 meters in under 12 age group.

    Boys U18 Medley Relay – 1. St. Benedict’s (2.03.2). 2. Royal Colombo (2.04.0). 3. A. Ratnayake Walala MMV (2.04.3). Boys U20 Medley Relay – 1. St. Benedict’s (2.01.2). 2. Maris Stella Negombo (2.01.8). 3. A. Ratnayake Walala MMV (2.02.2). Boys U18 – 4x200m – 1. St. Benedict’s (1.32.4). 2. Royal Colombo (1.34.1). 3. Maris Stella Negombo (1.34.4). Boys U20 – 4x200m – 1. St. Benedict’s (1.32.3). 2. Maris Stella Negombo (1.33.1). 3. St Peter’s Colombo (1.33.9). Boys U18 – 4x400m – 1. A. Ratnayake MMV Walala (3.29.5). 2. St. Benedict’s (3.39.9). 3. St Sylvester’s (3.30.0).

    The Benedictines have already won the Saints' Quadrangular Athletic Meet , Colombo zonal , Western Province and were runners up in senior John Tarbet Athletic Meet in 2017 season.

    Our heartfelt congratulations to the Benedictine athletes for bringing glory and honour to our beloved school, Rev. Bro. Director for his leadership, Rev. Bro. Praveen Vaz (Sports Coordinator), POG, MIC, The Athletic Wing and Old Boys of SBC for their guidance and support and not forgetting the parents for their encouragement.
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 11 2017 23:02:42 · 0 Comments · 32 Reads Print
    JOES - BENS meet in All- Island Schools Tournament Opener 2017
    St. Joseph’s College, Maradana will take on St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena in the Sri Lanka Schools All-Island tournament opener match on Monday, 4th September 2017 at 4.00 p.m. at the Sugathadasa Stadium.

    Let us all rally round to cheer our young Bens!!
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 29 2017 11:48:25 · 0 Comments · 216 Reads Print
    Clean sweep for Old Peterites at the Golden Jubilee Saints Quadrangular Tourney 2017
    The Golden Jubilee Saints Quadrangular Tournament hosted by St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota and worked off in Kandy during the weekend (26th & 27th August), saw Old Peterites winning all the events (Cricket, Basketball and Rugby).

    Rugby - Old Peterites stamped their class, winning the sevens tournament beating the host 40/07 at Nittawela.

    Cricket – (Over 40’s) Antonians fell short by 12 runs against the Peterites in the finals played at Asgiriya.

    Cricket – (Under 40’s) Old Peterites overcame their traditional rivals Old Joes by 31 runs in the finals played at Katugastota.

    Basketball – Old Peterites continued their supremacy in the tournament winning the basketball event outshining Old Josephians by 71/48.

    The Josephians lead the series tally with 16 wins in the main cricket tournament while the Antonians lead the series tally in the over 40’s with seven wins. The Benedictines have dominated the basketball with 10 wins in 12 editions whiles the Peterites have won the rugby tournament thrice in four competitions.

    Former Benedictine Cricket Captain, Joe Savarimuttupulle graced the occasion as Chief Guest whiles Rev. Fr. Henry Wijeratne - Principal St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota was present as guest of honor.

    Among the other dignitaries present were, Premalal de Silva - Antonian Cricket Captain in 1973, Rev. Fr. Eugine Silva, Rev. Fr. Niranjan Wijeratne, (all from St. Anthony’s College , Katugastota), Wilhelm Brown, President SACK OBA - Colombo Branch, Malsiri Perera President OBSC, Preethiraj de Silva, President OJSC & Asela Lihinikaduwa, President POBU. Ranjit Peiris, President and Srilal de Silva Treasure (both from Saints Quad. Main Board)

    Main Quad : (50 overs a side)

    1st Semi Final - (reduced to 40 overs a side) : Old Josephians beat Old Antonians by 05 wickets.
    Old Antonians - 144 in 34.3 overs & Old Joes 147 for 5 in 35.3 overs.

    2nd Semi Final - Old Peterites beat Old Bens by 08 wickets.
    Old Bens - 231/8 in 50 Overs & Old Peterites – 232/2 in 20.1 overs.

    Final - (reduced to 40 overs a side ) : Old Peterites beat Old Josephians by 31 runs.
    Old Peterites : 252 in 39.4 overs and Old Josephians : 221 in 37.5 overs

    Old Peterites beat Old Joes 71/48 in the Final played at Gateway College Courts, Kandy
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 29 2017 11:28:33 · 0 Comments · 211 Reads Print
    50th Saints Quadrangular 2017
    The 50th Saints Quadrangular involving Old Boys of the four premier Catholic Schools namely St. Anthony's, Katugastota, St. Benedict's, St. Joseph's and St. Peter's, will be held on 26th & 27th August 2017, in Kandy.
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 22 2017 22:58:20 · 0 Comments · 262 Reads Print
    Old Bens Cricket Carnival 2017 - A Resounding Success
    The Six a Side Softball Cricket Tournament organized jointly by The Old Bens Sports Club and the College Cricket Wing was held on 29th & 30th July 2017 at the College Grounds after a lapse of 03 years and was a resounding success with the event organisers achieving their objectives. Past Cricket Capt. Denzil Perera was the Chairman of the Joint Organising Committee that comprised 21 members from the OBSC and the SBC Cricket Wing.

    Past Cricket Captain and the POG at SBC , Mr. & Mrs. Vivian Saverymuthapulle were the Chief Guests.
    The tournament for Old Boys Under 40 & Over 40 categories were worked out with 32 & 12 teams participating respectively.

    The Under 40’s trophy in memory of the Past College Cricketer Late Bernard Shanmuganathan was donated by the family & was won by the “Combined Past Cricketers Team” and the Over 40’s trophy in Memory of the Past College Captain and Coach Late Mr. Terrence Perera was donated by his son Mr. Tyronne Perera and was won by the 87’ batch. Coincidently Tyronne was also the compere for the event.

    Food Stalls with BBQ , Hot dogs, a Beer garden and DJ Music drew a large crowd of Old Boys & their families on both days. There was a get together at the Clubhouse soon after the event on Sunday.

    With generous Sponsorships from the main Sponsors Mobil & Phoenix along with Radio & Media sponsorship from KISS FM and a Silver sponsorship from the Local Clothes Store Zuzi & Commercial Credit and many other donors from OBA in UK & Old Boys from, Canada, USA , Australia, Bahrain & Old Boys and Past Cricketers from SL made achievement of the target possible.

    The monies thus raised will go for the development of Cricket at College at all levels and also for Sports activities of Old Bens Sports Club who are in the Inter club arena in 05 major Sports.

    Due to the popularity and its success the Organisers are very optimistic & keen to have the event on a regular basis at least once in 02 years in the future.

     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 04 2017 03:49:43 · 0 Comments · 394 Reads Print
    College Hall Redevelopment Project - "Donate an Auditorium Chair"
    Dear Benedictines,

    Would like to inform you that the College hall redevelopment project is in progress and nearing completion.

    From the self-explanatory letter attached from Rev. Bro. Director, you will observe that the College is in need of financial assistance to complete the project and Rev. Bro. Director is appealing to all Overseas branches, groups, batches and Old Boys' to assist by way of sponsoring Auditorium Chairs @ LKR 15,000/- each.

    Calling all Bens to rally round in support / contribute and be a part of this project.

     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on July 11 2017 11:47:57 · 0 Comments · 442 Reads Print
    Annual Prize Giving of St. Benedict’s College
    The Annual Prize Giving of St. Benedict’s College was held on a grand scale at the College premises on Friday 7th July 2017. Distinguished Old Benedictine Dr. Anthony Cyril Ernest (consultant physician and cardiologist in USA) and his charming wife Mrs. Indrani Ernest graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Rev. Fr. Ivan Perera (General Manager of Catholic Schools) and Rev. Bro. Christy Croos (Provincial visitor of the De La Salle Brothers) were present as special invitees.

    Among those present were, Rev. Bro. Henry Dissanayake (Director - St. Benedict’s College), Rev. Bro. Niran Perera (Sub Director),Rev. Bro. Benedict Bonaventure (Principal of the Primary Section), Rev. Bro. Pravin Vaz (Sports Co-ordinator), Rev. Bro. Bertram Perera, Rev. Bro. Granville Perera, Rev. Bro. Nimal Gurusinghe, Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka and Rev. Bro. Pubudu Dissanayake.

    The ‘Bede Puvimannasinghe Challenge Trophy’ and ‘Architect Ranjan Nadesapillai prize’ for THE BEST SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR was won by Geethal Fernando.

    Challenge Shield and prize donated by the Pathinather family in Australia for THE BEST ALL ROUND STUDENT OF THE PRIMARY SCHOOL was won by Nathan Vidusha Fernando of 5B.

    The 1964 Champion Cricket Team Gold Medal and St. Benedicts Old Boys’ Union Prize for THE BEST ALL ROUND STUDENT was won by Melfrod Suren Weerasinghe of 2016 A/L Batch.
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on July 08 2017 13:27:59 · 1 Comments · 452 Reads Print
    Claude House wins Inter House Swimming Meet 2017
    Claude house with 249 points emerged champions at the Inter House Swimming Meet 2017 held on 26th June, at St. Benedict’s College, "Bro. Granville Perera Aquatic Centre".

    St. Benedict’s College Swimming complex named after Rev. Bro. Granville Perera (Past Director) who was a dynamic and charismatic Director of the school, graced the occasion as the chief guest.

    Luke House with 165 points was adjudged runners-up with Camillius House and Cassian House finishing 3rd and 4th with 118 and 113 points respectively.

    The following swimmers won the respective age group Championships.
    Under 9 Nirwan Jayathilaka
    Under 11 Shenal Perera
    Under 13 Imalka Perera
    Under 15 Kleyonr Jayawardana
    Under 17 Nethum Weerasuriya
    Under 19 Deshaka Senevirathna

    The event was sponsored by RALEIGH, and Eminent Benedictine Jeyam Perumal.
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 28 2017 07:08:21 · 0 Comments · 438 Reads Print
    Bens emerge Champions in Western province Athletic Meet
    SportSt. Benedict's College continue their dominance in Athletics by winning the Western province meet 2017 , held at the Mahinda Rajapakse stadium , Diyagama from 19- 22nd June .

    With a tally of 200 points, Bens beat 2016 All Islands School Champions Mari Stella by pushing them to second place (163 points) and Lyceum Wattala With 93 points to third place.

    In addition to the overall Championship Bens also won the relay championship .

    Bens star Athlete Dilan Bogoda won 400 meters under 18, and came second in 400 meters hurdles , he anchored the 4x400 meters relay team to win the Gold medal and also member of the winning 4x100 meters relay team .

    Yohan Silva won 100, 200 meters sprint (under 18 ) in style . Tiran Mahara won the 800 meters , Prageeth won under 20 Javalin .

    Bens won under 12, 16,18,20 - 4x100 Meters relays and under 18, 20 - 4x400 Meters relays .

    Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to the College authorities, Athletic Wing, sponsors and parents for their generous support.

    Bens will now be focused to win the Sir John Tarbert Senior Championship and All Island School Championship 2017.

    Wish them good luck!!
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 22 2017 22:49:05 · 0 Comments · 463 Reads Print
    Obituary – Rev. Bro. Emmanuel Nicholas - De La Salle Brother (Old Benedictine)
    Sad to inform the passing away of Old Benedictine, Rev. Bro. Emmanuel Nicholas - De La Salle Brother (Was called to his eternal reward last evening, 14th June 2017)

    Late Bro. Emmanuel was the former Provincial Visitor (1988-1991) and Founder Chairman of Lasallian Community Educational Services (LCES), He was a Brother for 60 years. He served as a missionary in Pakistan for about 20 years and returned to Sri Lanka in 1980 to serve as a Brothers' formator, Brother Auxiliary Visitor and Brother Visitor. LCES was his brain child, through which he served the poorer communities in Colombo 15.

    Late Bro. Emmanuel also served as the Sub-Director of St. Benedict’s College, ( 2010 to 2011) under the Directorship of Rev. Bro. Granville Perera, subsequent to being appointed as Director, Institute of Spiritual Formation of Asia at Mutwal.

    Funeral will take place at Madampitiya cemetery on Friday, 16th June 2017 after Holy Mass at 3.00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Novitiate Chapel in Mutwal.

    Funeral Arrangements:
    15th June, Thursday:
    01.30 p.m. Remains will be at LCES, 25 Temple Road, Mutwal.
    06.00 p.m. To St. Joseph's Chapel, 130 De La Salle Street, Mutwal.
    06.45 p.m. Thanksgiving Mass

    16th June, Friday:
    03.00 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Chapel
    Burial at Madampitiya Cemetery

    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace,
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 14 2017 23:06:32 · 0 Comments · 567 Reads Print
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