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Nimesh cracks 2nd Consecutive Centaury in drawn game vs St. Sebastian’s College
SportNimesh Fonseka cracked his 2nd consecutive century which included 14 x 4s and 4 x 6s, in the drawn Singer inter-schools under 19 division one match against St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa, concluded on 3rd February 2015.
He also made a superb century (126 Runs) against Royal College in their previous encounter.

St. Sebastian’s College batting first, occupied the entire day to be all out for 248 runs in 95 overs.
Play was restricted to only 70 overs on the second day due to rain and Bens in reply made 212 for 6 at close of play which was called off 9 overs prior to the scheduled time due to bad light.

St. Sebastian’s College: 248 all Out (Ruvindu Niwunhalla 4 for 78, Geethika Jayatileke 2 for 25)

St. Benedict’s College: 212 for 6 (Janindu Karunathilaka 33, Chenutha Silva 36, Nimesh Fonseka 116 n.o)
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 06 2015 03:24:46 · 0 Comments · 172 Reads Print
OBU, Victoria Annual Dinner Dance 2015

 Posted by webmaster on February 04 2015 06:02:29 · 0 Comments · 232 Reads Print
Sesquicentennial Celebrations - Inter House Athletic Meet of St. Benedict’s College – Held on SATURDAY, 31st January 2015
SportSesquicentennial Year Celebrations (1865-2015), commenced with the Annual Inter House Athletic Meet of St. Benedict’s College which was successfully held on Saturday, 31st January 2015 commencing 2.45 pm. at the Sugathadasa International Stadium.

Distinguished Old Ben, Felix Dias (Athletic Captain 1965 / Cricket Captain 1965 & 1966 / Head Prefect 1966 / Under 19 Champion Athlete 1963 and 1964) graced the occasion as chief guest and distributed the awards to the winners.

This being the Sesquicentennial Year Celebrations, the organising committee decided to combine both the Primary and Upper School and conduct meet on the same day, which concluded under floodlights. Perhaps, the first School in Sri Lanka to hold its Inter House Athletic Meet as a day-night event under floodlights.

The Rev. Bro. Alexander Cyrillus Memorial Challenge Shield for the Champion House (Upper School), donated by Mr. Saman Upasena, was won by Cassian House (612 Points)

The Rev. Bro. James Memorial Challenge Shield for the Champion House (Primary Section), donated by Albert Esqr, was won by Cassian House (137 Points)

The Rev. Bro. Baptist Croos Memorial Challenge Shield for the 1st Runners-up, donated by Mr. Dudley Thambinayagam was won by Claude House (533 Points)

The Overall Champions Trophy (Upper School and Primary), donated by the 2007 All-Island Champion Team, was won by Cassian House (749 Points)
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 02 2015 02:22:53 · 0 Comments · 211 Reads Print
Deutsche Bank joins hands for Benedictine Walk with Platinum Sponsorship
CollegeSt. Benedict’s College, Colombo 13, is a government assisted Catholic educational institution managed by the De La Salle Brothers since 1865 and have been nurturing students from all walks of life especially within the city of Colombo and its suburbs.

The School will be celebrating 150 years of Human and Christian Education in Sri Lanka this year 2015, with a series of programmes which include the Benedictine Walk on Saturday, 7th February 2015. Based around its jubilee year theme, “Faith, Justice and Joy”, the Walk will commence from the College premises at 2.30 p.m. and proceed along the streets of Kotahena and conclude at the College playgrounds with a mini carnival and a musical extravaganza featuring the internationally renowned choral group, “Voice Print”, famed Musical Bands “Marians” and “Doctor” with few guest artists.

Deutsche Bank , being reputed in the corporate banking sector in Sri Lanka since 1980, has come forward with a Platinum Sponsorship towards the Benedictine Walk, and the official presentation of the sponsorship was made to Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka, Director of St. Benedict’s College by Loyal Old Benedictine Rohan Rodrigo, Director / Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank, Sri Lanka.

Pic Caption : ( From Left to Right) Mr.Raily Tissera (Vice President / Head of Human Resources, Deutsche Bank, Sri Lanka) , Mr.Rohan Rodrigo (Director / Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank, Sri Lanka), Rev.Bro.Janaka Fonseka (Director – St.Benedict’s College) , Mr.Randolph Perera (Co-chairman – Benedictine Walk) , Mr.Alston Rayen (Secretary – Benedictine Walk) & Mr.Anton Leon ( Treasurer – Benedictine Walk)

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 28 2015 03:09:09 · 0 Comments · 232 Reads Print
Sesquicentennial Celebrations - Inter House Athletic Meet of St. Benedict’s College - SATURDAY, 31st January 2015
SportSesquicentennial Year Celebrations (1865-2015), will commence with the Annual Inter House Athletic Meet of St. Benedict’s College which will be held on Saturday, 31st January 2015 commencing 2.45 pm. at the Sugathadasa International Stadium.

Distinguished Old Ben, Felix Dias (Athletic Captain 1965 / Cricket Captain 1965 & 1966 / Head Prefect 1966 / Under 19 Champion Athlete 1963 and 1964) will grace the occasion as chief guest.

This being the Sesquicentennial Year Celebrations, the organising committee has decided to combine both the Primary and Upper School and conduct meet on the same day, which will conclude under floodlights.
The School anticipates the presence of the Benedictine fraternity to rally in support.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 28 2015 02:57:56 · 0 Comments · 155 Reads Print
St. Benedict’s College 1st XI Cricket Fixture 2015
JAN 23rd & 24th - Ananda College – Away
FEB 2nd & 3rd - St. Sebastian’s College – Away
FEB 10th & 11th - Prince of Wales College – Away
FEB 13th & 14th - St. Peter’s College - Home
FEB 16th & 17th - De Mazenod College – Home
FEB 20th & 21st - St. Joseph’s College – Home
FEB 23rd & 24th - St. Anne’s College - Home
FEB 27th & 28th - St. Anthony’s College, Kandy - Away

Matches played to date
Beat Wesley College by 10 wickets (WC 135 & 105, SBC 216 & 26/0)
Beat St. Aloysius College, Galle by Innings and 44 runs. (St. Aloysius 44 & 102, SBC 240/8 Dec,)
First Innings Win against Anuradhapura Central College (ACC 176 & 44/1, SBC 185/7 Dec,)
Match against Isipathana College was called off due to rain
Lost on first innings to St. Thomas’ College (STC 203 153/3, SBC 187)
Lost on first innings to Thurstan College (SBC 120 & 113/7, TC 255)
Lost on first innings to Royal College (RC 284/6, SBC 273)

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 22 2015 12:35:07 · 0 Comments · 234 Reads Print
Prefects Investiture 2015
CollegeMaster Dinelka Nanayakkara was appointed head Prefect for the year 2015 as St. Benedict’s College prepare to celebrate its Sesquicentennial year (1865-2015).
Former Director, Population Division, of the Health Ministry Dr. A.T.P. Lakdas Abeykoon graced the occasion as chief guest. The significance of Dr. Abeykoon’s presence was that he too was appointed Head Prefect of St. Benedict’s College in 1965 during its centenary celebrations.

Our heartfelt congratulations to the Sesquicentennial Board of Prefects appointed, and wish them good luck in their endeavor in serving our Alma Mater.


 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 22 2015 12:14:29 · 0 Comments · 297 Reads Print
Nimesh scores 126 vs Royal
Nimesh Fonseka cracked a superb century (126) for St.Benedict's College in their Singer inter-schools under 19 division one match against Royal College, which Royal gained a first innings win at Reid Avenue yesterday. (21st Jan)

Fonseka's knock was studded with 17 hits to the ropes and two sixes. He was ably supported by Mahel Jayalath (51). Randev Pathirana took 4 wickets for 63.

Royal : 284/d in 76.2 overs( Navin Vidanapathirana 115, Ruvindu Niwunhalla 2 for 31, Geethika Jayatileke 2 for 75)

St.Benedict's : 273 in 107.3 overs ( Nimesh Fonseka 126, Mahel Jayalath 51, Thenuka Silva 31, Randev Pathirana 4/63)
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 21 2015 22:17:24 · 0 Comments · 222 Reads Print
Benedictine Walk on Saturday, 7th February 2015
CollegeBased around its jubilee year theme, “Faith, Justice and Joy”, the BENEDICTINE WALK will commence from the College premises at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 7th February 2015 and proceed along the streets of Kotahena and conclude at the College playground, where a mini carnival and a musical extravaganza featuring the internationally renowned choral group, “Voice Print”, famed Musical Bands “Marians” and “Doctor” with few guest artists taking center stage to entertain the crowd present and not forgetting the kids who will have activities of entertainment for their amusement.

The parade will include the participation of Rev. Brothers from the De La Salle community, Old Ben Priests, Students from the Primary section and the upper school, Parents, Teachers, Past Teachers, Old Boys domiciled here and overseas (who are travelling to Colombo specially for the walk) and well-wishers.

Special merchandise for the walk, such as T-shirts, Caps and Wrist Bands will be available for sale at the College from 1st February 2015.

The organizing committee Co-Chaired by Rev. Bro. Praveen Vaz and Mr.Randolph Perera, with the leadership and guidance of Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka – Director of the College and coordinated by Mr. Gratien Fernando is making every effort to ensure the success of this event and we cordially invite the Benedictine fraternity to rally round and participate..

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 20 2015 06:48:16 · 0 Comments · 206 Reads Print
Obituary - Mrs. Anne Patricia Ranasinghe - (Loving mother of Old Bens George & Tony, and Grandfather of Old Ben Shannon)
ObituaryIt is with profound sadness we inform the demise of Mrs. Anne Patricia Ranasinghe at the age of 81. (Loving mother of Old Bens George & Tony, well-known sports personalities who represented the College at First XI Cricket. George was the Vice Captain of the team in 1979, while Tony captained the team in 1980. George is also a very active member of the Old Bens Sports Club, former Billiards Secretary of the OBSC and currently serves in the Council of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union. George’s son, Shannon was the Head Prefect of the College in 2007)

Remains of late Mrs. Anne Patricia, lie at No: 69, Keells Housing Complex, Enderamulla, Wattala.

Funeral will take place TOMORROW, 15th January 2015 at 3 p.m. for Burial at Roman Catholic Church, Enderamulla.

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 January 14 2015 10:24:58 · 0 Comments · 180 Reads Print
A Thanksgiving Holy Mass in commemoration of the 1st Death Anniversary for late Old Ben Shelton Kekulthota - 12th January 2015
ObituaryA thanksgiving holy mass in commemoration of the 1st Death Anniversary for late Old Ben Shelton Kekulthota, will be held on Monday, 12th January 2015 at 6.30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Dehiwala.

Late Shelton was a very loyal Old Ben who was always supportive towards the development of our Alma Mater and served as Council Member of the OBU, Past Chairman of the Dance Committee, and served in the Dance Committee for many years. He was also instrumental in providing the floodlights for the College Swimming Pool complex.

Your participation would be highly appreciated by his family members.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 06 2015 04:23:54 · 0 Comments · 219 Reads Print
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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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