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A Fine Fifty Partnership by Joseph and Muriel Rodrigo
Patron of the Sydney OBA Joseph Rodrigo and his wife Muriel notched up a Golden partnership when they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday February 3 at the Holroyd Function Centre in Merrylands (Sydney).

Bens best player award winners by Elmo RODRIGOPULLE
Bens best player award winners Elmo RODRIGOPULLE My article headlined - Albert Fernando a legendary coach - on December 10 appearing in these columns brought response from one of his outstanding players in Shelton Ganegoda. Ganegoda was one of the players who starred in the champion Benedictine soccer teams of 1957 and 1958. He goes on to say that he was fortunate to be trained by a coach of the calibre of Fernando and adds that it was Fernando who after qualifying in Brazil as a coach first introduced the 'three back system' on his return. Daily News: 12/01/09

C. Pathmanathan - Ben With A Mission
The name C. Pathmanathan is all too familiar as a student and teacher at St. Benedictís spanning several decades.

Eminent Old Ben Dr A.N.S.Kulasinghe, who, at 85, passed away on February 14, was given high academic and State honours and held in great esteem both in Sri Lanka and overseas for his achievements and contributions in the field of engineering science.

Dr Dan Godamunne: the great mender By Douglas Jones
Physicist, engineer and Old Ben Dr Dan Godamunne has received world-wide acclaim for his cutting-edge inventions on the re-processing of Fuji Xerox photocopier parts.

Dr. Amit Amirtharajah,
Dr. Amit Amirtharajah, emeritus professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, passed away in his home on Saturday April 26, 2008. He is survived by his wife Uma, son Dr. Rajeevan Amirtharajah, daughter Dr. Mohana Amirtharajah, and daughter-in-law, Dr. Amy Chen. The faculty and staff at the School are deeply saddened by this event.

Former Benedictine athlete Irenaeus Ferdinandusz by Eric Motha
Irenaeus Ferdinandusz had his early education at De La Salle, Mutwal and thereafter proceeded to St. Benedict's College, Kotahena where he was a student from 1950 to 1959. During his student days at St. Benedict's, the premier educational institution of the De La Salle Brothers in Sri Lanka, Irenaeus proved his mettle in athletics being crowned Juvenile Champion ( 1952) Junior ( 1954) and Joint Senior Champion in 1957 establishing College records in Long Jump, Triple Jump and 440 yards events. It was a remarkable achievement for Irenaeus establishing 8 College records during 1952 to 1957 when he reigned supreme in track and field. It is also relevant to mention that his younger brother Gaston Rajakaruna annexed the Junior Championship in 1957 sprinting with finesse.

Fredrick Rodrigo Sathianathen:Possessed a heart of gold by Eric Motha
I was immersed in a pall of sadness on receiving the news that Fred had passed away in Melbourne on July 13, marking the end of a life well lived. As I pen this tribute, my mind traverses down memory lane to the late '70s when I first met Fred at the Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict's College Old Boys Union. It was my fledgling days with the OBU and our acquaintance blossomed into a friendship in the bonds of Benedictinity through the years that followed. My initial impression of Fred was that of a martinet who belonged to the old guard of the OBU. In hindsight I could assert that beneath his tough exterior he possessed a heart of gold.

Hockey at Kotahena and The Fernando brothers
All sportsmen and well wishers in Kotahena and especially St. Benedictís College should be ever grateful to the late Mr. Joseph Camillus of Pettah Pharmacy fame who along with his brother Novatus established Young India Sports Club in 1948 and thereafter in the early fifties participated in all master tournaments conducted by the Colombo Hockey Association.

HOWZAT? nine brothers, and all wicket-keepers! - By Maxie Kariyawasam
Call it whatever you like. An epoch making deed that should rightly adorn the pages of The Guinness Book of records, something straight out of Ripley's 'Believe it or not' or even a miracle. Incredible but true, the honour of representing St. Benedit's College First XI at cricket from 1930 to 1945 as wicket keepers falls squarely on the famous Fernandopulle brothers. The saga started with the eldest brother Bernard who set the trend in 1930 when he padded up as the college wicket- keeper.

Leslie Fernando passes away
Leslie Fernando passes away It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our staffer Leslie Fernando yesterday, after a terminal illness bravely borne.

Lionel Fernando: A once in a lifetime cricketer
Lionel Fernando: A once in a lifetime cricketer By Maxie Kariyawasam Perhaps once and only once in a lifetime, do we lesser Mortals get the opportunity to savour and relish the awesome deeds of someone who has excelled in the cricketing fields here and abroad. A name that readily comes to mind is that of Lionel Fernando that talented all rounder of Yesteryear who kick-started his fabulous career at Benedicts College in 1956 doing yeoman service to his Alma Mater, representing the college 1st eleven and captaining the side in his final year 1959.

Mack's sad passing away by Elmo Rodrigopulle
Mack's sad passing away by Elmo Rodrigopulle It was sad, the sudden passing away of former Benedictine captain and stylish batting allrounder Malcolm Mack. From the under 12 stage he showed great promise as a batsman and it was not long when he was picked to play for the first side. He struck it rich with the bat making many big scores and his crowning moment was when he made a 100 against St. Joseph's College.

Malsiri Perera - Sri Lanka's brilliant basketball player
Malsiri Perera - Sri Lanka's brilliant basketball player Sporting Personalities with Ken de Joodt: SPORTING PERSONALITIES: In a grand game like basketball, considered to be the second fastest game in the world next to ice hockey, there are great skills and values attached to this 'super' sport, which was introduced to Sri Lanka over six decades ago!

Premnath Moraes by Eric Motha
It was on May 10, 1998 that a wide circle of family and friends bade a sad farewell to Premnath Moraes at the end of his sojourn on earth spanning 75 years.
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