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To inculcate spiritual values, while imparting knowledge and skills in young people from their early age to the stage of pre adult-hood to make them competent human beings capable of contributing their mite to change the face of the earth.
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The Inter School Tennis Competition 2017
The first and second round of the under 8 Inter School Tennis Competition were held in September and October respectively at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association courts. It was after a spell of nearly 25 years that a junior team from St. Benedict’s College took part in such a competition.

Prior to the tournament, the Benedictines went through a rigorous training programme for nearly six months as part of their preparation for the competition.

Master Marron Roshan captained the team and Master Shenal Shalendra deputised.
The results were as follows.

Beat Ananda College, Maradana (3/2), Trinity College, Kandy (4/1), Zahira College, Maradana (5/0), Kalutara Vidyalaya (4/1) and lost to St. Joseph’s College, Maradana (2/3) and Maliyadewa College, Kurunegala (1/4).

With the above performance, St. Benedict’s College qualified to play in the third round of the competition.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on November 10 2017 12:49:54 · 0 Comments · 5 Reads Print
St. Benedict’s College Colours night 2017 was held on 3rd November 2017 at the Defence Services College Auditorium, Colombo 2, amidst a large gathering.

Loyal Old Benedictine and former national Basketball Captain, Mr. Cosmos Perera graced the occasion ad Chief Guest.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on November 05 2017 22:27:28 · 0 Comments · 6 Reads Print
Annual Requiem Mass organized by the St. Benedict's College Old Boys' Union
St. Benedict's College Old Boys' Union, follows the practice of organizing the Requiem Mass each year, in memory of the Benedictines and their immediate family who have passed the mortal world to be with the Lord Almighty.

This year too, to coincide with the month of November, the Religious Sub-Committee of the St. Benedict's College Old Boys' Union is making necessary arrangements to organize its Annual Requiem Mass on Thursday, 9th November 2017 at the St. Lucia’s Cathedral Colombo 13 commencing at 6.30 PM.

All are welcome.

Please pass the message around to all Past and Present Benedictines.

Ashan Stanislaus
Hon. General Secretary
St. Benedict's College Old Boys' Union
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on November 05 2017 21:56:50 · 0 Comments · 6 Reads Print
St. Benedict’s College Primary Choir Champions at Provincial Level
The Primary Choristers of St. Benedict’s College emerged provincial champions at the English Day Singing Competition held by the Department of Education.

Congratulations to the Choristers for their achievement, and also thank Rev. Bro. Principal – Benedict Bonaventure for his leadership, Mrs. Maryanne Victoria - Music Teacher for her untiring efforts in training the choir, ably guided by Mrs. Shirani Joseph.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 24 2017 11:36:56 · 0 Comments · 17 Reads Print
Obituary - Rev. Sr. Miriam Clare (Former Teacher of the Primary)
Called to eternal rest - Rev. Sr. Miriam Clare, former teacher of St. Benedict’s College Primary section.

Funeral took place on 23rd October 2017.

May the soul of Rev. Sr. Miriam Clare and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 24 2017 11:35:35 · 0 Comments · 14 Reads Print
Bens win Zahira Super 16 Invitation Soccer Tournament 2017

St. Benedict’s College emerged Champions at the Zahira Super 16 Invitation Soccer Tournament defeating Hameed Al Husseinie College, Colombo 12 in the finals by two goals to one on penalty shootout. (Full time Nil all) The Finals were worked off at the Zahira College grounds today, (21st October 2017)

Sixteen school teams, namely St, Peters College, De Mazenod College, Hindu College Colombo, Gateway International, Hameedia College, Isipathana College, Lyceum International College, Maris Stella College, Nalanda College, Royal College Colombo, St. Benedict’s College, St. Joseph’s College, St. Henry’s College, Trinity College and Wesley College were invited to participate in the tournament along with the host Zahira College.

The tournament was organized by the Past Prefects Association of Zahira College.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 21 2017 13:06:04 · 0 Comments · 20 Reads Print
Bens Runners-up at All Island Schools Games 2017
Maris Stella College Negombo sealed the overall boys' championship with 105 points for the 8th consecutive time after a close encounter with St. Benedict's College, who finished second with 97 points, at the All Island School Games concluded at Diyagama on 15th October 2017.
St. Benedict's under-16 relay team dropped the baton while leading up to the last lap of the 4x100m relay and a win in that event would have sealed them the championship as it would have given them 10 points.

St. Benedict's College also won the under 18 overall Championship.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 18 2017 04:25:37 · 0 Comments · 20 Reads Print
The following are the Council Members of SBCAA Canada for the year 2017-18, as elected at the 27th Annual General Meeting held on Sunday, April 30th 2017.

Patron: Rev. Bro. Henry Dissanayake, Director SBC

Vice Patron: Darrel Fernandopulle

Hony. Auditor: Tyrone Devotta

Office Bearers:

President: Dayan Baddeliyanage

Vice President: Nimal Leroy Anthony

General Secretary: Mallory Wijesinghe

Treasurer: Arjuna Kadawathage

Membership Secretary: Ralston Anandappa

Social Secretary: Keith Livera

Sports Secretary: Beverly Kerner

Asst. Secretary – Social / Sports: Adrian Dematagoda

Committee Members:Tyrone Pulle ,Pootharan Fernando, Gaston Rodrigo, Kevin Rosairo, Nimal Dissanayake, Donald Bastiampillai, Lucian Alles
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 16 2017 05:07:37 · 0 Comments · 28 Reads Print
Obituary - REV. BR. RAPHAEL RODRIGO FSC, De La Salle Brother, former Primary Principal of St. Benedict’s College
REV. BR. RAPHAEL RODRIGO FSC, De La Salle Brother, former Primary Principal of St. Benedict’s College - Kotahena passed away peacefully on 5th October 2017.

Funeral took place today, 7th October 2017 at Madampitiya Cemetery.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 07 2017 06:13:21 · 0 Comments · 29 Reads Print
Obituary - Old Benedictine Robert Joseph (Choral Music Director, former trainer of the College Primary Choir)
It is with profound sadness that we inform the demise of Old Benedictine Robert Joseph (83), dearly beloved choir master to many Benedictines of yesteryear. Loving father of Old Benedictine Trevin Joseph (85 Batch).

Remains lie at residence No. 415/6 Bloemendhal Road, Colombo -13

Funeral will take place tomorrow, Sunday 8th October 2017 at 3.30 p.m. for burial at Madampitiya cemetery.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 07 2017 06:10:25 · 0 Comments · 33 Reads Print
Channa Goonetilleke Heads Old Bens Sports Club
Major General Channa Goonetilleke, former Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, was elected President of Old Benedictines Sports Club at the AGM held on Friday 29th September 2017 at the Clubhouse.
In his address he mentioned that he intended to work closely with Rev. Bro. Director of St. Benedict's College to improve the standard of Sports at College and the Club and emphasized the importance of governance and regulation upholding traditions, values and discipline inculcated by SBC and to move forward for the benefit of the College and the community by setting the trend.

He thanked the outgoing President Malsiri Perera who held the post for the past 04 years, for his contribution and loyalty to College and the committee members for serving the Club with commitment and dedication over the years, making much improvement to raise the standard of the Club.

The meeting was followed by fellowship dinner where Mexican Food was introduced at the Club.

Elected Office Bearers of the Old Benedictines Sports Club for the Year 2017-18
Patron: Rev. Bro. Christy Croos (Provincial Visitor – De La Salle Brothers)
Vice Patrons: Rev. Bro. Henry Dissanayake (Director – St. Benedicts College), Dudley Thambinayagam, Emil Kronemberg, Tilak Pieries, Lalith Madappuli

Hon. President: Channa Goonetilleke; Immediate Past President: Malsiri Perera ; Vice Presidents: Rev. Bro. Pravin Vaz; Tony Ganlath; Anura De Silva; Srilal De Silva; Delly Fernando;
Hon. General Secretary: Kumar Sabaratnam; Hon. Asst. General Secretary: Angelo Fernando; Hon. Treasurer; Lalantha Perera; Hon. Asst. Treasurer: Jeremy Adams; Hon. Pavilion Secretary: Maxie Mariampillai; Hon. Asst. Pavilion Secretary: Adrian Muttupulle; Hon. Social Secretary: Peter De Croos; Hon. Membership Secretary: Kamal Silva; Hon. Cricket Secretary: Ashley Fernando; Hon. Soccer Secretary :Diluka Perera; Hon. Basketball Secretary: Sheldon Sivalingam; Hon. Hockey Secretary: Gerald Paldano; Hon. Rugby Secretary: Kavindra Dassanayake; Hon. Indoor Sports Secretary: Rajive Dissanayake; Hon. Athletic Secretary: Loxley Dharmaratne; Hon. Tennis Secretary: Noel Abeyratne; Hon. Committee Members: Suresh Marcellus, Rohan Rodrigo, Merwyn Goonawardene, Kennedy Machado, Duminda Perera; Hon. Prefect of Games: Vivian Saverymuthapulle
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 03 2017 01:22:56 · 0 Comments · 35 Reads Print
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