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G.C.E. O/L Seminar for Sinhala Language & Literature
The Sinhala Literary Union of St. Benedict's College organized a special seminar on 17th of September & 02nd October in order to uplift the results of the O/L 2013.
This Sinhala seminar was conducted by Mr. Keerthi Ashoka (M.A., M.Phil., P.G.D. Edu.)
Our sincere thanks to '96 batch for their sponsorship towards this project.
 Posted by HHSaram on October 03 2013 05:00:28 · 0 Comments · 527 Reads Print
Obituary - Old Ben Walter Rupasinghe (Former General Secretary of the OBU in the 1960's)
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform the demise of very loyal and dedicated Old Benedictine Walter Rupasinghe. He was the former General Secretary of St. Benedict's College Old Boys’ Union in the 1960’s.
Also the former High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in Canada, former secretary to the Ministry of Shipping, Tourism & aviation, former Director, Carson Cumberbatch PLC and Tourist Board.

Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlor. Cortege leaves TODAY, 1st October 2013 at 3.00 p.m. for service at Cinnamon Gardens Baptist Church at 3.30 p.m. and thereafter for Cremation at Borella Kanatte at 5.00 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 October 01 2013 00:33:06 · 0 Comments · 449 Reads Print
Obituary - Former Bens Cricketer Sinclair Perera passes away
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform you the passing away of Old Ben Sinclair Mervyn Perera on Sunday after a brief illness. He was a former Benedictine cricketer of the 1960s and played in Sunil Fernando's inter- schools cricket champion team of 1964. On leaving school he took to planting and at the time of his death was Director, Plantations Trust.

Remains of late Sinclair Perera lie at No: 14C, Melford Crescent, Dehiwela. Cortege leaves residence on Wednesday 02nd October at 4.00 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery Kanatte (R.C. Section).

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

PERERA - SINCLAIR MERVYN WHILEM - Director Plantations Trust. Beloved husband of Shirani, son of the late Hector and Felecia Perera, son-in-law of the late Dr Oswin and Lolita Fernando, beloved brother of the late Tyronne, Aubrey (USA) and Adrian (USA), brother-in-law of Monica, Beverly, Surani, Sri Kanthi, Indrani, Dr Chithrangani and Poovi, passed away peacefully. Cortege leaves residence on Wednesday 02nd October at 4.00 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery Kanatte (R.C. Section). No.14C, Melford Crescent, Dehiwala.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 30 2013 23:55:19 · 0 Comments · 406 Reads Print
Rev. Bro. Director appoints Steering Committee for SBC Sesquicentennial Year Celebrations
Mr. Nimal Perera and Mr. Dudley Thambinayagam were appointed Co-Chairmen, while Mr. Lal Silva was appointed Deputy Chairman, by Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka – Director SBC, at the Inaugural meeting of the steering committee held on 18th September 2013 at the Board Room of the UDA, in preparation for St. Benedict’s College 150 year Celebrations in 2015.

In his welcome address, Rev Bro Director graciously thanked all members of the steering committee for their loyalty and commitment in undertaking this mammoth task in preparing for the 150th anniversary of St. Benedict’s College. He mentioned that the task ahead and the many events planned for the Sesquicentennial Year Celebrations are significant and that he has the belief and confidence that this steering committee will deliver, to make the celebration a grand success.

Furthermore, M/S Darrel Ludowyke, Andrew Samuel, Maurice Jegarajasingham and Jeremy Adams were appointed as the Secretary, Asst. Secretary, Treasurer and Asst. Treasurer of the committee respectively.

Chairpersons for the respective sub-committees too were appointed and were given the liberty of appointing their respective teams.

The steering committee believes that the loyal global Benedictine fraternity will rally round in support, and pay tribute to our Alma Mater as we await the countdown to join in the celebrations in 2015.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 26 2013 12:17:07 · 0 Comments · 602 Reads Print
Shakespeare Drama Competition 2013
CollegeRoyal College, Ananda College, D.S. Senanayake MV and Maris Stella College – Negombo, qualified to the finals of the Inter School Shakespeare Drama Competition 2013, at the semi-finals held yesterday at the Lionel Wendt Theater.

St. Benedict’s College performing an extract from ‘Hamlet’, and St. Joseph’s College, St. Peter’s College and St. Thomas’ College failed to impress the judges, in-spite of their excellent performances.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 12 2013 01:39:26 · 0 Comments · 377 Reads Print
Senior journalist Old Ben Elmo Rodrigopulle - felicitated at the Dialog/Sri Lanka Cricket awards ceremony 2013
OBU, ColomboSenior journalist Elmo Rodrigopulle with over 50 years of sports writing particularly cricket for the Times Group and Lake House Group, and in helping the progress and development of the game was honoured and felicitated at the Dialog/Sri Lanka Cricket awards ceremony 2013 held at the Grand Ballroom, Waters Edge on Tuesday. Picture shows Rodrigopulle receiving his award from Hirantha Perera, Assistant Secretary SLC .

Rodrigopulle played and captained his school St Benedict’s College. His crowning moment was when he captured a hat trick against St. Peter’s College. He later played for Tamil Union, BRC, Colts and Saracens. He was the first to score a century when limited over cricket for the Browns Trophy was introduced in 1972. He achieved this feat for Saracens against his old club Tamil Union. Rodrigopulle also has centuries in Sara Trophy and Donovan Andree Trophy to his credit. He also played for the Board President’s X1 against Hong Kong in 1972 under the captaincy of Michael Tissera. He was an all-rounder (Rright hand bat and leg spin/googly bowler).

On behalf of the global Benedictine fraternity, we congratulate our loyal Old Ben Elmo Rodrigopulle for his dedicated service and commitment rendered to the sporting world and also the honour brought to our Alma mater, and wish him good health and God’s abundant blessings in his future endeavors.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 12 2013 01:35:50 · 0 Comments · 511 Reads Print
Shakespeare Drama Competition –Tomorrow (11th September 2013)
CollegeThe Semi Finals of the prestigious Inter School Shakespeare Drama Competition 2013 will be held at the Lionel Wendt Theater, tomorrow. The competition which is been held for the last 40 years has attracted many leading schools. St. Benedict’s College will perform their act at 3.00 p.m.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 10 2013 14:23:06 · 0 Comments · 428 Reads Print
Cricket and Rugby Teams Felicitated
Sport The Old Boys' Union, Cricket Wing, Dance Committee and the Rugby Wing, jointly felicitated the College first XI cricket team (2012-13) and the First XV Rugby team (2012-13) at an Assembly held at College on 9th September 2013. Distinguished Old Ben Ranjith Fernando graced occasion as chief guest, along with loyal Old Ben Felix Dias. Members from the OBU, DF, Welfare Society, OBSC, Dance Committee, Cricket and Rugby Wings were also present at this ceremony.
Plaques, donated by the OBU and Travelling Bags donated by the Dance Committee were presented to the Cricketers, recognizing their unique achievement of emerging runners-up at the recently concluded All-Island Schools Div One Knockout cricket tournament.

Two cricket Bats were donated by Old Ben Gemunu Perera to the college cricket team in memory of his beloved father, Old Ben Edward Perera who captained the College Cricket and Soccer Teams in the year 1941.

Meanwhile, Medallions were presented to the Rugby team by the Rugby Wing on their remarkable achievement of emerging runners-up, at the recently concluded All-Island Schools under 20, segment “C” Rugby Tournament. The team won eight of their nine matches played and with this achievement, were promoted to play in the segment ‘B’ Tournament next year.


 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 10 2013 13:52:14 · 0 Comments · 648 Reads Print
CIMA Sponsor Cricket Kits to the College Cricket Team
Mr. Radley Stephens – Country Head & Regional Manager for South Asia for CIMA, presented cricket kits to the College cricket team, sponsored by CIMA for yet another year, which was received by the cricket captain Yohan Soyza. This sponsorship was initiated few years back by Loyal Old Benedictine Bradley Emerson - Regional Director, Middle-East, South Asia and North Africa for CIMA.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 10 2013 13:40:05 · 0 Comments · 292 Reads Print
BENS Rugby Wing – Committee for 2013/14
SportThe Annual General Meeting of the Bens Rugby Wing, for the year 2013/14 was held on Saturday, 31st August 2013 at the College premises.

The following members were elected to the office for the year 2013/14.
President - Lucian Siriwardena
Secretary - Mevan Rajeeve
Treasurer - Sohan Milinda
Vice Presidents - P. A. Gorden, Rajive Disanayaka, Kavindra Dasanayaka, Anil Silva and S. Bopearacchi
Assistant Secretary - Ahamed Basheer
Assistant Treasurer - Gamunu Perera
Committee Members - Gihan Thushara, Kaushalya Perera, Shanith Bandara, Dinesh Perera, Suranga Gunarathne, Clyed Gabriel, Anilal Fernando, Anton Delaxon Peiris, Suranjith Karunarathna and Sujith Silva
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 10 2013 03:12:46 · 0 Comments · 285 Reads Print
Obituary - Old Ben Aloysius Kattar
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform you the passing away of Loyal Old Ben Kattar Aloysius. (Chairman of Free Lanka Group)

Late Aloysius was a very loyal and distinguish Benedictine who always was willing to supported, and he also sponsored the Floodlights at the College Swimming Pool Complex.

Remains lie at No.2, 6th Lane, Colombo 3. Cortege leaves residence on Saturday 7th September at 3.30 p.m. for burial at Roman Catholic Section, General Cemetery, Kanatte, Borella at 4.30 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 September 06 2013 03:46:21 · 0 Comments · 670 Reads Print
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Virosh Fernando
24/07/2014 07:55
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 05:08
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 08:25
Hi, please advise the details about the Annual Dinner Dance - 2012.

02/10/2012 14:42
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

10/09/2012 12:40
Greetings Bens!

Santha Perera
30/06/2012 02:16
Why wasn't Jason Perera who is representing SL U-19 Cricket given prominence on this page?

Santha Perera
24/12/2011 00:50
Wish all OLD BENS & their families a MERRY CHRISTMAS. Santha Perera & Family

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