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109th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict's College Old Boys' Union - Sunday, 30th June 2013
OBU, ColomboThe 109th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union will be held on Sunday 30th June 2013 at the Collage Hall commencing 9.30 A.M. with Holy Mass which will be concelebrated by Old Benedictine Priests Rev. Fr. Noel Dias, Rev. Fr. Lalith Felix and newly ordained Rev. Fr. Kamal Nishantha Fernando.

All Old Boys are cordially invited to be present for the Holy Mass and the annual session at the Collage Hall followed by a fellowship lunch and get-together at the Old Bens Sports Club.

Kindly contact the following, for Lunch Reservations:
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 25 2013 02:31:19 · 0 Comments · 321 Reads Print
Bens emerged Runners-up in the Schools Under 20 Rugby League segment ‘C’ Tournament
SportSt. Benedict’s College concluded their schools rugby league season 2013 winning their eighth consecutive match, beating Carey College by 15( 1 Goal, 1 Try & 1 Penalty) to 12 (1 Goal & 1 Try) in the Schools Singer League Rugby under 20 tournament match played at Science College Grounds Mount Lavania, on 24th June 2013.

Bens have performed extremely well this season, winning eight of the nine matches played and has finished in second place as per the points table. With this performance, they will be promoted to play in the segment ‘B’ tournament next year.

Our heartfelt congratulations to the players, Coach, MIC for this remarkable achievement, and also thank Rev. Bro. Director for the leadership and guidance rendered, the active members of the Rugby Wing comprising past players for their support and the parents for their encouragement and enthusiasm.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 25 2013 00:58:17 · 0 Comments · 358 Reads Print
Bens beat St. Peter’s by two Wickets at Under 17 Cricket
SportSt. Benedict’s College beat St. Peter’s College by two wickets in the Schools under 17 Division one cricket tournament match played at St. Peter’s College Grounds, Bambalapitiya last Saturday. (22nd June)

SPC – 195 All-out in 48.4 overs( Chatura Sumanatilaka 2/22, Poorna Charuka 2/39)

SBC – 197 for 8 in 49.1 overs ( Thulina Dilshan 32, Sithum Wijesinghe 45, Janidu Karunathilaka 47, Poorna Charuka 15 n.o)
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 24 2013 12:18:25 · 0 Comments · 257 Reads Print
Luke House wins the Inter House SHAKESPEARE DRAMA COMPETITION 2013
CollegePerforming an extract from ‘Comedy of Errors’, Luke House emerged champions for the first time at the Inter House Shakespeare drama competition 2013, held at the College Hall on Saturday, 15th June 2013.

The Competition was organized by the English Drama Club of St Benedict’s College as a preparation for the prestigious Inter Schools Shakespeare Drama Competition 2013.

Cassian House who won the championship for the last three years in succession, had to be content with 2nd place this year performing an extract from ‘Hamlet’ while Camillus House and Claude House performed extracts from ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Measure for Measure’ respectively.

Master Jerome Morritt of Luke House won the award for the Best Overall Actor and Best Actor, in his cast as Dromio of Syracuse and Dromio of Ephesus in ‘Comedy of Errors’, Master Tharindu Perera of Cassian House was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his cast as Laertes in ‘Hamlet’, Master Janith Abeyrathne of Camillus House won the award for Best Female Actor Overall for his cast as Miranda in ‘The Tempest’, Master Trevin Chrismal of Cassian House won Best Supporting Actor Overall for his cast as Osric in ‘Hamlet’, while Master Shimal Benedict of Luke House was awarded Best Female Actor for his cast as Adriana in ‘Comedy of Errors’.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 18 2013 14:47:58 · 0 Comments · 591 Reads Print
Notice of AGM - 2012/2013 - Old Benedictines' Sports Club (OBSC)
OBU, ColomboThe Annual General Meeting of the Old Benedictines' Sports Club (OBSC) for the year 2012/2013 will be held on Saturday the 22nd of June 2013 at 6.30 p.m. at the Club House.

All Life Members and Ordinary Members are cordially invited.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 18 2013 05:36:43 · 0 Comments · 227 Reads Print
Obituary - Old Ben Vernon Perera, famous cricketer in the early 1950s
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform the demise of Old Ben Vernon Perera, famous cricketer in the early 1950s,. (Beloved brother of Old Bens Linton, Clarence, Hector, Alian and Irvin)

Cortege leaves residence No 468/4, Marathenu Mawatha, Enderamulla, on 19th June 2013 at 3.45 p.m. for burial at St. Sebastian’s Church Cemetery, Enderamulla.

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 June 18 2013 02:33:37 · 0 Comments · 178 Reads Print
Bens excel at National Schools Hockey Tournament
Sport The 49th All-Island Schools hockey Nationals Tournament organized by the Sri Lankan School Hockey Association was held from 16th to 20th May 2013 at Astro Turf, Colombo. Matale Division and Colombo Division (Captained by Benedictine Damian Perera, and comprising players Guyomar Ryan(goalkeeper), Bevan Gunawardene, Shiraj Ranasinghe and Tryaton Silva from St. Benedict’s College, were emerged joint Champions, whiles Benedictine Guyomar Ryan was adjudged best goalkeeper of the tournament.

The Colombo Divisional Hockey Team was coached by Mr. Malraj Pigera the Hockey coach of St. Benedict’s College.

Our warm wishers to the young Benedictines and the coach, on their achievement and in bringing honour to our Alma Mater.

Picture shows, Guyomar Ryan (Left) and Captain Damian Perera
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 13 2013 07:17:08 · 0 Comments · 479 Reads Print
Month of May celebrations organized by the Upper School and the Primary – Devotion to our Mother Mary
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 05 2013 07:04:28 · 0 Comments · 195 Reads Print
Eighth win for the Bens at Rugby
SportSt. Benedict’s College recorded their 8th consecutive win in the Schools Under 20 Singer League Rugby Tournament match, played last Friday, 24th May at the College Grounds beating St. John’s College, Nugegoda by 25 points (1Goal/3Tries/1Penalty) to 13(1 Goal/2 Penalties). Bens Completely dominated the first half of the match leading 20-3 at half time.

The Benedictines will play their final match for the season against Carey College on Monday, 3rd June 2013 at CR & FC Grounds commencing 4.00 p.m., A win for the Bens will earn them a promotion to play in the ‘B’ Division tournament next year.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 31 2013 12:56:26 · 0 Comments · 266 Reads Print
Old Ben Lasantha Ruhunage, for World Congress conference of the International Federation of Journalists in Ireland
OBU, ColomboOld Ben Lasantha Ruhunage will attend the 28th World Congress conference of the International Federation of Journalists in Dublin Castle, Dublin – Ireland, from June 4th to 7th 2013 on an invitation received by the International Federation of Journalists and the Irish National Union of Journalists.

The conference will be followed by the official opening, taking place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, where delegates will be addressed by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. The conference is supported by the Irish government, who are hosting the event at Dublin Castle.

Old Ben Lasantha Ruhunage is the President of the Sri Lanka Working Journalist Association, the News Editor of the ‘Ravaya’ newspaper, Director of the Sri Lanka Press Institute, Professional Media Trainer and also a visiting Lecturer at the Sri Lanka College of Journalism.
During the past he had won several awards such as the “D.B. Dharmapala Award for ‘Scoop of the year’” in 2000, the “D.R.Wijewardena Award for earning the appreciation on peers and public” in 2003, “Best Journalist of the year 2004”, and the “Upali Wijewardena award for Feature Writer of the year 2005”. He was also granted the ‘Transparency International – Sri Lanka Membership’ in recognition of his commitment to the promotion of ‘Anti-Corruption and Integrity’. Lasantha is also the main author of the book ‘Puthra Samagama’.

On behalf of the entire Benedictine fraternity, we wish Lasantha good luck and God’s Blessings in his future endeavors.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 31 2013 12:21:13 · 0 Comments · 462 Reads Print
ST BENEDICT’S COLLEGE OLD BOYS’ UNION -Notice of the 109th Annual General Meeting
OBU, ColomboNotice is hereby given to members of the Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday, 30th June 2013 at the College Hall. All members are kindly invited to attend.

9.30 A.M. – Holy Mass
10.30 A.M. – Annual General Meeting, followed by Fellowship Lunch at the Old Bens Sports club.

Resolutions if any, and Nominations for election to the Council of Management, prepared in independent formats with post applied for, name and signature of nominee, duly proposed and seconded by members should reach the Hon. General Secretary on or before 21st June 2013 at the address given below.

Nominees, Proposers and Seconders should have obtained membership 6 months prior to the date of the AGM.

For lunch bookings, please contact Mr. Peter De Croos (Social Secretary – 077-6396060), Mr. Stephen Corera (Membership Secretary - 077-7348417) or any Council Member before 25th June 2013.

Darrel S. Ludowyke
Hon. General Secretary,
St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union,
St. Benedict’s College,
Colombo 13
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 29 2013 07:11:19 · 0 Comments · 284 Reads Print
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Virosh Fernando
24/07/2014 07:55
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 05:08
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 08:25
Hi, please advise the details about the Annual Dinner Dance - 2012.

02/10/2012 14:42
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

10/09/2012 12:40
Greetings Bens!

Santha Perera
30/06/2012 02:16
Why wasn't Jason Perera who is representing SL U-19 Cricket given prominence on this page?

Santha Perera
24/12/2011 00:50
Wish all OLD BENS & their families a MERRY CHRISTMAS. Santha Perera & Family

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