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Bens retain Rev. Bro. Alexander Memorial Trophy
SportSt. 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
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 18 2013 09:03:04 · 0 Comments · 150 Reads Print
Obituary - Old Benedictine Shihan Nanayakkara (1990 Batch)
ObituaryWe 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
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 18 2013 08:34:54 · 0 Comments · 961 Reads Print
Obituary - Old Benedictine Mariyadasan Bastian (Beloved Brother of Old Ben Chandra Bastian – Council Member of the OBU)
ObituaryWe 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.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 18 2013 08:33:59 · 0 Comments · 180 Reads Print
St. Benedict’s College Celebrate De La Salle Day – Silver Jubilee of Rev. Bro. Director & Mr. Lal Silva
CollegeThe feast of Patron Saint John Baptist De La Salle was celebrated at St. Benedict's College on Thursday, 16th May 2013 with Holy Mass at St. Lucia's Cathedral, followed by an assembly and felicitation ceremony at the College in honour of Rev. Bro. Director and Mr. Lal Silva.

Rev. Bro. Director, Bro. Janaka Fonsaka celebrating 25 years since receiving his first vows in furthering the De La Salle mission throughout his life, while Mr. Lal Silva who is a member of the tutorial staff also celebrated 25 years of teaching at St. Benedict’s College.

We wish our dear Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka God’s abundant blessings on reaching this milestone and implore God to bless him with the grace and strength to continue his ministry in the Lasallian Vineyard, and also thank our beloved teacher Mr. Lal Silva, for his dedicated service rendered to St. Benedict’s College during the past two and a half decades, and wish him good luck and God’s blessings in his future endeavor.

Pix By St. Benedict's College "Media Unite"
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 17 2013 02:03:41 · 0 Comments · 315 Reads Print
BENS CHAMPS at De La Salle Jubilee Meet
SportSt. 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.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 15 2013 12:30:27 · 0 Comments · 496 Reads Print
St. Benedict’s College Celebrate De La Salle Day – 16th May 2013
CollegeThe 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.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 14 2013 12:46:41 · 0 Comments · 247 Reads Print
St. Benedict’s College meet St. Anne's College, for Rev. Bro. Alexander Memorial Trophy
CollegeThe 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.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 13 2013 01:41:54 · 0 Comments · 199 Reads Print
Benedictine, Ordained a Priest – Rev. Fr. Kamal Nishantha Fernando
OBU, Colombo12 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!
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 11 2013 13:55:12 · 0 Comments · 609 Reads Print
Sinhala & Tamil New Year Festival celebrated at the Primary
CollegeWith the leadership of Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka – Director, St. Benedict’s College and under the guidance of Rev. Bro. Benedict Bonaventure – Principal, Primary Section, the College Primary celebrated the Sinhala & Tamil New Year Festival in a grand style depicting the customs and traditions of the new year. Events such as the “Avurudu Kumari” and “Avurudu Kumara”, “Kana Mutti”, “Aliyata Esa Thabeema” were among the many events which thrilled the students and was a fun to watch.

Rev. Bro. Denzil Perera - Provincial Visitor, graced the occasion as the chief guest.

Our sincere appreciation to the organizing committee for conducting this event, which would have definitely given the opportunity for the students to experience the traditions and values of the Sinhala & Tamil New Year celebrations.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 10 2013 13:38:20 · 0 Comments · 205 Reads Print
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.
 Posted by HHSaram on May 10 2013 03:15:46 · 0 Comments · 159 Reads Print
YET ANOTHER WIN FOR THE BENS, Beat Dharmapala Vidyalaya – at RUGBY
SportThe 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.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on May 08 2013 23:56:34 · 0 Comments · 145 Reads Print
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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

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What about the Prefects investiture for year 2013????

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Wishing all Old Bens & their families a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Hi, please advise the details about the Annual Dinner Dance - 2012.

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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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Why wasn't Jason Perera who is representing SL U-19 Cricket given prominence on this page?

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Wish all OLD BENS & their families a MERRY CHRISTMAS. Santha Perera & Family

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Could someone please publish the cricket fixtures for 2011/12 season. Also would appreciate if the scores are updated on the web.

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