Pidumai Mei - A Tribute to St. Benedict's College
|“Pidumai Me” was conceived as a tribute to St. Benedicts College, by Voice.Print - on the occasion of the 150th year Jubilee of college.|
Having started their singing careers as members of the college choir, it was here that the members of the band were exposed to and involved in choral music, tight harmonies and acapella singing.
Having made a name for themselves as some of the finest exponents of their craft both here and abroad, this single aims to bring out Voice.Print’s own impressions of their alma mater, its traditions and influences, and their own experiences rendered through the song.
What started out as an idea floated during a practice session, the song was conceptualized and recorded in little under a month, with lyrics and music written and composed by the members themselves. The trilingual song also features the arresting lyrical extracts from the college anthem as the pre-chorus, which make the song distinctly Benedictine.
The Limited Edition DVD featuring the music video, and also a behind the scenes wrap, with interviews by the Voice.Print and Bro. Director, Bro Pravin and Bro. Bonny is now available at Rs. 500/- at College.
Shipping can be arranged for larger order for overseas branches.
Please do contact Michael Sathasivam on +94759000000 or on FB.
Obituary - Mrs. Victorian Bastianpillai (Loving mother of Old Ben Donald Bastianpillai)
|It is with profound sadness we inform the demise of Mrs. Victorian Bastianpillai (Loving mother of Old Ben Donald Bastianpillai – Former Soccer Secretary of the OBSC)|
Remains of late Mrs. Bastianpillai lie at No: 170, Averiwattte, Hunupitiya Road, Wattala.
Funeral will take place on SUNDAY, 15th February 2015 at 4.00 p.m. for Burial at St. Anne’s Church Burial Grounds, Wattala.
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Benedictine Walk – A grand success
|The much awaited Benedictine Walk, coinciding with the 150th Jubilee celebrations of St. Benedict’s College was held in a grand scale on 7th February 2015 amidst a very large gathering of Old Benedictine Priest, De La Salle Brothers, Rev. Sisters, members of the tutorial staff, students, parents, past teachers, old boys and their families and well-wishers.|
The proceedings got underway at 2.45 pm., with the hoisting of the National Flag, College Flag and the De La Salle Flag by His Worship the Mayor of Colombo A.J.M. Muzammil, Rev. Bro. Director Janaka Fonseka and Rev. Bro. Provincial Visitor Denzil Perera respectively, to the music of the respective anthems played by the College Western Band.
This was followed by a Spiritual Blessing by His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Fernando, Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo, who is also an Old Benedictine and subsequently the WALK was flagged off by the Mayor of Colombo.
The parade, which was over two kilometers in length, took to the streets of Kotahena via Bonjean Road, Kotahena Roundabout, Hettiyawatta, Kochchikade, Jampettah Street, Armour Street, Bloemendhal Road and concluded at the College Grounds. The Carriage carrying the statue of St. Benedict, led the parade which was followed by a large number of well decorated floats representing the grades from the Primary up to the upper school, the respective sports and extracurricular activities at College, the board of prefects and western and eastern bands of the primary and upper school, Prefects from the surrounding catholic schools in Colombo, members from the associated organisations and unions including the Retired Teachers Association, OBU, DF, OBSC, Welfare Society, Past Prefects Union, Old Boarders Association, members representing the overseas Branches of the OBU, Batches, Horses, Elephants, Double Decker Buses, vintage cars and jeeps, modern vehicles such as Lamborghini and Porsche. The entire rout covered over three kilometers in length.
The atmosphere at the College Grounds was electrifying, with DJ Music, Food Stalls, Games Stalls, merry-go-round, Mini train rides,bouncers to entertainthe kids, enclosed Beer Garden exclusive for the adults with BBQ.
The main activities got underway with the internationally renowned choral group Vioce.Print, taking center stage in singing the College Anthem and also launching the Jubilee song “Pidumai Mei”, a dedication to St. Benedict’s College, which was followed by a string of fireworks that ignited the dark skies of Kotahena.
Famed Musical Bands “Marians”, “Doctor”, Rebels and Agnee with Old Ben Sivakumar entertained the large crowd that gathered at the College Grounds which concluded around 1.00 am on Sunday.
We thank the Lord Almighty, who showered his benevolent blessings upon us and gave us the courage and strength to overcome all obstacles and achieve success, Rev. Bro. Director, Rev. Brothers at College, Teachers, Parents and students, Old Boys, Sponsors, and not forgetting the energetic organizing committee, for putting one's shoulder to the wheel in ensuring the success of the walk of the decade.
Buy your ‘Exclusive’ 150th Jubilee TIE (Limited Edition)
|Calling BENS young and old, this special high quality Sesquicentennial Tie was on sale at the Benedictine Walk. If you missed the opportunity to purchase this valuable Tie, you could still do so, by calling Darrel on 0777-414567.|
Only a limited number of Ties are available which is selling out fast.
86 Batch provide Silver Sponsorship for the Benedictine Walk
|The ever loyal Benedictines of the 1986 batch came forward in providing a Silver sponsorship towards the 150th year Jubilee Benedictine Walk.|
The official presentation of the sponsorship cheque was handed over to Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka – Director of St. Benedict’s College by the President and the Secretary of the 86 Batch.
Nimesh cracks 2nd Consecutive Centaury in drawn game vs St. Sebastian’s College
|Nimesh Fonseka cracked his 2nd consecutive century which included 14 x 4s and 4 x 6s, in the drawn Singer inter-schools under 19 division one match against St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa, concluded on 3rd February 2015.|
He also made a superb century (126 Runs) against Royal College in their previous encounter.
St. Sebastian’s College batting first, occupied the entire day to be all out for 248 runs in 95 overs.
Play was restricted to only 70 overs on the second day due to rain and Bens in reply made 212 for 6 at close of play which was called off 9 overs prior to the scheduled time due to bad light.
St. Sebastian’s College: 248 all Out (Ruvindu Niwunhalla 4 for 78, Geethika Jayatileke 2 for 25)
St. Benedict’s College: 212 for 6 (Janindu Karunathilaka 33, Chenutha Silva 36, Nimesh Fonseka 116 n.o)
OBU, Victoria Annual Dinner Dance 2015
Sesquicentennial Celebrations - Inter House Athletic Meet of St. Benedict’s College – Held on SATURDAY, 31st January 2015
|Sesquicentennial Year Celebrations (1865-2015), commenced with the Annual Inter House Athletic Meet of St. Benedict’s College which was successfully held on Saturday, 31st January 2015 commencing 2.45 pm. at the Sugathadasa International Stadium.|
Distinguished Old Ben, Felix Dias (Athletic Captain 1965 / Cricket Captain 1965 & 1966 / Head Prefect 1966 / Under 19 Champion Athlete 1963 and 1964) graced the occasion as chief guest and distributed the awards to the winners.
This being the Sesquicentennial Year Celebrations, the organising committee decided to combine both the Primary and Upper School and conduct meet on the same day, which concluded under floodlights. Perhaps, the first School in Sri Lanka to hold its Inter House Athletic Meet as a day-night event under floodlights.
The Rev. Bro. Alexander Cyrillus Memorial Challenge Shield for the Champion House (Upper School), donated by Mr. Saman Upasena, was won by Cassian House (612 Points)
The Rev. Bro. James Memorial Challenge Shield for the Champion House (Primary Section), donated by Albert Esqr, was won by Cassian House (137 Points)
The Rev. Bro. Baptist Croos Memorial Challenge Shield for the 1st Runners-up, donated by Mr. Dudley Thambinayagam was won by Claude House (533 Points)
The Overall Champions Trophy (Upper School and Primary), donated by the 2007 All-Island Champion Team, was won by Cassian House (749 Points)
Deutsche Bank joins hands for Benedictine Walk with Platinum Sponsorship
|St. Benedict’s College, Colombo 13, is a government assisted Catholic educational institution managed by the De La Salle Brothers since 1865 and have been nurturing students from all walks of life especially within the city of Colombo and its suburbs.|
The School will be celebrating 150 years of Human and Christian Education in Sri Lanka this year 2015, with a series of programmes which include the Benedictine Walk on Saturday, 7th February 2015. Based around its jubilee year theme, “Faith, Justice and Joy”, the Walk will commence from the College premises at 2.30 p.m. and proceed along the streets of Kotahena and conclude at the College playgrounds with a mini carnival and a musical extravaganza featuring the internationally renowned choral group, “Voice Print”, famed Musical Bands “Marians” and “Doctor” with few guest artists.
Deutsche Bank , being reputed in the corporate banking sector in Sri Lanka since 1980, has come forward with a Platinum Sponsorship towards the Benedictine Walk, and the official presentation of the sponsorship was made to Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka, Director of St. Benedict’s College by Loyal Old Benedictine Rohan Rodrigo, Director / Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank, Sri Lanka.
Pic Caption : ( From Left to Right) Mr.Raily Tissera (Vice President / Head of Human Resources, Deutsche Bank, Sri Lanka) , Mr.Rohan Rodrigo (Director / Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank, Sri Lanka), Rev.Bro.Janaka Fonseka (Director – St.Benedict’s College) , Mr.Randolph Perera (Co-chairman – Benedictine Walk) , Mr.Alston Rayen (Secretary – Benedictine Walk) & Mr.Anton Leon ( Treasurer – Benedictine Walk)
Sesquicentennial Celebrations - Inter House Athletic Meet of St. Benedict’s College - SATURDAY, 31st January 2015
|Sesquicentennial Year Celebrations (1865-2015), will commence with the Annual Inter House Athletic Meet of St. Benedict’s College which will be held on Saturday, 31st January 2015 commencing 2.45 pm. at the Sugathadasa International Stadium. |
Distinguished Old Ben, Felix Dias (Athletic Captain 1965 / Cricket Captain 1965 & 1966 / Head Prefect 1966 / Under 19 Champion Athlete 1963 and 1964) will grace the occasion as chief guest.
This being the Sesquicentennial Year Celebrations, the organising committee has decided to combine both the Primary and Upper School and conduct meet on the same day, which will conclude under floodlights.
The School anticipates the presence of the Benedictine fraternity to rally in support.
St. Benedict’s College 1st XI Cricket Fixture 2015
|JAN 23rd & 24th - Ananda College – Away|
FEB 2nd & 3rd - St. Sebastian’s College – Away
FEB 10th & 11th - Prince of Wales College – Away
FEB 13th & 14th - St. Peter’s College - Home
FEB 16th & 17th - De Mazenod College – Home
FEB 20th & 21st - St. Joseph’s College – Home
FEB 23rd & 24th - St. Anne’s College - Home
FEB 27th & 28th - St. Anthony’s College, Kandy - Away
Matches played to date
Beat Wesley College by 10 wickets (WC 135 & 105, SBC 216 & 26/0)
Beat St. Aloysius College, Galle by Innings and 44 runs. (St. Aloysius 44 & 102, SBC 240/8 Dec,)
First Innings Win against Anuradhapura Central College (ACC 176 & 44/1, SBC 185/7 Dec,)
Match against Isipathana College was called off due to rain
Lost on first innings to St. Thomas’ College (STC 203 153/3, SBC 187)
Lost on first innings to Thurstan College (SBC 120 & 113/7, TC 255)
Lost on first innings to Royal College (RC 284/6, SBC 273)
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