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Obituary -Old Ben Ranjith Senadipathi
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform the passing away of Old Ben Ranjith Senadipathi.

Late Ranjith was highly involved in the OBU and OBSC activities, being a Council Member of the OBU, and also the Pavillion Secretary of the OBSC in the past.

He also was the College Boxing coach in the past.

Remains lie at No 762/26, Mercyland Gardens, Negambo Road, Matthumagala.

Funeral will take place on Wednesday, 27th January 2016,at 3.00 p.m. for Service at Sacred Heart Church Mattumagala at 3.15 p.m. followed by burial at St. Mary’s Church, Mabola Wattala at 4.00 p.m.

Obituary notice (As per Daily News - today)

SENADHIPATHI - ANTHONY RANJITH (Hayleys Advantis) passed away on the 23rd of January 2016. Dearly beloved son of late Manuel and Virginia, son-in-law of late Walter and Christobel, beloved husband of Angela, loving father of Arosh and Amangi, father-in-law of Tony, loving grandfather of Jacob and Mikael, brother of Ranjini, late Chitra and Malathi, brother-in-law of Sriskandarajah, Ronald, late Mano, Joe and Gwen, Letetia and Andre, Ian and Rosita, late Sherlock and Jessica, Aubrey and Chairmaine, and Malany. Funeral on Wednesday, 27th January 2016. Cortege leaves residence 762/26, Mercyland Gardens Mattumagala Ragama at 3.00 p.m. for Service at Sacred Heart Church Mattumagala at 3.15 p.m. followed by burial at St. Mary’s Church, Mabola Wattala at 4.00 p.m.

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 January 24 2016 22:41:38 · 0 Comments · 845 Reads Print
Obituary -Old Ben George Sesaiyaa Britto (Beloved father of Laxman Britto - Batch of 1982)
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform the passing away of Old Ben George Sesaiyaa Britto (at the age of 82). Loving father of old Ben laxman Britto (1980b) grandfather of old Ben Angelo Britto (Batch of 2012) and juvenile Ben andrew Britto (2015 O/L Batch)

Remains lie at resident # 99/62, 3rd Lane, Old DRO Road, Kandana.

Funeral will take place on 23rd January 2016, 3.00 p.m., to St. Sebastian church burial grounds, Kandana.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, Amen.

Contact of Laxman Britto 0777311781
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 22 2016 12:05:27 · 0 Comments · 799 Reads Print
Obituary -Old Ben Tom Wickramaratne
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform the passing away of Old Ben Tom Wickramaratne, Beloved father of Old Ben Sujeewa Wickramaratne. (Ex Committee Member of OBU Victoria, Australia)

Remains lie at A F Raymonds Funeral Parlor, Colombo 8.

Contact Number for Sujeewa is 0411 189 884
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 22 2016 01:54:34 · 0 Comments · 814 Reads Print
Book Launch by Mr. Susantha Wickremasinghe on 3rd February 2016
A book on Science Fiction “ Marshian and Peter” will be launched at St Benedict’s College, Rev. Bro. James memorial building, on 3rd February 2016 at 2.00 p.m.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 20 2016 22:51:02 · 0 Comments · 788 Reads Print
Prefects Investiture 2016
CollegeMaster Dimitha Basnayake was appointed Head Prefect for the year 2016 at the Prefects Investiture ceremony of St. Benedict’s College.

The appointment of the board of prefects also coincided with the official welcome of the newly appointed Rev. Bro. Provincial Visitor – Bro. Christy Croos to the college on 18th January 2016.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 18 2016 12:19:03 · 0 Comments · 1114 Reads Print
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 12 2016 22:46:35 · 0 Comments · 809 Reads Print
SportSt. Benedict’s College beat De Mazenod College by 10 wickets in their 4th Annual Cricket encounter for the LASALLIAN TROPHY. This was also a Group A Singer under 19 Division one Tournament match played at Kandana last week.

St. Benedict’s College: 212 All-out in 65.5 Overs - Vittorio Roberto 56, Madushan Kularatne 40
And 23/0 in 4.4 Overs.

De Mazenod College – 109 All-out in 42.2 Overs (Geethai Fernando 6/39, Poorna Charuka 2/24)
(Following on) 124 All-out in 42.1 Overs (Madushan Kularatna 6/27)

With this victory, St. Benedict’s College lead the series 1/0

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 12 2016 07:47:59 · 0 Comments · 758 Reads Print
Profile of Rev. Bro. Henry Dissanayake – Director, St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena
CollegeRev. Bro. Henry Dissanayake is the second child in the family of four children. He joined St. Benedict’s College in Grade 9 and thereafter followed his Advance Level studies at De Mazenod College, Kandana.

God called him to serve in his vineyard in 1971 when he entered St. Joseph’s Juniorate, Mutwal. For his formation, he was sent to the Novitiate in Mangalagiriin Tamil Nadu, India, in 1974. Strengthened by God’s grace, and spiritual formation, he took his first vows in 1975. Bro. Henry returned back to the scholasticate in Mutwal during 1975 and took his final vows in 1984.

Bro. Henry, entered the University of Peradeniya to further his academic studies and obtained his B.Sc. (Honours) Degree in 1988. Subsequently, he was sent to De La Salle University, Manila for his spiritual studies where he obtained his Masters Degree in spiritual formation.

In 1998, he obtained his postgraduate Diploma in Education from the Open University of Sri Lanka. He also obtained his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colombo.

Bro. Henry, followed his basic religious studies in Mutwal during the period 1975 to 1976. He was sent to Rome to follow the International session of Lasallian studies during 1988 to 1989.

He continued his Lasallian formation studies in Thailand and Philippines during the period 1992 to 1994.
Serving on the Benedictine staff in 1978, he was a class teacher and the assistant scout master. During the period 1980 to 1984, he served at De Mazenod College as a class teacher, a sectional head and also looking after the Hostel affairs.

From 1990 to 1994, he was on the staff at La Salle Inter District novitiate, Hanwella. During the period 1995 to 1999, he served as a sectional head at St. Sabastian’s College, Moratuwa and reached the topmost rung in administration – The Principal.

He was appointed Bro. Provincial Visitor of the De La Salle Congregation of Sri Lanka in year 2000 to offer his leadership and guidance to the La Sallian Brothers. He held this position till 2008. He also served at the Diyagala Boys’ Town, Ragama as a Trustee prior to assuming duties as the 39th Director of St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena on 4th January 2016.

By Mr. Ananda Perera– Staff Member of St. Benedict’s College
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 06 2016 12:55:47 · 0 Comments · 1010 Reads Print
Heavy Hearted Farewell to Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka and a Warm, Graceful Welcome to Rev. Bro. Henry Dissanayaka
CollegeRev. Bro. Henry Dissanayaka took over the appointment as the 39th Director of St. Benedict’s College, replacing Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka after a successful and dedicated service of four long years (25th October 2011 to 4th January 2016)

An assembly was held on 4th January 2016 at the college premises to welcome Rev. Bro. Henry Dissanayaka and also to bid Farewell to Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka.

We wish Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka, good health and God’s Blessings in his future endeavor in serving God and also welcome Rev. Bro. Henry Dissanayaka, wishing him God’s Blessings in abundance to take St. Benedict’s College to greater heights.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 05 2016 13:34:31 · 0 Comments · 914 Reads Print
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on December 29 2015 10:59:55 · 0 Comments · 959 Reads Print
Sesquicentennial year Christmas Carols Service of St. Benedict’s College “A Green Christmas”
CollegeSt. Benedict’s College will be hosting its sesquicentennial year Christmas Carols Service titled “A Green Christmas” on Saturday the 19th of December 2015, at St. Lucia’s Cathedral Kotahena. This inclusive service will contain Seasonal Carols and Music, and is expected to last no more than one hour and 30 minutes. The entrance procession will begin at 07.15 pm.

The service will be presented by The College Choir, Primary Choir & Western Band of St. Benedict’s College with
appearances by Choro Benedicte, The Jubilee Choir & Voice.Print.

The highlights of the programme will be as follows:

• The College Choir Presenting Traditional Christmas Carols in unique arrangements accompanied by the Colombo Brass Ensemble.
• Popular Christmas carols by the Primary Choir.
• The College Western Band Display
• Choro Benedicte’ an all-male ‘acappella’ group
• The Jubilee Choir from Our Own Show.
• Old Ben vocal band, Voice Print.
• Combined Choir of 150 voices
An offering by St. Benedict’s College, celebrating of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ!

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on December 15 2015 11:09:33 · 0 Comments · 891 Reads Print
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