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. Ė Past Director of St. Benedictís 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. Anneís 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. Benedictís 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. Anthonyís College, Wattala and St. Benedictís College participating in the age groups of under 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19. De Mazenod College finished runners-up while St. Anthonyís 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. Benedictís 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. Benedictís 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. Anthonyís College, Wattala and St. Benedictís 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 Ė Director SBC by Mr. Jeyam Perumal.
ďOUR OWN SHOWĒ 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. Benedictís College we crowned Champions at Colombo Zonal Athletic Meet 2015, held recently at the Sugathadasa Stadium.|
St. Benedictís 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. Benedictís 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. Benedictís College, the College and the past Benedictines have joined together in organizing a Benedictine Musical Show themed ďOUR OWN SHOWĒ 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. Benedictís 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.
Tickets Available at
Commons, Bayleaf, Colombo Fort Cafe, Park Street Mews, Harpo's Pizza, Comfort World & wow.lk
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.
Rev Bro Benedict Bonaventure celebrates 25 years of service as a De La Salle Brother
|Our heartiest congratulations to Rev Bro Benedict Bonaventure Ė Principal of the Primary section, on celebrating 25 years of dedicated service at the vineyard of our Lord Almighty.|
Rev Bro Benedict Bonaventure was felicitated at St. Benedictís College last Friday, 15th may 2015 being De La Salle Day, as he completed 25 years of service as a Lasallian Brother.
Rev. Bro. Bonaventure joined the Novitiate in 1990 and received his first vows in May 1991 and the final vows in August 1999. On the request of Rev. Bro. Alexander, Rev. Bro. Bonney (As he is fondly known) served as a teacher at St. Benedictís College from March 1997 and thereafter, was appoint the Principal of the Primary section in January 2010 and serves in the said position to date.
We pray to God Almighty, to bestow his blessings upon Rev Bro Bonaventure and grant him good health, and happiness and also give him strength, courage and guidance through the pathways of life.
St. Peterís win, Bens Double Wicket Tournament
|St. Peterís College defeated St. Sebastianís College in the finals to emerge champions of the schools invitation double wicket tournament played at St. Benedictís College grounds during the weekend. (25th& 26th April) The tournament was organised as part of the celebrations to mark the Sesquicentennial Year (1865-2015) of St. Benedictís College.|
Distinguished Old Ben, Felix Dias (Cricket Captain 1965 & 1966) graced the occasion as chief guest and distributed the awards to the winners, whiles former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain and Thomian Cricketer, Michael Tissera presided as the guest of honour. The finals were worked off in front of a distinguished gathering of old boys including Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin (Present RectorSt. Peterís College), Rev. Bro. Denzil Perera (Provincial Visitor of the De La Salle community), Rev. Bro. Bro. Janaka Fonseka (Director of St. Benedictís College), De La Salle Brothers, past cricketers of St. Benedictís College and also past Sri Lanka national cricketers Anura Tennakoon and Roger Wijesuriya to name a few.
The Peterite pair, Chandula Jayamanne and Dineth Thimodya made 37 runs and restricted St. Sebastianís pair, Avishka Fernando and Mishen Fernando to a score of 27 in the finals.
Earlier in the day, St. Peterís College beat St. Benedictís College in the quarter finals and St. Thomasí College in the semi finals whiles St. Sebastianís College beat Zahira College in the quarter finals and De Mazenod College in the semi finals.
Dineth Thimodya of St. Peterís Collegewas adjudged the best batsman while Avishka Fernando of St. Sebastianís College and Thilan Kavisha of Moratu MV were adjudged best bowler and fielder respectively.
The event sponsored by Access Group, Singer, Mobil, McFoil, CIMA and Phoenix was organised by the Old Bens Sports Club and the Cricket Wing.
Obituary - Mr. Charles Canute Perera (Loving Father of Rev. Bro. Niran Perera - Sub Director of St. Benedict's College)
|Sad to inform you the passing away of Mr. Charles Canute Perera (Loving Father of Rev. Bro. Niran Perera - Sub Director of St. Benedict's College).|
Remains lie at residence No. 52, Wewalduwa Road, Kelaniya. (Proceed from Colombo on the Kandy Road, Left turn from Tyre Corporation Junction)
Cortege leaves residence on Wednesday, 29th April 2015 at 3.00 P.M. for burial at St. Francis De Sales' Church burial grounds, Dalugama.,
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
St. Benedict's to host Sesquicentennial Year Double Wicket Cricket Tournament
|St. Benedictís College, Colombo, which is celebrating 150 years of education this year, has made elaborate arrangements to hold a double wicket leather ball cricket tournament on 25th and 26th April 2015 at the schoolís grounds, commencing at 10.00 a.m.|
Action on both days will be played on a knockout basis. This tournament is being organised by the Old Bens Sports Club led by its President Malsiri Perera, a past cricketer and national basketball player.
This is the first time in Sri Lanka that such a tournament will be conducted among schools. The Tournament Committee is chaired by an ardent Old Boy of St. Benedictís College, past cricket Captain Basil Perera who will be ably assisted by a dynamic committee comprising all past cricketers who have represented St. Benedictís at the senior level during their heyday.
At present 16 schools have confirmed their participation, namely St. Benedictís College, Royal College Colombo, S. Thomasí College Mount Lavinia, St. Josephís College Colombo, St. Peterís College Colombo, Ananda College Colombo, St. Aloysius College Galle, St. Johnís College Jaffna, St. Anthonyís College Katugastota, Prince of Wales Moratuwa, St. Anthonyís College Wattala, St. Maryís College Chilaw, De La Salle College Colombo, St. Sebastianís College Moratuwa, De Mazenod College Kandana and St. Anneís College Kurunegala.
Attractive cash prizes will be on offer. All cricket lovers are cordially invited to be present and cheer on their respective school.
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