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BENS enter President’s Trophy Rugby KO stage
SportAfter an absorbing schools rugby league championship, St. Benedict’s College qualified to enter the knockout stage of the Milo Schools President’s Trophy Tournament which will be worked off from June 28th. The tournament is conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Association and sponsored by Nestle Lanka Ltd.

St. Benedict’s College along with Piliyandala Central, Lumbini MV, Vidyartha, Lalith Athulathmudali MV, Mahanama, Ananda and St. Sylvester’s will contest in the Premier Trophy.

St. Benedict’s College will encounter Vidyartha in the quarter finals on 29th June 2015 at Longdon Place, commencing 4.30 p.m.

The finals are scheduled to be played on July 13th at the Royal Sports Complex Grounds.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 25 2015 22:23:43 · 0 Comments · 397 Reads Print
OBU AGM - 21st June 2015
OBU, ColomboThe 111th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union was held on Sunday 21st June 2015 at the College Premises amides a large gathering.

The proceedings commenced at 9.00 A.M. with Holy Mass which was concelebrated by loyal Old Ben His Eminence the auxiliary Bishop of Colombo Most Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Fernando and Old Benedictine Priests Rev. Fr. Noel Dias, Rev. Fr. Jude Angelo, Rev. Fr. Christy John and Rev. Fr. Christopher Corera.

Breakfast was served to all members present just after the Holy Mass and prior to the commencement of the AGM at 11.15 A.M., with the ringing of the School Bell.

The fellowship social lunch at the Old Bens Sports Club too was well attended, with Old Bens from yesteryear and the recent past having an enjoyable day.

Office Bearers and Members of the Council of Management for the Year 2015/ 2016

Patron - His Eminence Most Rt. Rev. Dr. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith Archbishop of Colombo (Ex Officio)

Vice Patrons - Rev. Bro. Christy Croos - Provincial Visitor (Ex Officio), M/S Elmo Perera, Eric Motha, Gamini Kannangara, Felix Dias, Dudley Thambinayagam, Gamini Edirisinghe, Nimal Perera, Neil De Silva, D. Easuwaran and Melville Perera

President - Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka - Director St. Benedict’s College – (Ex Officio)

Vice Presidents – Rev. Bro. Niran Perera - Sub-Director –St. Benedict’s College – (Ex Officio)
M/S Lalith Madapulli, Randolph Perera, Emil Kronemberg, Gratien Fernando, Lasantha Pieris and Darrel Ludowyke.

Hon. General Secretary - Mr. Ashan Stanislaus

Hon. Treasurer - Mr. Anton Leon

Hon. Assistant General Secretary - Mr. Eranga Morais

Hon. Assistant Treasurer - Mr. Alston Rayen

Hon. Assistant General Secretary – Membership - Mr. Stephen Corera
Hon. Assistant General Secretary – Overseas - Mr. Patrick Rodrigo
Hon. Assistant General Secretary – Social - Mr. Peter De Croos
Hon. Assistant General Secretary - Sports - Mr. George Ranasinghe

Council Members
Mr. Malsiri Perera (President, OBSC - Ex Officio) M/S Angelo Canjemanaden, Kenneth Dabrera, Loxley Dharmaratne, Rohan Dilip Perera, Stanley Rayer, Chandra Bastian, T.Valentine, Beonest Fernando, Damitha Perera, Cecilton Philip, Kennedy Machado, Duminda Perera, Kennedy Michael, Roshan Samaratunga, Dilantha Segera, Lucian Siriwardane, Denuka Perera, Aravinda Mendis, Ruwan Sanjeewa, Joel Savarimuttaupulle, Melvin Pollocks, Jeremy Babapulle and Shehan Patterson.

Hon Auditors
M/S Nihal Hettiarachchi & Company, Chartered Accountants

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 22 2015 07:21:59 · 0 Comments · 650 Reads Print
SYDNEY BENS TO CELEBRATE SBC’S HISTORIC MILESTONE
OBU Sydney, AustrlaiaAs St Benedict’s College, our Alma Mater, notches the historic 150th anniversary of its birth, the Sydney Bens join in the celebration of the sesquicentenary of excellence in Benedictine education imparted by the De La Salle Brothers with EVERGREEN, The Dinner Dance, on Saturday, 22 August 2015 here in Sydney.
The Sydney Bens are privileged to contribute to the wonderful achievements of College, the oldest Catholic educational institution in Sri Lanka and invite all Old Bens to join us at this momentous function.
While a great time is assured to all our guests, The Dinner Dance is not merely an occasion for us to eat, drink and be merry. We have made this an important fund-raising event. All profits will be directed towards our major and on-going program which started almost a decade ago, with a commitment to assist 40 students to continue their studies in College until they reach University Entrance level. 21 of these students have now completed. We will maintain our commitment and assist the balance 19 students until the end. We envisage a continuance of this assistance, even in a smaller scale, in the future. What has always been the firm belief of the Sydney Bens is that the only way to support our Alma Mater is by assisting current students to achieve excellence by providing some financial assistance towards their education. Just the way we Old Bens, now residing in Sri Lanka and in all parts of the globe, received the finest education, taught discipline and facilitated to attain sporting prowess for the last 150 years.
That is the reason for EVERGREEN, The Dinner Dance. So we invite each and every Sydney Ben and other Old Bens from near and far, to come around ’neath the Green White and Green flag in Sydney and pay tribute to our Alma Mater as we celebrate this once in a lifetime anniversary of our beloved College.
 Posted by dougjay on June 14 2015 01:05:00 · 0 Comments · 505 Reads Print
111th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict's College Old Boys' Union - Sunday 21st June 2015
OBU, ColomboThe Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union will be held on Sunday 21st June 2015 at the College premises, preceded by Holy Mass commencing 9.00 a.m. which will be presided over by His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Fidelis Fernando(Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo and Past Benedictine) and concelebrated by Old Benedictine priests, Rev. Dr. Noel Dias (Judicial Vicar of the Archbishop's House), Rev. Fr. Sagara Jayamanne (The Blessed Sacrament congregation) and Rev. Fr. Jude Angelo.

All Members are cordially invited to rally together at this prestigious event of the Old Boys’ Union, as we celebrate 111 years of loyal and dedicated service to our Alma Mater.

The annual session will be followed by a fellowship lunch and get-together at the Old Bens Sports Club.

Kindly contact the following, for Lunch Reservations: (Buffet Lunch – Rs. 750/-)
Stephen Corera- 0777 348417, Peter De Croos– 0776 396060, Anton Leon – 0714 805287, Darrel Ludowyke – 0777 414567 or any Council Member.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 11 2015 00:02:34 · 0 Comments · 484 Reads Print
“OUR OWN SHOW” Benedictine Musical Show at the BMICH on SATURDAY 6th June 2015
OBU, Colombo
Our own Bens Performing

One of a life time opportunity not to be missed

Hope you could make it to the BMICH this SATURDAY, 6th of June

Haven’t you purchased your Tickets as yet?
HURRY UP!!
Tickets are selling out fast
Contact JOEL SAVERYMUTHAPULLE on 075-5841083 for tickets

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 04 2015 14:42:08 · 0 Comments · 485 Reads Print
St. Benedict’s College gifted with a Bus and Van
CollegeSt. Benedict’s College Welfare Society donated a super luxury brand new 33 seat YUTONG Bus valued at 10.8 million and a brand new luxury TOYOTA 15 seat Van valued at 7.5 million to St. Benedict’s College, as a part of the 150th Jubilee celebrations. The handing over ceremony took place today (4th June 2015) at the College premises amidst a gathering of Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka, Director of St. Benedict’s College, Rev. Bro. Benedict Bonaventure, Principal Primary Section, Rev. Bro. Praveen Vaz, sports Coordinator, De La Salle Brothers, Teachers, Students, members of the Welfare Society and distinguish Old Boys.

Rev. Fr. Ciswan De Croos, the Parish Priest of St. Lucia’s Cathedral conducted the religious prayers and blessed the vehicles. Subsequently, Mr. Jeremy Adams - President of the Welfare Society and Mr. Kapila Silva - Treasurer, handed over the keys to the Bus and Van respectively to Rev. Bro. Director.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 04 2015 05:14:46 · 0 Comments · 783 Reads Print
Rugby – Bens beat St. John’s College 32-22
SportSt Benedict’s college defeated St John's college, Nugegoda by 32 points 22 in their inter schools knockout tournament played at the Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday. (27th May 2015). The first half was keenly contested with the score reading 12 all with both schools scoring a goal and a try each.

Bens got their act together after the turn around and scored four more tries to take the game away from St John's who managed to score only two tries in the second half.

We wish the Benedictines good luck as they progress in the remaining games of the knockout tournament.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 27 2015 23:23:32 · 0 Comments · 420 Reads Print
Obituary - Mrs. Concy Perera. (Beloved Mother of Rev. Bro. Bertram, F.S.C. - Past Director of St. Benedict's College)
ObituarySad to inform you the passing away of Mrs. Concy Perera. (Beloved Mother of Rev. Bro. Bertram, F.S.C. – Past Director of St. Benedict’s College)

Remains lie at residence No. 62/18, Cardinal Thomas Cooray Mawatha, Averiwatte Road, Wattala.

Cortege leaves residence on Wednesday 27th May at 3.30 p.m. for burial at St. Anne’s Church Cemetery, Wattala.

May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 25 2015 22:52:23 · 0 Comments · 485 Reads Print
La Sallian Inter Schools Invitation Swimming Championship 2015
SportHost, St. Benedict’s College emerged champions at the inaugural championships held on 23rd May 2015 at the College, Bro. Granville Perera Aquatic Centre, with around 170 swimmers from De Mazenod College, De La Salle College, St. Anthony’s College, Wattala and St. Benedict’s College participating in the age groups of under 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19. De Mazenod College finished runners-up while St. Anthony’s College was placed third.

Apart from the Trophies, Medals and Certificates which were awarded to the winners, 6 Raleigh Bicycles were also presented to the champion swimmers in the respective age categories. Eminent Benedictine Jeyam Perumal and Mrs. Perumal graced the occasion as chief guests at the awards ceremony. Mr. Perumal who donated the bicycles were very generous to donate two more Raleigh Bicycles as there were two joint champions in the under 9 and 17 age categories.

The championship was sponsored by RALEIGH.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 24 2015 13:46:40 · 0 Comments · 414 Reads Print
Old Benedictine Anura de Silva leads Football Federation of Sri Lanka
SportFormer football Chief Executive Officer and former national captain Anura de Silva was elected President of Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) with a majority of 38 votes at the Annual General Meeting held at the Ministry of Sports Auditorium in Colombo yesterday. (23rd May 2015)

The FFSL AGM, which was held after nearly two decades under peaceful environment with de Silva securing 88 votes while his contender Nizam Packeer Ali, received 50 votes from a total of 138 votes.
De Silva, the newly elected President of FFSL will hold office for a period of two years. He is an experienced individual with a sound track record in football that dates back to 1976.

A product of St. Benedict’s College Colombo, de Silva represented his school and went on to lead the college side before representing Old Bens SC. He also captained the Old Bens and went on to lead Sri Lanka for two years. Since 1995 de Silva switched gears into football administration and held several positions at club, league and national levels before taking the helm of FFSL.

Log into the following for more details on the AGM.
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/150524/sports/anura-de-silva-leads-ffsl-150464.html
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 24 2015 13:40:10 · 0 Comments · 460 Reads Print
La Sallian Swimming Championship
Sport As part of the Sesquicentennial year celebrations of St. Benedict’s College, the College will be organising a Swimming Championship amongst the La Sallian schools at Bro. Granville Perera Aquatic Centre, on Saturday, 23rd May 2015 from 8.30 A.M. onwards with over 200 swimmers from the age groups of under 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19, from De Mazenod College, De La Salle College, St. Anthony’s College, Wattala and St. Benedict’s College are expected to participate.


Eminent Benedictine Jeyam Perumal and Mrs. Perumal will grace the occasion as chief guests at the awards ceremony at 3.00 P.M.

Apart from the Trophies, Medals and Certificates, 6 Raleigh Bicycles await the champion swimmers which is valued at over Rs. 300,000/-.

The championship is sponsored by RALEIGH and the sponsorship cheque was presented to Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka – Director SBC by Mr. Jeyam Perumal.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 21 2015 12:01:16 · 0 Comments · 392 Reads Print
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Sydney Xavier
28/12/2016 08:35
Any college news for December 2016?

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?

Valentine
09/02/2016 00:33
I feel we should keep the billiard table and make alternate arrangements to accommodate same in the club premises for club members use

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
Wishing all Old Bens & their families a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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

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