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Bens retain Rev. Bro. Alexander Memorial Trophy
|St. Benedict’s College beat St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala convincingly by 48 points ( 4 Goals & 4 Tries) to Nil, and recorded their sixth consecutive victory in the Schools Under 20 Singer League Rugby Tournament match played on Friday, 17th May 2013 at St. Benedict’s College Grounds.|
Nimesh Gimhana was adjudged best player for his four tries scored. C Desmond, Ravindhu Madhushanka, Nimesh Silva and Dilukshan Weeraratne were the other try scores, while Fly Half Malith Deshan converted four tries.
St. Benedict’s College lead the series 4-1
Obituary - Old Benedictine Shihan Nanayakkara (1990 Batch)
|We are sad to inform the sudden demise of Old Ben Shihan Nanayakkara of the 1990 Batch, who passed away under tragic circumstances. Remains will lie at residence No. 15, Weerasinghe Mawatha, Waragoda, Kelaniya (After 7 A.M. tomorrow, 19th May 2013) |
Funeral will take place tomorrow Sunday, 19th May 2013 at 3.00 P.M. to St Anne’s Church Burial Grounds, Wattala
Obituary - Old Benedictine Mariyadasan Bastian (Beloved Brother of Old Ben Chandra Bastian – Council Member of the OBU)
|We are sad to inform the demise of Old Benedictine Mariyadasan Bastian, on 17th May 2013. (Beloved Brother of Old Ben Chandra Bastian – Council Member of the OBU)|
Remains lie at residence Kirimetiyana Estate, Lunuwila. (Close to Cey-Nor Foundation – Wennapuwa). Funeral will take place tomorrow Sunday, 19th May 2013 at 4.00 P.M.
BENS CHAMPS at De La Salle Jubilee Meet
|St. Benedict’s College emerged champions at the De La Salle Diamond Jubilee Athletic meet concluded at St. Xavier’s College, Mannar on 11th May 2013. Nine Schools run by the De La Salle Brothers, St. Anne’s College Kurunegala, De Mazenod College Kandana, St. Benedict’s College, St. Xavier’s College Mannar and five other schools in the Mannar district participated at the Athletic Meet to mark 50 years of the De La Salle Brothers in Mannar.|
Noteworthy Achievements by the Champions,
Under 13 - 100 meters, 1st Place – Deeshan Fernando
Under 15 - 100 meters, 1st Place – Yohan
Under 17 – 200 meters, 3rd Place – Poorna Chamika
Under 17 – 400 meters, 2nd Place – Lahiru Cooray
Under 19 – 100 meters, 2nd Place – Jagath Silva
Under 21 – 200 meters, 2nd Place – Lakshan Silva
Under 21 – 400 meters, 2nd Place – M. Athauda Madushanka
Under 13 – 4 x 100 meters, Relay – 1st Place
Under 15 – 4 x 100 meters, Relay – 1st Place
Under 17 – 4 x 100 meters, Relay – 1st Place
Under 19 – 4 x 100 meters, Relay – 2nd Place
Under 21 – Medley Relay – 1st Place
Open Event Relay – 1st Place
The main feature of the competition was that each Athlete was permitted to take part in only one event.
St. Benedict’s College Celebrate De La Salle Day – 16th May 2013
|The feast of Patron Saint John Baptist De La Salle will be celebrated at St. Benedict's College on Thursday, 16th May 2013 with Holy Mass at St. Lucia's Cathedral, followed by an assembly at the College premises.|
Rev. Bro. Director, Bro. Janaka Fonsaka will also be celebrating 25 years since receiving his first vows in furthering the De La Salle mission throughout his life.. We wish Rev. Bro. Janaka, Gods abundant blessings and all the very best, and also thank him for the dedicated service rendered to St. Benedict’s College in different capacities during the past years.
St. Benedict’s College meet St. Anne's College, for Rev. Bro. Alexander Memorial Trophy
|The Annual Rugby encounter between St. Benedict’s College and St. Anne’s College Kurunegala, will be played for the REV. BRO. ALEXANDER MEMORIAL TROPHY, on Friday, 17th May 2013 at St. Benedict’s College Grounds commencing 4.30 p.m. The junior match is schedule to Kick Off at 3.00 p.m.|
St. Benedict's College lead the series 3-1, as the inaugural encounter was won by St. Anne's College.
St. Benedict’s College has been performing creditably well this season winning five of the six matches played to date, in the Inter schools Singer under 20 Rugby League Division 1C Tournament.
Despite losing the opening match to Piliyandala Central College, in a keenly contested encounter, the Benedictines haven’t looked back since, as they recorded five consecutive victories for the season, overpowering the defenses of Royal College, Panadura, St Thomas College, Matale, Maliyadeva College, Kurunagala, Lalith Athuladhmudhali Vidyalaya and Dharmapala Vidyalaya, Pannipitiya.
Let’s all rally and support our young lads to victory on Friday, 17th May 2013.
Benedictine, Ordained a Priest – Rev. Fr. Kamal Nishantha Fernando
|12 Deacons of the Archdiocese of Colombo were ordained priests on Saturday the 20th April 2013 at St. Lucia's Cathedral, Kotahena. His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, presided at the Sacerdotal Ordination ceremony together with the Auxiliary Bishop Maxwell Silva and Archbishops Emeriti Nicholas Marcus Fernando and Oswald Gomis.|
Among the newly ordained priests, was Rev. Fr. Kamal Nishantha Fernando, a past pupil of St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena. Rev. Fr. Kamal Nishantha is a member of the “Class of 90” Batch, and his first assignment has been to serve as a staff member at the Loyola College, Negombo, where yet another loyal Benedictine Priest, Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin, is Rector.
It is a blessing in disguise for Rev. Fr. Kamal Nishantha to be able to serve and be groomed under a revered mentor, Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin.
We wish Rev. Fr. Kamal Nishantha Fernando, good luck and God’s blessings in abundance in his new assignment, serving in the vineyard of the Almighty!
Athletic meet to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Arrival of De La Salle Brothers in Mannar
|The Athletes from St. Benedict's College from age groups under 13 to under 21 are taking part in a Grand Athletic meet on 11th May at St. Xavier's College grounds, Mannar. The Athletes from all the Lassallian schools in Sri Lanka are taking part in this meet to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Arrival of De La Salle Brothers in Mannar.|
YET ANOTHER WIN FOR THE BENS, Beat Dharmapala Vidyalaya – at RUGBY
|The Benedictines continued their winning streak as they beat Dharmapala Vidyalaya, convincingly by 19 ( 2 Goal, 1 Try) to 5 and recorded their fifth consecutive victory in the Schools Under 20 Singer League Rugby Tournament match played at CR&FC Grounds, yesterday. (8th May). |
The Try scorers for the Bens were Nimesh Gimhan, Shehan perera and Ravindu madhushan while two of the tries were converted by Malintha Deshan.
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