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111th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict's College Old Boys' Union - Sunday 21st June 2015
OBU, ColomboThe Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union will be held on Sunday 21st June 2015 at the College premises, preceded by Holy Mass commencing 9.00 a.m. which will be presided over by His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Fidelis Fernando(Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo and Past Benedictine) and concelebrated by Old Benedictine priests, Rev. Dr. Noel Dias (Judicial Vicar of the Archbishop's House), Rev. Fr. Sagara Jayamanne (The Blessed Sacrament congregation) and Rev. Fr. Jude Angelo.

All Members are cordially invited to rally together at this prestigious event of the Old Boys’ Union, as we celebrate 111 years of loyal and dedicated service to our Alma Mater.

The annual session will be followed by a fellowship lunch and get-together at the Old Bens Sports Club.

Kindly contact the following, for Lunch Reservations: (Buffet Lunch – Rs. 750/-)
Stephen Corera- 0777 348417, Peter De Croos– 0776 396060, Anton Leon – 0714 805287, Darrel Ludowyke – 0777 414567 or any Council Member.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 11 2015 00:02:34 · 0 Comments · 439 Reads Print
“OUR OWN SHOW” Benedictine Musical Show at the BMICH on SATURDAY 6th June 2015
OBU, Colombo
Our own Bens Performing

One of a life time opportunity not to be missed

Hope you could make it to the BMICH this SATURDAY, 6th of June

Haven’t you purchased your Tickets as yet?
HURRY UP!!
Tickets are selling out fast
Contact JOEL SAVERYMUTHAPULLE on 075-5841083 for tickets

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 04 2015 14:42:08 · 0 Comments · 441 Reads Print
St. Benedict’s College gifted with a Bus and Van
CollegeSt. Benedict’s College Welfare Society donated a super luxury brand new 33 seat YUTONG Bus valued at 10.8 million and a brand new luxury TOYOTA 15 seat Van valued at 7.5 million to St. Benedict’s College, as a part of the 150th Jubilee celebrations. The handing over ceremony took place today (4th June 2015) at the College premises amidst a gathering of Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka, Director of St. Benedict’s College, Rev. Bro. Benedict Bonaventure, Principal Primary Section, Rev. Bro. Praveen Vaz, sports Coordinator, De La Salle Brothers, Teachers, Students, members of the Welfare Society and distinguish Old Boys.

Rev. Fr. Ciswan De Croos, the Parish Priest of St. Lucia’s Cathedral conducted the religious prayers and blessed the vehicles. Subsequently, Mr. Jeremy Adams - President of the Welfare Society and Mr. Kapila Silva - Treasurer, handed over the keys to the Bus and Van respectively to Rev. Bro. Director.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 04 2015 05:14:46 · 0 Comments · 698 Reads Print
Rugby – Bens beat St. John’s College 32-22
SportSt Benedict’s college defeated St John's college, Nugegoda by 32 points 22 in their inter schools knockout tournament played at the Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday. (27th May 2015). The first half was keenly contested with the score reading 12 all with both schools scoring a goal and a try each.

Bens got their act together after the turn around and scored four more tries to take the game away from St John's who managed to score only two tries in the second half.

We wish the Benedictines good luck as they progress in the remaining games of the knockout tournament.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 27 2015 23:23:32 · 0 Comments · 375 Reads Print
Obituary - Mrs. Concy Perera. (Beloved Mother of Rev. Bro. Bertram, F.S.C. - Past Director of St. Benedict's College)
ObituarySad to inform you the passing away of Mrs. Concy Perera. (Beloved Mother of Rev. Bro. Bertram, F.S.C. – Past Director of St. Benedict’s 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. Anne’s Church Cemetery, Wattala.

May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 25 2015 22:52:23 · 0 Comments · 456 Reads Print
La Sallian Inter Schools Invitation Swimming Championship 2015
SportHost, St. Benedict’s 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. Anthony’s College, Wattala and St. Benedict’s College participating in the age groups of under 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19. De Mazenod College finished runners-up while St. Anthony’s 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.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 24 2015 13:46:40 · 0 Comments · 384 Reads Print
Old Benedictine Anura de Silva leads Football Federation of Sri Lanka
SportFormer 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. Benedict’s 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.

Log into the following for more details on the AGM.
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/150524/sports/anura-de-silva-leads-ffsl-150464.html
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 24 2015 13:40:10 · 0 Comments · 422 Reads Print
La Sallian Swimming Championship
Sport As part of the Sesquicentennial year celebrations of St. Benedict’s 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. Anthony’s College, Wattala and St. Benedict’s 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 – Director SBC by Mr. Jeyam Perumal.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 21 2015 12:01:16 · 0 Comments · 365 Reads Print
“OUR OWN SHOW” Benedictine Musical Show at the BMICH on 6th June 2015 7.00 p.m
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 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 20 2015 06:20:04 · 0 Comments · 447 Reads Print
BENS emerge Champions at Colombo Zonal Athletic Meet 2015
SportFor the first time in the recent past, St. Benedict’s College we crowned Champions at Colombo Zonal Athletic Meet 2015, held recently at the Sugathadasa Stadium.

St. Benedict’s 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. Benedict’s 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.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 20 2015 05:10:21 · 0 Comments · 369 Reads Print
"OUR OWN SHOW" Benedictine Musical Show at the BMICH on 6th June 2015
CollegeCelebrating the Sesquicentennial year, (1865-2015) of St. Benedict’s College, the College and the past Benedictines have joined together in organizing a Benedictine Musical Show themed “OUR OWN SHOW” 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. Benedict’s College.

Featuring!

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


https://www.facebook.com/events/975501042480297/

www.wow.lk/deals/p/deal-of-our-own-show-by-st-benedicts-college-may15-colombo-sri-lanka/prod1580051/


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.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 19 2015 03:41:31 · 0 Comments · 422 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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