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St. Benedict’s to host Sesquicentennial Year Double Wicket Cricket Tournament
SportSt. Benedict’s 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 25 and 26 April 2015 at the school’s 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. Benedict’s College, past cricket Captain Basil Perera who will be ably assisted by a dynamic committee comprising all past cricketers who have represented St. Benedict’s at the senior level during their heyday.
At present 16 schools have confirmed their participation, namely St. Benedict’s College, Royal College Colombo, S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia, St. Joseph’s College Colombo, St. Peter’s College Colombo, Ananda College Colombo, St. Aloysius College Galle, St. John’s College Jaffna, St. Anthony’s College Katugastota, Prince of Wales Moratuwa, St. Anthony’s College Wattala, St. Mary’s College Chilaw, De La Salle College Colombo, St. Sebastian’s College Moratuwa, De Mazenod College Kandana and St. Anne’s College Kurunegala.

Attractive cash prizes will be on offer. All cricket lovers are cordially invited to be present and cheer on their respective school.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on April 05 2015 23:30:06 · 0 Comments · 245 Reads Print
St Benedicts College 1st XV Rugby Season
SportSt Benedicts College 1st XV Rugby team will be out for the first time for the 2015 season against Prince of Wales College tomorrow at Science College Grounds, Mount Lavania with the kick off scheduled at 4.30 P.M.

The team is captained by 3rd year player Mishmal Perera and coached by Bharatha Hegoda (Ex Sri Lankan and CH&FC) and assisted by Nishantha Boppearachi (ex Sri Lankan and Havelocks)

The 1st round Schedule matches are as follows.

20th March - Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa at Science College Grounds, Mount Lavinia

27th March - Lalith Athulathmudali College, Mt. Lavinia at Home

9th April - Ananda College at Sugathadasa Stadium

21st April - St. Sylvester's College, Kandy at Bogambara Stadium

7th May - Thurstan College at Home


We wish our players all the best and hope that they keep the Green & White flag flying high.

A special word of thanks to the Old Boys’ Rugby Wing for their tremendous support extended in improving the standard of Rugby at College.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on March 19 2015 06:34:20 · 0 Comments · 271 Reads Print
The College Cricket Team 2015
SportThe College Cricket Team with their new Blazer outfit. The Blazer material was donated by Mr. Fowzil Hameed – Director, Hameedias.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on March 19 2015 00:45:18 · 0 Comments · 262 Reads Print
'WAY OF THE CROSS' - Organised by the Religious Committee of the OBU - THURSDAY, 12TH MARCH 2015 @ 5.30 P.M.
OBU, ColomboAs we are into the Lent season, The Religious Committee of the OBU headed by Mr. Kenneth Dabrera has taken the leadership in organising a ‘Way of the Cross’ at the College premises on Thursday, 12th March 2015 at 5.30 p.m. at the College Quadrangular.

let us all rally together as one family to express our love and devotion to our heavenly father, by meditating on the Christ's journey to Calvary.

Rev. Bro. Bonerventure, once again has come forward to assist us in conducting this way of the Cross with an appropriate theme “Family Centered way of the Cross”

Your attendance and punctuality will be greatly appreciated.

ALL ARE WELCOME!
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on March 09 2015 01:39:25 · 0 Comments · 306 Reads Print
Issuing of Grade 1 Application Forms for the year 2016 - on 14th & 21st March 2015
CollegeThe application forms for Grade 1 (for year 2016) will be issued on Saturday’s 14th and 21st March 2015 from 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon on each day at the premises of St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena.

Parents are required to bring along the following documents to obtain the application form.

 Child's original Birth Certificate (01/Feb/2010 to 31/Jan/2011)
 Child's original Baptismal Certificate
 Parents original Church Marriage Certificate
 Parents National Identity Cards
 Parish Family Book
 Documents to prove your permanent residence
 OBU Membership Card (If Father is an Old Boy)
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on March 09 2015 01:37:39 · 0 Comments · 339 Reads Print
Obituary - Old Benedictine Susil Fernando at the age of 62 (1972 Batch
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform the passing away of Old Benedictine Susil Fernando at the age of 62. (1972 Batch) Brother-in-law of Old Ben Anura De Silva (Vice President - OBSC and CEO - Football Federation of SL)

Late Susil Fernando represented the College 1st XI team at soccer during the season 1971/72.

Remains lie at 85/1 Pickerings Road, Kotahena.

Cortege leaves residence, Sunday, 8th March 2015 at 3.30 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery, 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 March 06 2015 03:33:24 · 0 Comments · 278 Reads Print
Fourth outright win for BENS
SportSt. Benedict’s College registered their fourth outright win for the season beating St. Servatius' College, Matara by 6 wickets in their inter-schools under 19 cricket encounter concluded at Kotahena today. (3rd March) Set a target of 76 in 14 overs, Bens scored the required runs in 12.4 overs.

St. Servatius' : 73 All out (Geethika Jayatilleke 3/04 and Geethal Fernando 5/41) and 164 All out (Geethika Jayatilleke 5/54, Geethal Fernando 2/25 and Ruvinda Niwnhella 2/43)

St. Benedict’s : 162 All out (Maheal Jayalath 42, Ruvishka Thiyagarajah 40, Janidu Karunatileka 31, Navod Abeysinghe 21) and 79 for 4 in 12.4 overs (Nimesh Fonseka 25, Thulina Dilshan 17 and Geethika Jayatilleke 15 n.o.)
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on March 03 2015 09:49:31 · 0 Comments · 259 Reads Print
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 · 312 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 · 277 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 · 539 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 · 295 Reads Print
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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

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