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Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka assumed duties as Director of St. Benedictís College
CollegeA thanksgiving Eucharistic Celebration was held yesterday (25th Oct) to invoke blessings to Rev. Bro. Granville Perera on his retirement after a stint of eight years (2003 Ė 2011) as its Director of St. Benedictís College, and to welcome Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka as the 38th Director of St. Benedictís College, at St. Luciaís Cathedral, which was filled to capacity with Rev. Fathers, De La Salle Brothers, Old Boys, Tutorial Staff, Students of St Benedictís College and well-wishers.

Old Boy Priests Rev. Frís. Chaminda Wanigasena, Nihal Ivan and Jude Angelo from St. Sebastianís College, De Mazenod College and St. Benedictís College, been the three schools where Rev. Bro. Granville Perera served as Director, concelebrated the Holy mass along with Rev. Fr. Tony Martin ĖParish Priest of St. Luciaís Cathedral. The College Choir was in attendance singing hymns of praise which included KYRIE, GLORIA, SANCTUS, AGNUS DEI and the final blessing in Latin which was of a very high standard.

Rev. Bro. Denzil Perera - Provincial Visitor, officially pronounced Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka as the Director of St. Benedictís College at the welcome ceremony held at the College open-air stage.

We wish Rev. Bro. Granville Perera, good health and Godís Blessings in his future endeavor in serving God and also wish Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka, Godís Blessings by motivating him with strength, courage in leading St. Benedictís College to greater heights.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 26 2011 11:47:32 ∑ 2 Comments ∑ 2129 Reads Print
dougjay on October 29 2011 18:14:10
We the Sydney Bens salute Bro Granville Perera FSC on his retirement as Director of St Benedict's with prayerful gratitude and thanks for the magnificent role he played in leading our Alma Mater from a waning institution to the leading Catholic College it has become. His charisma was unmistakable. His focus unwavering. His dedication relentless. He made possible the fusion of acedemic success and its arch-enemy sporting prowess and turned it into amiable reality.The energy he expended to attain set goals was remarkable. Indeed, Bro. Granville was a man for all seasons.
We wish you Brother a relaxing retirement (with your abounding energy that's something difficult for us to contemplate!) and may whatever you take on in the future, be providentially satisfying and successful. God bless.
-- Doug Jones on behalf of the Sydney Bens (NSW, Australia)
dougjay on October 31 2011 08:22:41
The Sydney Bens send you our heartiest congratulations and devoted prayerful felicitations on your appointment as Director of our beloved Alma Mater. We have no doubt that the Holy Spirit had a hand in your election as the successor to Bro Granville who moulded the spirit of College to new heights. There is no doubt in our minds that you will continue to hold that Spirit of Benedictinity high into the clouds and lead it beyond into far horizons. We are certain that you will you will further reinforce the spirit of St Benedict in the heart of education in College and place your unique stamp on the history of our College in a special Janaka way. Rest assured, the Sydney Bens will continue to support our Alma Mater as in the past. We feel that St Benedict's is twice blessed that you have spent almost two fruitful years gaining higher education in Sydney with the De La Salle Brothers at Oakhill College. This is a wonderful experience that you can share with the students & the institution that God has placed in your capable hands.
We pledge our loyalty, support & prayers to you now and always. We will continue to support our College the best we can at all times. Above all Brother Director, rest assured of our good wishes and prayers always for success in every venture you undertake.
God go with you.
Doug ( for & on behalf of the Sydney Bens)
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