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Benedictines take on Dharmapala Vidyalaya at Rugby
|St. Benedict’s College will meet Dharmapala Vidyalaya in their Schools Singer League Rugby under 20 tournament match, tomorrow, Wednesday, 8th May 2013 at CR&FC Grounds, Longdon Place commencing 2.00 p.m.|
Bens continue their winning streak at Rugby
|A last Minute try by No8 C. Desmond, enabled St. Benedict’s College to record their 4th consecutive victory in the Schools Under 20 Singer League Rugby Tournament match played at Sugathadas Stadium yesterday. (4th May). |
The Benedictines were well placed leading at half time 19 – 12. However, Lalith Athuladhmudhali Vidyalaya fought back hard to take the lead just five minutes before the final whistle, 26-24. A valiant effort at the dying stages of the game saw Bens go over the line to win the match 31-26.
The Other Try scorers for St. Benedict’s College were Prince Milroy, A. Anthony, M. L. Perera and Ravindu Madhushanka, while three of the tries were converted by Malith Deshan.
Please find the link for the Winning Try.(The last minute try by No 8 Desmond)
Benedictines encounter Lalith Athulathmudali Vidyalaya at Rugby
|St. Benedict’s College will meet Lalith Athulathmudali Vidyalaya, Mount Lavinia in their Schools Singer League Rugby under 20 segment one match on Saturday, 4th May 2013 at the Sugathadasa Stadium commencing 4.00 p.m.|
Bens in third Consecutive win at RUGBY
|St. Benedict’s College, registered their third consecutive win this season beating Royal College, Panadura by 24 points to 22 in the Singer League Rugby under 20 segment one match played at CR&FC Grounds yesterday. (25th April 2013)|
In their previous outings, Bens outplayed St Thomas College, Matale by 72 points to Nil, and also got the better of Maliyadeva College, Kurunagala, beating them by 18 points to 17.
However, the Benedictines lost their first match of the season going down to Piliyandala Central College, in a keenly contested match by 24 points to 22.
The young and talented Bens are led by 2nd year player and full back Aravinth Fernando and Nimesh Silva who plays center as his deputy. The team is coached by former Issipathana and CH & FC and Sri Lankan player Baratha Hegoda.
Funeral Arrangements of late Old Ben Bosco Fonseka
|The funeral of late Old Ben Bosco Fonseka will take place tomorrow, Thursday 25th April 2013 at 4.00 p.m.|
Cortege leaves residence No 291/3, Stanly Thilakarathne Mawatha, Nugegoda. (Jubilee Post junction), for Burial at St. Thomas Church burial grounds, Kotte.
Dear Bosco was more than just a singer & musician. He did have a high musical pedigree since his father Bonnie Fonseka, was a former & famous music teacher in College, but Bosco himself was an outstanding & proud product of St Benedict's with a brilliant academic record that enabled him to enter University from the science stream and obtain a degree from the Colombo campus.
Bosco also served in the OBU Council and his contribution towards the development of the College is commendable. He sang with the College choir and then teamed up with his buddy Denzil to perform as a popular singing duo in the style of the Everly Brothers and they performed with distinction at "Our Own Show" organized by Rev. Bro. Edward during the lunch break at the College hall. He was therefore, more than just an ordinary student and was a founder member of the Choro Benedicte and was the choral director of the Saints and a member of LG Singers at the time of his untimely demise.
Bens young and Old, it would be most appropriate that we all rally together to bid a tearful farewell to our dear Old Ben Bosco who has always been so loyal to our Alma Mater and supported the college in many ways.
As a mark of respect, I kindly request all old boys to attend the funeral, dressed in College / OBU Tie.
Obituary -Loyal Old Ben and famous musician Bosco Fonseka
|It is with profound sadness we inform the demise of loyal Old Ben and famous musician Bosco Fonseka this morning. |
Late Bosco was a pioneer member of the famed Old Benedictine Choir ‘Choro Benedicte’, and thereafter along with Denzil Perera, were well known as the famous Benedictine duo Denzil & Bosco.
The Remains of late Bosco, will be brought to residence 291/3, Stanly Thilakarathne Mawatha, Nugegoda. (Jubilee Post junction) after 3 pm on Tuesday 23rd April 2013.
The funeral arrangements are as follows.
Cortege leaves residence on Thursday 25th April 2013 at 4.00 p.m. for Burial at St. Thomas Church Burial Grounds, Kotte Road, Pitakotte.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Obituary -Mrs. Maud Azalea de Silva (Dearly beloved Mother of loyal Old Bens Neil De Silva and of Old Ben Rohan De Silva, Mother-In-Law of Old Ben Tilak Pieries)
|It is with profound sadness we inform you, the passing away of Mrs. Maud Azalea de Silva (Dearly beloved Mother of loyal Old Bens Neil De Silva – Vice Patron of the Old Boys’ Union and Past Chairman of the OBU Dance Committee, and of Old Ben Rohan De Silva, Mother-In-Law of Old Ben Tilak Pieries), passed away peacefully yesterday. |
Remains will lie at residence (After 7.00 P.M. Tonight) at No. 55/1 Bishop's Road (off Station Road), Wattala.
Cortege leaves residence tomorrow, Sunday (21/4/13) at 3.00 p.m. for Burial at St. Anne’s Church burial grounds, Wattala.
The De Silva brothers and Tilak, have been always loyal to our Alma Mater and supported the college generously in all projects undertaken, and it would be most appropriate that we show our gratitude by rallying around them to share in their time of grief.
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Memorial Service for Late Old Ben Aloy Peiris on Friday, 19th April 2013
|It is with profound sadness we inform the demise of Old Ben Aloy Peiris, who passed away at the age of 91 and was cremated in UK in January 2013.|
According to his daughter (Charmini Anthony who is now in Sri Lanka), the Old Bens in UK gathered together and participated in the funeral service, and fulfilled the families’ wish by granting him a Benedictine sendoff. (Late Old Ben Aloy Peiris was dressed wearing the College Tie, the casket draped with the College flag and the College Anthem too was played on CD and sung by the Old Bens present, and all arrangements were looked into by our ever loyal Ben Tony Mutukrishna)
The ashes of Late Old Ben Aloy Peiris will be laid to rest on 19th April 2013 at Madampitiya Cemetery, following a Memorial service at St. Lucia’s Cathedral at 4.00 p.m.
Late Old Ben Aloy Peiris was born in 1921 and had his entire education at St. Benedicts’ College and was a boarder at the College Hostel. He excelled in sports, captaining the college football team in 1940, and also represented the college cricket team and was an excellent Athlete too.
Bens young and Old, it would be appropriate that we all old boys, especially the old boarders, past cricketers and soccer players together with Rev. Fathers’ and Rev. Brothers affiliated to St. Benedict’s College, congregate at this memorial service and thereafter at the Burial site as a mark of respect to our loyal Old Ben, Late Aloy Peiris.
Bens fall short at 3 x 3 Basketball Tournament
|Royal College Colombo emerged champions when they edged out St. Benedict’s College by 14 points to 10 points in the boys final of the Schools under-18 3 x 3 Basketball tournament worked off at Henry Pedris Basketball Courts Colombo yesterday. (18th April)|
The tournament was organized by Sri Lanka Basketball Federation to pick a squad for the upcoming Asian under-18 Basketball tournament.
The match was keenly contested with both teams striving hard to score points. However the Royalists took the lead and defended their basket while increasing the gap. Sameera Chanaka netted 13 points for the winners. The Benedictine Poorna Nirmal obtained the highest no of points (five points) for the Bens.
Royal College ‘A’ team qualified for the finals by beating Royal College ‘B’ team by 12 points to 6 points in the semi finals, whiles St. Benedict’s College entered the finals beating De Lasalle College, 14 points to 10 points in the semis.
St. Benedict’s college emerged Runners-up at the All-Island Schools Cricket Tournament 2013
|St. Peter’s College got the better of St. Benedict’s College in the finals of the schools under 19 limited over cricket tournament 2013, played at Moors Grounds, Braybrooke Place today. (12th April)|
Winning the toss and batting first, St. Benedict’s College had a disastrous start losing wickets at regular intervals and were badly placed at one stage on 17 for 5, and was ultimately bowled out for a partly 59 in the 30th overs.
St. Peter’s College in reply, also lost wickets at regular intervals, however managed to knock off the runs in the 12th over for the loss of five wickets.
Bens should be proud of their achievement in emerging runners-up in a premier schools cricket tournament for the first time in the history of Benedictine cricket, where 67 teams from around the island contested for supremacy.
We wish the team good luck in their future encounters.
St. Benedict’s: 59 All-out in 30 overs
St. Peter’s : 62 for 5 in 12 overs
Wilsheyer Climber Adventure Camporee, 2013 - CHAMPIONS
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