111th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict's College Old Boys' Union - Sunday 21st June 2015
|The 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.
“OUR OWN SHOW” Benedictine Musical Show at the BMICH on SATURDAY 6th June 2015
|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
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St. Benedict’s College gifted with a Bus and Van
|St. 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.
Rugby – Bens beat St. John’s College 32-22
|St 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.
Obituary - Mrs. Concy Perera. (Beloved Mother of Rev. Bro. Bertram, F.S.C. - Past Director of St. Benedict's College)
|Sad 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.
La Sallian Inter Schools Invitation Swimming Championship 2015
|Host, 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.
Old Benedictine Anura de Silva leads Football Federation of Sri Lanka
|Former 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.
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La Sallian Swimming Championship
| 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.
“OUR OWN SHOW” Benedictine Musical Show at the BMICH on 6th June 2015 7.00 p.m
BENS emerge Champions at Colombo Zonal Athletic Meet 2015
|For the first time in the recent past, St. Benedict’s College we crowned Champions at Colombo Zonal Athletic Meet 2015, held recently at the Sugathadasa Stadium.|
St. Benedict’s College obtained 155 points to win the championship ahead of Royal College who emerged runners-up with 84 points. Ananda College finished 3rd place with 62 points , St. Joseph's college - 4th place with 60 Points, Nalanda College - 5th Place with 49 Points and St. Peter's college - 6th place with 48 Points.
St. Benedict’s College also won the overall Relay Championship and Master shalika Santhush won the award for the Champion Athlete in the U-15 age group.
The athletes are trained under the watchful eyes of M.I.C/Junior Coach - Mr. Nuwan Abeywickrama
And Coach Mr. I.D. Premasiri.
"OUR OWN SHOW" Benedictine Musical Show at the BMICH on 6th June 2015
|Celebrating the Sesquicentennial year, (1865-2015) of St. Benedict’s College, the College and the past Benedictines have joined together in organizing a Benedictine Musical Show themed “OUR OWN SHOW” featuring over 70 Benedictine musicians performing on stage at the BMICH on Saturday, 6th June 2015 at 7.00 p.m. onwards. |
Come and experience a blend of choral, vocal and instrumental performances, classical and contemporary, featuring the talents produced and honed at St. Benedict’s College.
Mirage (J. Donald O. Pieries, Benjy Ranabahu & Gavin Senn) / Voice.Print /Dharmaratne Brothers / Junior Rythmiers / Trevin Joseph / Revel Crake / The Rebels-Band of Brothers / Pathum Fernando Malla / Denzil Perera / Zion De Silva ( The Slipping Chairs) / Julius Mitchell / Shavinda & Viroshan Tissera / Johann Ranmuthugala / Shalindra Perera / Amila Gamagewatte / Sameera Vithanage / Cedric Fernando / The Benedictine Jubilee Choir with Colombo Brass Ensemble & Festival Orchestra and The Choir of St. Benedict's College
Tickets priced at Rs. 10,000/-, 5,000/-, 3000/- , 2,500/-, 1500/-, 1000/-, 500/- and are selling out fast.
A great opportunity not to be missed. SO HURRY UP!!! and purchase your tickets ASAP from the following.
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Also contact JOEL SAVERYMUTHAPULLE on 075-5841083 for tickets. (10,000/-, 5,000/-, 3000/- , 2,500/-
1500/-, 1000/-, 500/- can be purchased from the College.
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