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    Obituary - Rev. Fr. Joe Vas - Past Director of St. Benedict’s College (Formally known as Rev. Bro. Edward)
    CollegeSad to inform the passing away of Rev. Fr. Joe Vas - Past Director of St. Benedict’s College (Formally known as Rev. Bro. Edward)

    Remains lie at No. 25, Welisarawatte, 2nd Lane, Mahabage.

    Funeral will take place on Monday, 22nd August 2016. Holy Mass at the residence at 2.00 P.M. and thereafter for burial at Madampitiya Cemetery.

    Bro Edward. Born in Haputale, in 1929, attended De La Salle College, Mutwal and De Mazenod College, Kandana.
    Bro Edward had taught at St. Andrew's College, Puttalam, De La Salle College, Mutwal, St. Anthony's College, Wattala and St Sebastian's, Moratuwa, before he came to St. Benedict's College in 1958.

    In those days St. Benedict's lunch interval continued from 12 noon to 1.15 p.m. According to Bro Edward's measure, time had to be spent gainfully and he conducted a musical half-hour from 12.30 to 1.00 p.m. with amplifiers, so that the whole school could listen to music.

    It was called 'request time' and a request for playing a musical record carried the payment of 5 cents. These requests times, evolved into 'Our Own Musical Shows,' with students of St Benedict's performing as vocalists and musicians.

    In 1967, Bro Edward went to the Philippines to read for his MBA and Masters in Religious Education. Back at St Benedict's in 1972, he was appointed director of the school and proved to be one of the great directors, the school produced.

    St Benedict's lost their genial teacher, when in 1979 he was ordained a Catholic priest in Oklahoma City, USA, taking the name Fr. Joe Vas.

    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 20 2016 12:50:26 · 0 Comments · 18 Reads Print
    Felicitation of Rev. Bro. Timothy Coldwell, FSC - General councilor, for Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN)
    CollegeThe Lasallian Congregation in Sri Lanka, headed by Rev. Bro. Christy Croos - Provincial Visitor, together with the participation of the Alumni of St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala, De Mazenod College, Kandana and St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena, felicitated Rev. Bro. Timothy Coldwell, FSC - General councilor, for Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN), at a simple ceremony held at the Jetwing Blues Hotel Negombo, last Saturday 13th August 2016 which was followed by a fellowship dinner.

    The purpose of this meeting was to provide an opportunity for Rev. Bro. Timothy to have a brief understanding of the Alumni participation of the Lasallian Mission in Sri Lanka. The main feature of the event was the Presentations made by the three schools, illustrating their respective rich history, facilities provided for the students and their achievements on Education, Sports and extracurricular activities.


     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 15 2016 05:09:28 · 0 Comments · 27 Reads Print
    25th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Association (NSW - Sydney)
    OBU Sydney, AustrlaiaThe 25th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Association (NSW) was held on Sunday 14th August 2016 at the Dish Restaurant, Sydney.

    The proceedings commenced at 11 am with Holy Mass celebrated by Rev Fr. Chaminda Wanigasena, Sri Lankan Chaplain in Sydney.

    The AGM was followed by a fellowship lunch for members and their spouses/partners.

    Office Bearers and Committee Members for 2016/17 are as follows;

    Harold Christie David (Patron)
    Roshan Pathinather (President)
    Sherwell Fernando (Vice President)
    Claude Perera (Treasurer)
    Jerome De Silva (General Secretary)
    Yohan Pathinather (Social Secretary)
    Eshanka Wickremaratne (Sports Secretary)

    Committee Members:
    Ronnie Almeida, Lionel Machado, Saliya Tennekoon, Dr Sellappa Prahalath, Alster Firth, Dilen Edirimanasinghe.

    Doug Jones (Editor)
    Anton Massillamany (Auditor)
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 15 2016 02:28:08 · 0 Comments · 24 Reads Print
    35th AGM of SBC OBU Victoria (Australia) held on 24th July 2016 in Melbourne
    OBU Melbourne, AustraliaThe 35th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union Victoria (Australia) was held on Sunday 24th July 2016 at Walawwa “The Bunglow” Sandown Regency amidst a large gathering of Old Boys and their families.

    The proceedings commenced at 10.00 a.m. with Holy Mass followed by the AGM. In celebrating the St. Benedict’s Feast, following the meeting all Old Benedictines and their Families stayed on for a Social with Lunch & Music.

    While we are happy to announce the successful completion of the year 2015/2016 under the leadership of our President Wasantha Jayalath together with the support of the Committee the following members were elected as Office Bearers for the year 2016/2017.

    SBC OBU Victoria (Australia) Office Bearers 2016/2017

    Patron : Morley Fernando

    President : Wasantha Jayalath
    Vice President : Romesh Perera
    Secretary : Shane De Hoedt
    Asst. Secretary : Damien Ramenaden
    Treasurer : Victor Sugirth
    Social Secretary : Andre Irugalbandara
    Sports Secretary : Priyan De Silva
    Editor : Navin Fernando

    Committee Members
    Rohan De Silva
    Lakshitha Ediriwickrama
    Suchen Silva
    Sonal De Silva
    Rex Pathmanathan
    Michael Felsinger

     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 15 2016 02:24:32 · 0 Comments · 23 Reads Print
    Obituary - Old Benedictine Neil Anandappa (Loving Father of Old Benedictines, Ralston, Shervin and Gavin)
    ObituarySad to inform the passing away of Old Benedictine Neil Anandappa (Loving Father of Old Benedictines, Ralston, Shervin and Gavin)

    Remains lie at A.F. Raymond funeral parlor.

    Funeral will take place tomorrow, Thursday, 11th August 2016 at 4.30 pm for Burial at General Cemetery, Borella Kanatte.

    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 10 2016 02:21:17 · 0 Comments · 60 Reads Print
    ‘SAINTS QUADRANGULAR’ 2016 - 6th and 7th August 2016
    OBU, ColomboThe Saints Quadrangular involving Old Boys of the four premier Catholic Schools namely St. Anthony's College, Katugastota, St. Benedict's College, St. Joseph's College and St. Peter's College, will be held on 6th and 7th August 2016.

    The official opening ceremony will be held on 6th August 2016 at St. Joseph's College, Colombo at 8.00 a.m.

    The schedule of games are as follows:

    Basketball - All matches to be played at the SJC Courts

    Date Time Group 1 Group 2
    • 6th August - 7.00 a.m. - SJC vs. SBC
    • 6th August - 8.30 a.m. - SPC vs. SACK
    • 6th August - 3.30 p.m. - SJC vs. SACK
    • 6th August - 5.00 p.m. - SBC vs. SPC
    • 7th August - 7.30 a.m. - SJC vs.SPC
    • 7th August - 9.00 a.m. - SBC vs.SACK
    • 7th August - 3.30 p.m. - Final - Group 1 vs Group 2

    Cricket Main Quadrangular - Matches to be played at SBC and SJC grounds

    Date Time Group 1 Group 2 Venue
    • 6th August - 9.45 a.m. - SJC vs. SPC SJC grounds
    • 6th August - 9.45 a.m. - SBC vs. SACK SBC grounds
    • 7th August - 9.45 a.m. - Final SJC grounds

    Cricket Over 40s Quadrangular - Matches to be played at SBC and SPC grounds
    Date Time Group 1 Group 2 Venue
    • 6th August - 9.45 a.m. - SJC vs. SPC SPC grounds
    • 6th August - 9.45 a.m. - SBC vs. SACK SPC grounds
    • 7th August - 9.45 a.m. - Final SBC grounds

    Rugby - All rugby matches are to be played at the SPC grounds from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon on 7th August.
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 05 2016 12:12:56 · 0 Comments · 53 Reads Print
    OBUK Silver Jubilee Dinner Dance 2016
    OBU, United KingdomIt is that time of the year where the Benedictine fraternity, friends and family gather to wine, dine and dance along in true Benedictine spirit. This year we are also celebrating 25 years since forming Old Bens in the UK.

    Old Bens UK Silver Jubilee Dinner Dance
    at the Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel
    Ditton Rd, Langley Slough
    SL3 8PT
    Tel -01753 544 244

    Saturday 17th September 2016 from 7pm onwards

    Silver Service Menu

    Dress Code: Black Tie / Lounge

    Tickets - £60

    Live Music by Exceed + Guest Artist


    For tickets contact
    Micheal - 07791 809275
    Navantha - 07585 709235
    Jerome - 07985 738113

    We are also looking for sponsorship's by way of advertisements for the event souvenir and please get in touch if you could help. As you know, this is the main fund raising event for Old Bens UK and this year the association donated £1000 to the college athletic fund, acknowledging recent achievements in track and field by our young Benedictines.

    Please do rally around to make this event a great success.

    Thanking you,

    Yours Benedictinely,
    on Behalf of Old Bens in the United Kingdom,
    Jerome Adams
    Gen. Secretary
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 05 2016 11:58:39 · 0 Comments · 51 Reads Print
    Obituary - Mr. Stephen Anton, Beloved Husband of Mrs. Stephani Anton (Staff of SBC)
    ObituarySad to inform the passing away of Mr. Stephen Anton, Beloved Husband of Mrs. Stephani Anton (Staff of St. Benedict's College - Primary)

    Remains lie at LANKA FLORISTS, Punchi Borella.

    Funeral will take place TODAY, 22nd July 2016, at 3.00 p.m., for Burial at Madampitiya Cemetery.

    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on July 21 2016 22:31:25 · 0 Comments · 68 Reads Print
    Shalika Santhush win his second Gold in the 200m
    SportBenedictine Shalika Santhush won his second Gold medal in the 200m clocking 22.97secs at the 6th Children of Asia International Sports Games in Russia today. He also won the 100m event two days ago.

    Congratulations to Shalika for bring glory and honour to our Mother Lanka and to St. Benedict’s College.
     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on July 13 2016 12:18:33 · 0 Comments · 118 Reads Print
    Shalika Santhush win GOLD at Asia International Sports Games
    Young Sprinter Shalika Santhush from St. Benedict's College, Kotahena won Gold medal in the 100m (11.20 sec) at the 6th Children of Asia International Sports Games continued in Russia today.

     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on July 10 2016 11:14:06 · 0 Comments · 136 Reads Print
    July Breeze 2016 - 31st July 2016
    OBU, ColomboA Vintage Picnic-Social for the Oldie Bens

    OBJECTIVE of 'July Breeze'
    An annual Forum for the Overage Old Bens, to renew friendships, in the last lap of their long tenure and association with College. Other under-age Old Bens, Spouses-Partners-Carers, Staff & Well Wishers are also welcome. It is not a dinner-dance & fund raiser.

    “In a spirit of enthusiastic renewal of old and forgotten friendships. … What we have in mind will also serve to bring about similar feelings and assist all those who have lost their friendships over the past 50 odd years to renew their association all over again and at the same time bring some happiness to all......”
    Franklyn Holsinger

    Sunday 31July 2016; 11.00am – 16.00pm at the Palm Village Hotel, Usvetikeiyawa, Sri Lanka.

    Tickets: Rs.2,600/=
    Oldie Bens 55+ {primary focus group}
    Bus Early Birds Return: Rs.200/=
    BYO: Bring Your Own
    Attire: Smart Casual – Green & White
    Swimming/Sun tanning Facilities are available
    Make your reservations & pledges early to avoid disappointment.

    Enrolment Coordinators:
    Gerry Nanayakkara, Treasurer, +94 714 727272
    Gamini Kannandara – Ticket Sales +94 777 753 660
    SriRajan Fernandopulle– ANZ ,
    Luke de Silva – AMERICA ,
    John NLC Fernando – ASEAN +65 9637 9269 / +94 777 619 637
    Eric Motha – CANADA
    Dugald Gonsal – EUROPE
    Victor Fernando – MIDEAST +97 15063 16900
    Ainsley de Silva – SRI LANKA +94 776 437 348
    Ashan Stanislaus – SRI LANKA Old Boys' Union +94 777 558 244
    Eraj Abeywardane - SRILANKA +94 777 310 144
    Jerome Fernando – SRI LANKA St.Benedict;s College Welfare Society +94 773 402 908
    Malsiri Perera – SRI LANKA Old Bens Sports Club +94 777 560 711
    Maurice Jegarajasingham – SRI LANKA SBC Development Fund +94 773 334 455
    Neil de Silva – SRI LANKA Boarders +94 777 701313
    Tilak Peiris – SRI LANKA +94 777 744 598
    Franklyn Holsinger – WORLDWIDE ,
    John NLC Fernando – OVERALL +94 777 619 637




     Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on July 10 2016 10:59:14 · 0 Comments · 117 Reads Print
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    It is one year after OUR OWN SHOW. Any plans for the organisers to come out with most looked forward DVD. There seem to be a problem raising funds. DF & WELFARE please advance the money to get this g

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    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.

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    Hi, could you please update all pages under construction ?

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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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