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Installation of Kandyan Dancers(“Ves” Ceremony)
- Ravidu Lakshan
- Jerome Viraj
- Sonal Ganegoda
- Aditya Divyanjana Werapitiya
The above-named are students of St’ Benedict’s College. They study dancing under their dancing teacher and trainer Mr. Sanjeewa Werapitiya.
The glorious moment of their Dancing career dawned when they were formally installed as traditional Kandyan Dancers by donning the regalia of the Kandyan Dancers at a solemn ceremony (“Ves Ceremony”) held on 15th May 2013 at 7.30 a.m. at the Sri Dharmarama Temple, Batuwatta, Hunupitiya. Our heartiest Congratulations!
Formation of the 11th OBU Overseas Branch in Doha-Qatar
|I am delighted to announce the good news of the formation of our 11th OBU Overseas branch in Doha-Qatar, named “SBC OBU QATAR”.|
With the grace of the Lord Almighty, the inaugural meeting was held on 9th May 2013, electing the office bearers.
As per Old Benedictine Hans W. Thomasz - Gen. Secretary of the OBU Qatar Branch, It all initiated as follows.
Well it was something that we wanted to do a long time, but didn’t realize until late recently that we have this many Old Bens residing in Qatar. However the trigger for formally establishing the Qatar OBU was when Rajitha and myself received an email and official letter from the" Bens Rugby Wing" asking for support. So we thought we will reach out to some other old bens whom we knew; This idea with the leadership of Tony, transformed into the formally establishing Old Bens Qatar OBU.
We have formed the OBU with the objective of aiding in the Development of; Educational, Religious, Sports and Cultural activities of the college.
As an immediate contribution we will proceed to fund the Bens Rugby Wing as indicated above.
The Qatar Branch also has earmarked projects they plan to implement for the development of our Alma Mater.
The Committee elected is as follows:
SBC QATAR OBU - Office Bearers 2013
Mr. Tony Ignatius – PRESIDENT
Mr. Cassian Jegarajasingham - VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. Hans Thomasz - GENERAL SECRATARY
Mr. Rajitha Jayasekera - TREASURER
Mr. Upul Gunasekera - PROJECTS CHAIRMAN
Mr. Dilshan Jayakody - SPORTS CHAIRMAN
Mr. Sanjaya Perera - ASST. SECRATARY
Mr. Roshan Nishantha - ASST. TREASURER
Mr. Leo Arul - PROJECTS CORDINATOR
Mr. Mathan Thivendran -SPORTS CORDINATOR
GENERAL COMMITTEE - Mr. Linus Leon, Mr. Shehan Motha, Mr. Dinesh Ekanayake, Mr. Iran Asanga and Mr. Prabhath Perera.
On behalf of the global Benedictine fraternity, we wish the newly elected committee of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union – Qatar, God’s abundant blessings for initiating the formation of the Branch and hope that they, just as the other overseas branches, continue to promote loyalty to our Alma Mater, foster mutual help and good fellowship among the Old Boys and encourage and assist the present boys in their activities, and also to assist the College in its future projects for further development of the School.
Bens retain Rev. Bro. Alexander Memorial Trophy
|St. Benedict’s College beat St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala convincingly by 48 points ( 4 Goals & 4 Tries) to Nil, and recorded their sixth consecutive victory in the Schools Under 20 Singer League Rugby Tournament match played on Friday, 17th May 2013 at St. Benedict’s College Grounds.|
Nimesh Gimhana was adjudged best player for his four tries scored. C Desmond, Ravindhu Madhushanka, Nimesh Silva and Dilukshan Weeraratne were the other try scores, while Fly Half Malith Deshan converted four tries.
St. Benedict’s College lead the series 4-1
Obituary - Old Benedictine Shihan Nanayakkara (1990 Batch)
|We are sad to inform the sudden demise of Old Ben Shihan Nanayakkara of the 1990 Batch, who passed away under tragic circumstances. Remains will lie at residence No. 15, Weerasinghe Mawatha, Waragoda, Kelaniya (After 7 A.M. tomorrow, 19th May 2013) |
Funeral will take place tomorrow Sunday, 19th May 2013 at 3.00 P.M. to St Anne’s Church Burial Grounds, Wattala
Obituary - Old Benedictine Mariyadasan Bastian (Beloved Brother of Old Ben Chandra Bastian – Council Member of the OBU)
|We are sad to inform the demise of Old Benedictine Mariyadasan Bastian, on 17th May 2013. (Beloved Brother of Old Ben Chandra Bastian – Council Member of the OBU)|
Remains lie at residence Kirimetiyana Estate, Lunuwila. (Close to Cey-Nor Foundation – Wennapuwa). Funeral will take place tomorrow Sunday, 19th May 2013 at 4.00 P.M.
BENS CHAMPS at De La Salle Jubilee Meet
|St. Benedict’s College emerged champions at the De La Salle Diamond Jubilee Athletic meet concluded at St. Xavier’s College, Mannar on 11th May 2013. Nine Schools run by the De La Salle Brothers, St. Anne’s College Kurunegala, De Mazenod College Kandana, St. Benedict’s College, St. Xavier’s College Mannar and five other schools in the Mannar district participated at the Athletic Meet to mark 50 years of the De La Salle Brothers in Mannar.|
Noteworthy Achievements by the Champions,
Under 13 - 100 meters, 1st Place – Deeshan Fernando
Under 15 - 100 meters, 1st Place – Yohan
Under 17 – 200 meters, 3rd Place – Poorna Chamika
Under 17 – 400 meters, 2nd Place – Lahiru Cooray
Under 19 – 100 meters, 2nd Place – Jagath Silva
Under 21 – 200 meters, 2nd Place – Lakshan Silva
Under 21 – 400 meters, 2nd Place – M. Athauda Madushanka
Under 13 – 4 x 100 meters, Relay – 1st Place
Under 15 – 4 x 100 meters, Relay – 1st Place
Under 17 – 4 x 100 meters, Relay – 1st Place
Under 19 – 4 x 100 meters, Relay – 2nd Place
Under 21 – Medley Relay – 1st Place
Open Event Relay – 1st Place
The main feature of the competition was that each Athlete was permitted to take part in only one event.
St. Benedict’s College Celebrate De La Salle Day – 16th May 2013
|The feast of Patron Saint John Baptist De La Salle will be celebrated at St. Benedict's College on Thursday, 16th May 2013 with Holy Mass at St. Lucia's Cathedral, followed by an assembly at the College premises.|
Rev. Bro. Director, Bro. Janaka Fonsaka will also be celebrating 25 years since receiving his first vows in furthering the De La Salle mission throughout his life.. We wish Rev. Bro. Janaka, Gods abundant blessings and all the very best, and also thank him for the dedicated service rendered to St. Benedict’s College in different capacities during the past years.
St. Benedict’s College meet St. Anne's College, for Rev. Bro. Alexander Memorial Trophy
|The Annual Rugby encounter between St. Benedict’s College and St. Anne’s College Kurunegala, will be played for the REV. BRO. ALEXANDER MEMORIAL TROPHY, on Friday, 17th May 2013 at St. Benedict’s College Grounds commencing 4.30 p.m. The junior match is schedule to Kick Off at 3.00 p.m.|
St. Benedict's College lead the series 3-1, as the inaugural encounter was won by St. Anne's College.
St. Benedict’s College has been performing creditably well this season winning five of the six matches played to date, in the Inter schools Singer under 20 Rugby League Division 1C Tournament.
Despite losing the opening match to Piliyandala Central College, in a keenly contested encounter, the Benedictines haven’t looked back since, as they recorded five consecutive victories for the season, overpowering the defenses of Royal College, Panadura, St Thomas College, Matale, Maliyadeva College, Kurunagala, Lalith Athuladhmudhali Vidyalaya and Dharmapala Vidyalaya, Pannipitiya.
Let’s all rally and support our young lads to victory on Friday, 17th May 2013.
Benedictine, Ordained a Priest – Rev. Fr. Kamal Nishantha Fernando
|12 Deacons of the Archdiocese of Colombo were ordained priests on Saturday the 20th April 2013 at St. Lucia's Cathedral, Kotahena. His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, presided at the Sacerdotal Ordination ceremony together with the Auxiliary Bishop Maxwell Silva and Archbishops Emeriti Nicholas Marcus Fernando and Oswald Gomis.|
Among the newly ordained priests, was Rev. Fr. Kamal Nishantha Fernando, a past pupil of St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena. Rev. Fr. Kamal Nishantha is a member of the “Class of 90” Batch, and his first assignment has been to serve as a staff member at the Loyola College, Negombo, where yet another loyal Benedictine Priest, Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin, is Rector.
It is a blessing in disguise for Rev. Fr. Kamal Nishantha to be able to serve and be groomed under a revered mentor, Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin.
We wish Rev. Fr. Kamal Nishantha Fernando, good luck and God’s blessings in abundance in his new assignment, serving in the vineyard of the Almighty!
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