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    BENS CHAMPS at JOES Relay Carnival
    SportSt. Benedict's College excelled at the Josephian Relay Carnival as they emerged overall Champions in the boys section. Bens dominated most of the events and also won the under 14, 15, and 19 age groups championships.

    Three of our main Athletes failed compete in the under 17 category as they were down with injuries.

    St. Joseph College, Maradana ended up being runners up, whiles Ava Maria, Negombo won the overall Girls Relay Championships.

    The Meet was held at the Sports Ministry Grounds, Colombo last Saturday, 24th September 2016.
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 28 2016 04:15:40 · 0 Comments · 7 Reads Print
    newly elected office bearers of the Old Benedictines Sports Club - 2016/2017
    OBU, ColomboOBSC Office Bearers 2016/2017
    Patron (Provincial Visitor) - Rev. Bro. Christy Croos
    Vice Patrons (Director SBC) - Rev.Bro. Henry Dissanayake, Dudley Thambinayagam, Tilak Pieris, Lalith Madappuli and Emil Kronemberg

    Management Committee
    President Malsiri Perera
    Vice President Rev. Bro.Priveen Vaz
    Vice President Tony Ganlath
    Vice President Anura De Silva
    Vice President Delly Fernando
    Vice Presdent Srilal De Silva
    General Secretary Kumar Sabaratnam
    Asst. Gen. Secretary Jeremy Babapulle
    Treasurer Lalantha Perera
    Asst. Treasurer Jeremy Adams
    Pavilion Secretary Maxie Mariampillai
    Asst. Pavilion Sec. Christopher Joseph
    Social Secretary Charles Ramanathan
    Membership Sec. Angelo Fernando
    Cricket Sec. Suresh Marcellus
    Soccer Sec. Diluka Perera
    Basketball Sec. Sheldon Sivalingam
    Hockey Sec. Gerald Paldano
    Rugby Sec. Kavindra Dissanayake
    Indoor Sports Sec. Dexter Fernando
    Athletic Sec. Loxley Dharmaratne
    Tennis Sec. Noel Abeyratne
    Committee Members - Rajive Dissanayake, Adrian Muttupulle, Nevin Noyahr, Merwyn Goonawardene and Kennedy Machado
    Prefect of Games - Vivian Saverymuthapulle

     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 28 2016 02:56:32 · 0 Comments · 6 Reads Print
    OBU, ColomboThe above meeting will be held on Saturday 24th September 2016 at the club premises at 6.30 pm.


    1.0 Meeting called to order
    2.0 Opening prayer by Rev. Bro. Director
    3.0 Observing a minutes silence in remembrance of the departed members
    4.0 Welcome address by the President
    5.0 Reading notice convening the meeting
    6.0 Confirmation of the minutes of the last AGM held on 12.12.2016
    7.0 Review of the Annual Report
    8.0 Review of the Audited Statements of Account for the period 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016
    9.0 Correspondence if any
    10.0 Announcement of the Patron of the club – The Provincial Visitor Rev. Bro. Christy Croos
    10.1 Confirmation of Vice Patrons; Rev. Bro. Director (Ex- officio Director of the Club) and 04 others nominated by the President in consultation with the Management Committee
    11.0 Election of Office Bearers
    11.1 President
    11.2 05 Vice Presidents (Rev. Bro.Sub Director – Ex- Officio & 04 others)
    11.3 Hony. General Secretary
    11.4 Hony. Asst. General Secretary
    11.5 Hony. Treasurer
    11.6 Hony. Asst. Treasurer
    11.7 Hony. Pavilion Secretary
    11.8 Hony. Asst. Pavilion Secretary
    11.9 Hony. Social Secretary
    11.10 Hony. Membership Secretary
    11.11 Hony.Sports Secretaries( Cricket, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Rugby, Athletics, Indoor Games, Tennis
    11.12 Prefect of Games (Ex Officio)
    11.13 05 Committee Members
    12.0 Appointment of Auditors
    13.0 Any other business
    14.0 Address by the newly elected President
    15.0 Vote of thanks
    16.0 College Anthem
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 19 2016 01:47:11 · 0 Comments · 30 Reads Print
    BENS take on Lyceum International , in the Finals on Monday 19th September 2016
    SportSt. Benedict’s College will meet Lyceum International School, Wattala in the Finals of the All-Island Div III Schools Cricket Tournament 2016 to be played at Thurstan College Grounds on Monday 19th September 2016.

    This is the first time that St. Benedict’s College under 17 team had entered a Schools Final and hope that our boys will be able to pull off a memorable victory.
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 17 2016 12:13:50 · 0 Comments · 26 Reads Print
    BENS into Finals of the U17 Div III All-Island Cricket Tournament
    SportSt. Benedict’s College “B” team beat Royal Institute Colombo by 8 wickets to enter the finals of the All-Island Div III Schools Cricket Tournament 2016. The low scoring game saw Royal Institute being bowled out for 98 runs with Imal, Buddima, Sujana and Hiruska claiming two wickets each. St. Benedict’s College in their run chase reached the target in only 14.2 overs with Buddima Wijesundara top scoring with an unbeaten 64 runs.

    This is the first time that St. Benedict’s College has entered an U17 Final and will meet Lyceum International School, Wattala. (Venue and date to be finalized)

    Royal Institute Colombo – 98 All out in 30.3 overs ( Sujana Fernando 2 for 11)

    St. Benedict’s College – 99 for 2 in 14.2 overs (Buddima Wijesundara 64 not out)
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 13 2016 23:17:10 · 0 Comments · 32 Reads Print
    Obituary - Old Benedictine Gavin Senn, a great saxophonist and superb vocalist
    Sad to inform the passing away of Old Benedictine Gavin Senn, a great saxophonist and superb vocalist.
    Late Gavin was struck down with a kidney ailment and his health condition had deteriorating since then. His commitment and loyalty to our alma mater was shown when he performed at the ‘OUR OWN SHOW’ held last year to celebrate the 150th jubilee of St. Benedict’s College, in spite of his illness..

    Obituary notice as follows. (DAILY NEWS)
    SENN - GAVIN - ‘Safe in the Arms of Jesus’. Dearly beloved son of the late Bernie and Celine, loving brother of Ramona, Jerome and Ricky, beloved father of Denver, brother-in-law of Rohan, Anne and Nicole, expired. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday 13th September onwards. Cortege leaves parlour on Wednesday 14th September 2016 at 4.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery, Kanatte at 5.00 p.m.127113 (Daily News)

    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 September 12 2016 02:17:04 · 0 Comments · 43 Reads Print
    Requiem Mass in Memory of Rev. Fr. Joe Vas - Past Director of St. Benedict’s College (Formally known as Rev. Bro. Edward)
    ObituaryA Requiem Mass in Memory of Rev. Fr. Joe Vas - Past Director of St. Benedict’s College (Formally known as Rev. Bro. Edward) will be offered at St. Joseph's Novitiate, Mutwal on Tuesday, 20th September 2016 at 6.00 p.m.

    His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Fidelis Fernando - Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo, will be the Chief Celebrant at this Eucharist service.

    Please call 0777-687909 for further information.

     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 07 2016 23:52:33 · 0 Comments · 57 Reads Print
    Obituary - Rev. Fr. Joe Vas - Past Director of St. Benedict’s College (Formally known as Rev. Bro. Edward)
    CollegeSad to inform the passing away of Rev. Fr. Joe Vas - Past Director of St. Benedict’s College (Formally known as Rev. Bro. Edward)

    Remains lie at No. 25, Welisarawatte, 2nd Lane, Mahabage.

    Funeral will take place on Monday, 22nd August 2016. Holy Mass at the residence at 2.00 P.M. and thereafter for burial at Madampitiya Cemetery.

    Bro Edward. Born in Haputale, in 1929, attended De La Salle College, Mutwal and De Mazenod College, Kandana.
    Bro Edward had taught at St. Andrew's College, Puttalam, De La Salle College, Mutwal, St. Anthony's College, Wattala and St Sebastian's, Moratuwa, before he came to St. Benedict's College in 1958.

    In those days St. Benedict's lunch interval continued from 12 noon to 1.15 p.m. According to Bro Edward's measure, time had to be spent gainfully and he conducted a musical half-hour from 12.30 to 1.00 p.m. with amplifiers, so that the whole school could listen to music.

    It was called 'request time' and a request for playing a musical record carried the payment of 5 cents. These requests times, evolved into 'Our Own Musical Shows,' with students of St Benedict's performing as vocalists and musicians.

    In 1967, Bro Edward went to the Philippines to read for his MBA and Masters in Religious Education. Back at St Benedict's in 1972, he was appointed director of the school and proved to be one of the great directors, the school produced.

    St Benedict's lost their genial teacher, when in 1979 he was ordained a Catholic priest in Oklahoma City, USA, taking the name Fr. Joe Vas.

    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 August 20 2016 12:50:26 · 0 Comments · 77 Reads Print
    Felicitation of Rev. Bro. Timothy Coldwell, FSC - General councilor, for Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN)
    CollegeThe Lasallian Congregation in Sri Lanka, headed by Rev. Bro. Christy Croos - Provincial Visitor, together with the participation of the Alumni of St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala, De Mazenod College, Kandana and St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena, felicitated Rev. Bro. Timothy Coldwell, FSC - General councilor, for Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN), at a simple ceremony held at the Jetwing Blues Hotel Negombo, last Saturday 13th August 2016 which was followed by a fellowship dinner.

    The purpose of this meeting was to provide an opportunity for Rev. Bro. Timothy to have a brief understanding of the Alumni participation of the Lasallian Mission in Sri Lanka. The main feature of the event was the Presentations made by the three schools, illustrating their respective rich history, facilities provided for the students and their achievements on Education, Sports and extracurricular activities.

     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 15 2016 05:09:28 · 0 Comments · 80 Reads Print
    25th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Association (NSW - Sydney)
    OBU Sydney, AustrlaiaThe 25th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Association (NSW) was held on Sunday 14th August 2016 at the Dish Restaurant, Sydney.

    The proceedings commenced at 11 am with Holy Mass celebrated by Rev Fr. Chaminda Wanigasena, Sri Lankan Chaplain in Sydney.

    The AGM was followed by a fellowship lunch for members and their spouses/partners.

    Office Bearers and Committee Members for 2016/17 are as follows;

    Harold Christie David (Patron)
    Roshan Pathinather (President)
    Sherwell Fernando (Vice President)
    Claude Perera (Treasurer)
    Jerome De Silva (General Secretary)
    Yohan Pathinather (Social Secretary)
    Eshanka Wickremaratne (Sports Secretary)

    Committee Members:
    Ronnie Almeida, Lionel Machado, Saliya Tennekoon, Dr Sellappa Prahalath, Alster Firth, Dilen Edirimanasinghe.

    Doug Jones (Editor)
    Anton Massillamany (Auditor)
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 15 2016 02:28:08 · 0 Comments · 77 Reads Print
    35th AGM of SBC OBU Victoria (Australia) held on 24th July 2016 in Melbourne
    OBU Melbourne, AustraliaThe 35th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union Victoria (Australia) was held on Sunday 24th July 2016 at Walawwa “The Bunglow” Sandown Regency amidst a large gathering of Old Boys and their families.

    The proceedings commenced at 10.00 a.m. with Holy Mass followed by the AGM. In celebrating the St. Benedict’s Feast, following the meeting all Old Benedictines and their Families stayed on for a Social with Lunch & Music.

    While we are happy to announce the successful completion of the year 2015/2016 under the leadership of our President Wasantha Jayalath together with the support of the Committee the following members were elected as Office Bearers for the year 2016/2017.

    SBC OBU Victoria (Australia) Office Bearers 2016/2017

    Patron : Morley Fernando

    President : Wasantha Jayalath
    Vice President : Romesh Perera
    Secretary : Shane De Hoedt
    Asst. Secretary : Damien Ramenaden
    Treasurer : Victor Sugirth
    Social Secretary : Andre Irugalbandara
    Sports Secretary : Priyan De Silva
    Editor : Navin Fernando

    Committee Members
    Rohan De Silva
    Lakshitha Ediriwickrama
    Suchen Silva
    Sonal De Silva
    Rex Pathmanathan
    Michael Felsinger

     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 15 2016 02:24:32 · 0 Comments · 75 Reads Print
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    Santha Perera
    13/06/2016 05:16
    It is one year after OUR OWN SHOW. Any plans for the organisers to come out with most looked forward DVD. There seem to be a problem raising funds. DF & WELFARE please advance the money to get this g

    Santha Perera
    19/04/2016 02:39
    Any of the Bens cricketers playing in the U19 zonal tournament?

    09/02/2016 00:33
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    Virosh Fernando
    24/07/2014 06:55
    Could we have the agenda of activities for the year 2015, so that the overseas Old Bens could plane out their holidays in Sri Lanka.

    Dilshan de Silva
    23/12/2013 02:07
    Hi, could you please update all pages under construction ?

    Virosh Fernando
    09/10/2013 04:08
    Appreciate if the 2013/14 Cricket fixtures are updated on the website

    Santha Perera
    01/02/2013 01:31
    What about the Prefects investiture for year 2013????

    Santha Perera
    24/12/2012 12:40
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    Niroshan Perera
    16/10/2012 07:25
    Hi, please advise the details about the Annual Dinner Dance - 2012.

    02/10/2012 13:42
    Obituary Notice With deep regret we inform you the demise of Master Pringley Rodrigo of 2011 A/L batch, yesterday (1 October 2012). Currently, the body lies at #117 / 2A, Pragathi Mawatha, Kalae

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