St. Benedicts College, Colombo, Sri Lanka
IT Society - Articles - News Categories - Discussion Forum - Web Links - Tell A Benedictine
Search   
Main Menu
Nostrum Inclitus Alumnus
Nostrum Inclitus Alumnus

Some of St. Benedict’s College’s Illustrious Alumni

Old Ben Priests

St. Benedict’s College - Contribution to Arts in Sri Lanka
Public Poll
Is the College Web Portal Useful ?

YES

NO

Need More Info

Forum Threads
Newest Threads
College Big Match
Old Bens UK – Annual...
Web site for A/L stu...
OBU UK - Annual Dinn...
College Aquatic Centre
Hottest Threads
College Big Match [15]
Big Match [6]
Web site for A/L ... [5]
BENS Merchandisers [5]
Season's greetings [5]
Newsletter
Members only
Obituary - Old Benedictine Rohan Pieries - Loving Brother of Old Bens Lasantha Pieries, Shirley Pieries and Luwinda Pieries
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform the passing away of Old Benedictine Rohan Pieries at the age of 65. Loving Brother of Old Bens Lasantha Pieries (Secretary SBC Development Fund and Vice President SBC - OBU), Shirley Pieries and Luwinda Pieries (Batch of 83’).

Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from Tuesday 3rd March from 12.00 noon onwards. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Wednesday 4th March at 5.00 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery, Borella at 5.30 p.m. (R.C. Section).

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 March 03 2015 06:01:10 · 0 Comments · 292 Reads Print
Obituary - Old Benedictine Lionel Ponnaiah - Loving father of Old Bens Dr. Suren Peter, Arunesh Peter, Beloved brother of Neville and Fitzroy
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform the passing away of Old Benedictine Lionel Ponnaiah. Loving father of Old Bens Dr. Suren Peter (Member and former Secretary of St. Benedict’s College Development Fund) and of Arunesh Peter. Beloved brother of Neville and Fitzroy (Past Cricketers at SBC)

Late Lionel Ponnaiah also was the benefactor for the Neville Ponniah Memorial Prize awarded to the Best Bowler, and Bro. Ladislaus Memorial Prize awarded to the Best Batsman at the Annual Prize Giving of St. Benedict’s College.

Visitation: From Sunday morning, 1st March 2015. (See press notice for further details)
Funeral will take place on SUNDAY, 1st March 2015 at 3.30 p.m. for Burial at General Cemetery, Kanatte, Borella.

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 February 27 2015 00:05:06 · 0 Comments · 259 Reads Print
Donation of Cricket & Rugby Boots in memory of Basketball legend late Percy Perera
SportThe President of the OBU Victoria branch, Mr. Wasantha Jayalath donated branded cricket and rugby boots to three deserving cricketers and a rugby player from College in memory of Basketball legend late Percy Perera. Pictures show Rev. Bro. Director – Janaka Fonseka making the presentation to the recipients.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 25 2015 01:27:26 · 0 Comments · 520 Reads Print
Sponsorship from Loyal Old Ben Niranjan Wickramasinghe
SportLoyal Old Ben Mr.Niranjan Wickramasinghe came forward once again to sponsor a Cricketer from College for the second consecutive year. The sponsorship cheque was handed over to Rev. Bro. Director – Janaka Fonseka.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 25 2015 01:12:59 · 0 Comments · 276 Reads Print
BENS beat St. Anne’s College by Innings and 34 runs
SportAn all-round performance with a match bag of 8 for 50 and a fluent 26 runs by Geethika Jayatilleke enabled St. Benedict’s College to outshine Anne’s College Kurunegala by an innings and 34 runs in their inter-schools under 19 cricket encounter concluded at Kotahena yesterday. (24th Feb)

St. Anne’s: 78 All out in 33.4 overs(Geethika Jayatilleke 3/12 and Geethal Fernando 3/21) and 104 All out in 36.1 overs (Geethika Jayatilleke 5/38, Ruvinda Niwnhella 3/25)

SBC: 216 for 9 Dec, in 50.0 overs (Thulina Dilshan 25, Janidu Karunathilake 31, Geethika Jayatilleke 26, Navod Abeysinghe 51 n.o.)
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 24 2015 23:11:29 · 0 Comments · 231 Reads Print
Old Ben Major General H.C.P. Goonetilleke appointed Commander of the Volunteer Force
OBU, ColomboIllustrious BATTLE-HARDENED OFFICER leads Volunteer Force
One of the Army’s most illustrious officers, Major General H.C.P. Goonetilleke appointed Commander of the Volunteer Force
From - Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) 21 Feb 2015


Major General H.C.P. Goonetilleke RSP USP NDC PSC has been appointed the Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force. One of Sri Lanka Army’s most respected officers Maj. Gen. Goonetilleke is mandated to bring the 70,000-strong Volunteer Force to the cutting-edge as part of an ambitious plan to modernise the Force known for its professional acumen. A battle-hardened officer with an illustrious and impeccable track record, Maj. Gen. Goonetilleke’s selection to the only appointment vested with executive authority besides the Commander of the Army is a clear indication of the government’s intention to transform the Volunteer Force into a professionallymanaged unit with a far-sighted vision. The Volunteer Force is a formidable part of the Army, and fought valiantly alongside the regular force of the Army throughout the 30-year conflict, playing a decisive role on many fronts. Maj. Gen. Goonetilleke is no stranger to the Volunteer Force, having led them in battle, notably in Mannar from 2006 to late 2008 in direct confrontations with the LTTE, successfully turning tables on the terrorist outfit.

Maj. Gen. Goonetilleke’s impressive long-term tenure in the Army has seen him assigned with many postings pivotal to the Army forays in the protracted war as well as in the post-war transformation of the Force. He has engaged explicitly in all aspects of national security. Some of the key appointments held by him include Security Force Commander (Central) and Military Secretary, Army Headquarters during the post conflict, Security Force Commander (Kilinochchi), General Officer Commanding of 56th Infantry Division and General Officer Commanding the Mannar area during the Humanitarian Operation from 2006 to 2009, Commander 551st Infantry Brigade, Commander 533rd Infantry Brigade, and Commanding Officer 7th Field Engineer Regiment during the high intensity counter insurgency operations. Incidentally, he has the rare distinction of raising both Security Force Headquarters; Kilinochchi in 2009 and Central in 2013. He was selected to raise and lead the Youth Corps which is a non-military organisation established by an act of Parliament in the year 2000 to groom the youth of Sri Lanka by imparting the necessary
A battle-hardened officer with an illustrious and impeccable track record, Maj. Gen. Goonetilleke’s selection to the only appointment vested with executive authority besides the Commander of the Army is a clear indication of the government’s intention to transform the Volunteer Force into a professionally-managed unit with a far-sighted vision.

leadership and vocational skills to compete in the national and international job market successfully.
Major General H.C.P. Goonetilleke enlisted in the Sri Lanka Army on August 31, 1981 having completed his primary and secondary education at St.Benedict’s College Colombo 13 and Royal College Colombo 7. He followed the Basic Officer Cadet Course at the Sri Lanka Military Academy, Diyatalawa, passing out as the Best All Round Officer Cadet winning the Sword of Honour. He was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers as a Second Lieutenant on July 17, 1982. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Command and Staff College, Bangladesh and National Defence College, Pakistan. He holds a Master’s Degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from the National Defence University, Pakistan. He was conferred with the HR Leadership Award at the Asia Pacific Human Resource Management Congress Awards 2014.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 23 2015 12:32:03 · 0 Comments · 300 Reads Print
Bens beat Joes on first Innings
SportSt. Benedict’s College beat St. Joseph’s College on first innings in their Singer inter-schools under 19 division one tournament match concluded at Darley Road on 22nd Feb. This match was also the 6th cricket encounter played for the Mack-Croner Trophy.

Bens took command of the game on day one to dismissing Joes for just 79 runs with the main wreckers being Geethal Fernando (4 for 26) and Geethika Jayatilleke (3 for 13). In reply, St. Benedict’s College ended the day making 184 for 8 which included a fine innings of 65 by Mahel Jayalath.

St.Joseph's : 79 in 28.3 overs (Poorna Charuka 2/20, Geethal Fernando 4/26, Geethika Jayatilleke 3/13) and 276 for 9 Declared ( Pathum Madusanka 84, AravindaAkurugoda 106, Geethika Jayatileka 3 for 82,Navodh Abeyratne 4 for 27)

St.Benedict's : 189 all-out ( Maheal Jayalath 65, Sithum Wijesinghe 32, Poorna Charuka 21) and 90 for 5 ( Mahel Jayalath 25, Janidu Karunatileka 43)
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 22 2015 23:34:54 · 0 Comments · 239 Reads Print
Obituary - Mrs. Rajammal Perumal - Beloved Mother of Old Benedictines Ravi Raveendran (OLDBENS UK) & P. Mahendran
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform the passing away of Mrs. Rajammal Perumal - Beloved Mother of Old Benedictines Ravi Raveendran (OLDBENS UK) & P. Mahendran.

Funeral will take place On Sunday, 22nd February 2015 at 09.30 A.M. from 117 Pickering's Road, Kotahena, Colombo 13, for cremation at 11.00 A.M., at the General Cemetery Kanatte, Borella (Hindu Section)

Ravi Raveendran can be contacted on SL Mobile 0779890400/UK 07723312422(Roaming Free)

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 February 20 2015 01:32:48 · 0 Comments · 275 Reads Print
Obituary - Old Benedictine Francis (Frank) Fernando (10th October 1926- 18th February 2015 )
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform the passing away of Loyal Old Benedictine Francis Fernando at the age of 88.

Late Francis Fernando was a past soccer player who captained the college team in the 40's. He was also a past teacher for over a decade.

He was a brilliant student in college with par excellence and later graduated as a Bachelor of Commerce in the University of Peradeniya. There after he came back to the college and joined the tutorial staff where he served from 1953 to 1965. Later he opted to move to Brunei with his entire family where he had a successful long career in his profession until his retirement.

OBITUARY NOTICE AS FOLLOWS:

FERNANDO - FRANCIS (FRANK) (Former Teacher of St. Benedict’s College, Colombo and St. Anthony’s College, Brunei Darussalam) at rest with Jesus. Son of the late Anthony Joseph and Anna Fernando, beloved husband of Therese Josaphat, loving father of Vyjanthi, Gerard, Agatha and Annabel, father-in-law of Ranjith, Charu, Rohan and Desmond, grandfather of Divina, Natashcha, Shari, Fiona, Natalie, Benjamin, Christopher and Evangeline, brother of the late Lily, the late Mabel, the late Cyril, the late Marcus, Mary, late Peter, late Paul, Joseph, Flory and Benedict. Cortege leaves residence 26 A, Church Road, Nayakakanda at 3.30 p.m. on 20th February 2015 for burial at Nayakakanda Cemetery.

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 February 20 2015 01:19:12 · 0 Comments · 273 Reads Print
BENS take on JOES for Mack-Croner Trophy on 20th & 21st Feb
SportSt. Benedict’s College will play their 6th cricket encounter for the Mack-Croner Trophy with traditional rivals St. Joseph’s College, Colombo on 20th & 21st February 2015 at St Joseph's College ( Darley Road).


Request Benedictines young and old to rally and support our Bens at this traditional encounter
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 19 2015 02:07:37 · 0 Comments · 229 Reads Print
BENS take major honours against Mazenodians
SportSt. Benedict's College had the better of De Mazenod College Kandana, with a first innings win in their 3rd under 19 cricket encounter played for the La Sallian Challenge Trophy, donated by Rev. Bro. Provincial Visitor - De La Salle Brothers and concluded at Kotahena on 17th Feb 2015.

Batting first, Bens scored 236 with Geethika Jayathilaka top scoring with an elegant 62. Thereafter, paceman Geethal Fernando destroyed the Mazenodians, picked up five wickets (5 for 4) including a hat-trick to reduce them to 17 for 6 at the end of day one and eventually bundling them out for 91 runs.
Following on De Mazenod staged a superb fight back to score 262 for 9, thanks to two brilliant knocks by Akash Senaratne (74) and Malshan Fernando (64).

St. Benedict's : 236 in 81 overs (Mahel Jayalath 43, Thulina Dilshan 22, Geethika Jayathilaka 62, Chathura Samarathilaka 36 n.o., Akash Senaratne 7/67, Rukshan Fernando 2/53)

De Mazenod's : 91 in 29 overs (Krishan Sanjula 51 n.o., Geethal Fernando 5/21, Nimesh Fonseka 2/02) and 262/9 in 81 overs (Akash Senaratne 74, Malshan Fernando 64, Krishan Sanjula 44, Geethal Fernando 3/46, Geethika Jayatilleke 3/69, Ruwinda Niwunhella 2/58)
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 19 2015 02:05:17 · 0 Comments · 237 Reads Print
Page 11 of 131 << < 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 > >>
Login
Username

Password



Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Articles
BENS beat JOES by Innings and 27 Runs to win the MACK - CRONER...
Heavy Hearted Farewell to Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka and a Warm,...
Benedictine Requiem Mass - THURSDAY, 12TH NOVEMBER 2015 @ 6 PM
BENS 3rd, at School Games Athletics Championship
Sesquicentennial Celebration Dinner Ball 2015 - OBU UK
Weather
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

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.

lishantha
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

Shoutbox Archive