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Obituary - Old Ben Old Ben Joe Gnanapragasam (Passed away in Toronto on 27th February 2016)
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform the passing away of Old Ben Joe Gnanapragasam (son of late Mr. A Gnanapragasam – past Geography Teacher and Prefect of games at SBC)

Late Joe played cricket for College in 1966.

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 29 2016 23:04:21 · 0 Comments · 949 Reads Print
BENS beat JOES by Innings and 27 Runs to win the MACK - CRONER Trophy
SportTall and lanky right-arm fast-bowler Geethal Fernando destroyed the Josephian batting claiming a match bag of 14 wickets for 70 Runs (7 for 16 in the first innings including a hat-trick and 7 for 54 in the second innings) as St. Benedict’s College annihilated St. Joseph’s College by Innings and 27 runs in the Schools annual traditional encounter played for the Mack-Croner trophy which was concluded at Kotahena today. (20th Feb 2016)

Bens skipper Thulina Dilshan won the toss and elected to field first and after being 25 for 1, the Josephian batting crumbled lasting only 14.4 overs. Eight batsmen fell without troubling the scores.In the 13th over, Geethal picked up a hat-trick taking the wickets of Shevon Fonseka, Malshan Rodrigo and Charuka Raveen.

This is the first outright win in the 7th encounter played for the MACK - CRONER Trophy in memory of two great players from the two schools Malcolm Mack and Trevor Croner of St. Benedict’s College and St. Joseph’s College respectively. Bens last beat Joes 13 years ago in 2003 under the captaincy of Jeremy Saverymuthapulle.

Geethal Fernando was adjudged The Man of the Match and Best Bowler, while Shehan Fernando won the award for the Best Batsman.

St. Joseph’s College – 39 all out in 14.4 overs – Kevin Corteling 15, Revan Kelly 14, Geethal Fernando 7/16, Poorna Charuka 2/20 and following on, 134 all out - Geethal Fernando 7/54, Madushan Kularatne 2 for 50.

St. Benedict’s College – 200/7 Declared - Shehan Fernando 61 not out, 35, Poorna Charuka 37 not out, Dinetha Basnayake 20, Madushan Kularatne 24

Congratulations to the team, MIC Mr. Vivian Saverymuthapulle and Coach for this resounding victory which has brought great honour to our Alma Mater.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 20 2016 13:27:17 · 0 Comments · 954 Reads Print
Used Billiards & Snooker Table (Made in UK) & Accessories for Sale
OBU, ColomboThe Billiards & Snooker Table located at Old Bens Sports Club, 383 Bloemendhal Road, Kotahena,Colombo 13.(At the St.Benedict's College, Playground , Pavilion) is for immediate disposal to the highest offer, with preference to old boys.

The table which is about 50 Years old & was used for tournaments too is ideal for Sports & Recreation Clubs, Hotels, Holiday Bungalows, Condo & Apartment Gymnasiums or Recreation Centres or Serious Sport Enthusiasts.

Registered Trade mark THURSTON & CO LTD, Leicester SQRE, London
The New Patent - STAN FAST CUSHION

Accessories Include a set of Billiards & Snooker Balls, 07 cues, 04 rests, Custom Made Light Fittings with 06 lamps

can be viewed from 10 am to 10 pm
Contact Mr. Kumar Sabaratnam 0777587810,or E-mail: phil@sltnet.lk

Details of the table manufacturer can also be viewed on the company website http://www.snookerheritage.co.uk/company-histories/thurston-co/

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 05 2016 11:39:56 · 0 Comments · 1185 Reads Print
Obituary - Mrs. Francisca Martin (Dearly beloved Mother of Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform the passing away of Mrs. Francisca Martin (Dearly beloved Mother of Old Benedictines late Johnny Martin, Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin, Anslem Martin and of late Tony Martin)

Remains lie at residence 62/3, Peiris Avenue, Kalubowila, Dehiwela

Cortege leaves residence on Sunday, 7th February 2016 at 2.30 p.m. for Holy Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Dehiwela (3 p.m.) followed by Burial at Borella Kanatte at 4.30 p.m.

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

Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin - 0773277722
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 05 2016 11:06:29 · 0 Comments · 925 Reads Print
Old Bens veterans champs at soccer masters
Old Bens veterans beat Kurunegala Veterans by 3 - 0 at the finals, played on 31st January 2016 at St. Benedict's College grounds.

Congratulations to our victorious Old Bens veterans who have won the trophy for the third time.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 01 2016 12:31:42 · 0 Comments · 949 Reads Print
Camillus Champs at the Annual Inter House Athletic meet
SportCamillus House with 463 points, emerged champions at the Annual Inter House Athletic meet held on 30th January 2016 at the Sugathadasa International Stadium.

Luke House with 366 points, Cassian House with 326 and Claude House 316 finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively.

Rev. Bro. Granville Perera (F.S.C.) – Managing Director of Dyagala Boys’ Town, Ragama and former Director of St. Benedict’s College (2003 – 2011) graced the occasion as chief guest and distributed the awards..
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 01 2016 12:09:42 · 0 Comments · 1002 Reads Print
OLD BENS VETERANS IN FINALS OF SOCCER MASTERS
OBU, ColomboOld Bens veterans captained by Donald Fernando entered the finals of the soccer masters annual 11 a side tournament for the third time in the last 5 years.

They will now meet the Kurunegala Veterans at the finals to be played on 31st January 2016 (Sunday) at St. Benedict's College grounds at 4.15 pm.

On their way to the finals, Bens defeated Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia SC 4- 0, Aluthkade SC 1- 0, Colpetty SC 4 -0, Petersons SC 1- 0 (Quarter finals) and Super Stars SC 2 -0 (Semifinals)

We wish our veterans the best of luck in their pursuit of yet another championship victory.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 29 2016 00:10:31 · 0 Comments · 1136 Reads Print
Inter house Athletic Meet - 30th January 2016
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 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 27 2016 22:55:23 · 0 Comments · 1839 Reads Print
Obituary - Old Ben Joseph Anthony Leo Fernando
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform the passing away of Old Ben Joseph Anthony Leo Fernando in Texas USA. Beloved father of Old Ben Ranvir (played Rugby for College in early 90's.)

JOSEPH ANTHONY LEO FERNANDO. Born on 26 August 1945, Colombo Sri Lanka, passed away on 21st January 2016 in Richardson Texas USA. Preceded in death by his Parents, Survived by his loving wife Pam, daughters Kavita and Radhini and son Ranvir, son-in law Chamnindra, daughter-in-law Christine, grandsons Liam and Keaton, sisters, Shirley, Chithra, Amala, Indrani and brother Reginald, Leo never met a stranger, loved making jokes and was the life of the party. He enjoyed daily Catholic Mass, morning walks and fun times with his grandsons. The date for the service in Sri Lanka is to be decided by the family in due course. No Flowers please, by request.
- See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/obituaries/single/Obituary-Notice/1813#sthash.69pszBth.dpuf

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 25 2016 02:10:19 · 0 Comments · 863 Reads Print
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 · 901 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 · 859 Reads Print
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