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Primary Prefect's Investiture Ceremony 2017
The Prefects investiture ceremony of St. Benedictís College primary section was held 24th January 2017. Old Benedictine Aruna De Alwis graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Mr. De Alwis is currently the principal of Oxford Standard Tutors, London, U.K.

In his advice to the prefects, Mr. De Alwis stressed the importance of being a responsive leader, fulfilling their duties and at the same time being able to win the admiration of their fellow students. He also advised the rest of the students to identify their own talents and strive to be leaders in the world, even though they were not selected to be prefects today.

Rev. Bro. Bonaventure - Principal, in his address, stressed that in the journey of life, obstacles may arise, but the lessons learnt from this will help us move forward with courage.

Rev Fr. Peter Subaraj blessed the badges before they were pinned on.

Master K. M. Dihein mark Perera was appointed Head Prefect whilst Master Lesan Joel Kudaligama and Master Imaan Clovis Fernando were appointed Deputy Head prefects respectively.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 25 2017 10:51:16 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 227 Reads Print
Investiture Ceremony of the Board of Prefects 2017
CollegeChief of staff Major General Channa Goonatilleke Visits his alma mater St. Benedictís College.

The Recently appointed Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Army, Major General Channa Goonatilleke and Mrs. Goonatilleke were felicitated by the Staff, Students, Old Boys and Parents of St. Benedictís College at a moving ceremony at the College Quadrangle on Thursday 19th January 2017.He also presided over the investiture ceremony of the board of prefects 2017 where the prefects took their oath and the prefectsí badges were pinned on them by the chief guest.

Rev. Bro. Henry Dissanayake, director St. Benedictís College welcomed Major General Goonatilleke as a distinguished product of St. Benedictís College. He stated the high positions he has held so far in the Sri Lanka Army and the honors bestowed on him for his laurels as an exemplary officer and held him as a role model for all young Benedictines to follow.

Mr. Kennedy Machado speaking on behalf of his classmates from the Kindergarten onwards, recalled the happy events together during their school days and the close association he still maintains with his childhood friends. He described Major General Goonatilleke as a brave Officer and a true Gentleman
who rose up the ranks through sheer dedication, commitment, hard work and strength of character. He wished him a great future in the service of the country.

Major general Goonatilleke started his address saying that his friend Kennedy left out the important part, that he was quite a ďCry babyĒ in school and that his teachers were surprised when he joined the Army. However 35 yearsí service in the Sri Lanka Army, where he achieved many academic and military honors, with extensive training and education in several Asian and Western countries and his combat experience throughout his career has made him proud Benedictine today. His words of wisdom which were expressed with total conviction where he stressed the importance of Leadership and Team work, Knowledge, Empathy, Hard work and Sacrifice, Patience and Perseverance, Discipline. He held St. Benedictís as a model for perfect harmony among a multi religious, multi ethnic and multi-cultural student population. The entire student body listened to his address in total silence and concentration indicating the deep meaning and value of his advice to the young generation.

Rev. Bro. Henry Dissanayake, director St. Benedictís College and eminent Old Ben Felix Dias presented mementos to Major General Goonatilleke on behalf of the College and the Old Boysí Union, respectively.

Master Ravintha Perera was appointed Head prefect 2017. Masters Aakash Rayen and Ranul Perera were appointed Deputy Head Prefects. The Outgoing Head Prefect thanked his Board members and assured their continued loyalty and support for their Alma Mater in the many years to come.

The New Head Prefect delivered the vote of thanks to conclude this memorable event with the singing of the national anthem.

Seated from Left to Right
Mas. Aakash Rayen, Tyronne Perera, Rev. Bro. Benedict Bonaventure,Rev. Bro. Niran Perera, Rev. Bro. Henry Dissanayake, Mas. Ravintha Perera, Major General H.C.P. Goonatilleke, Mrs. Goonatilleke, Rev.Bro. Christy Croos, Rev. Bro.Praveen Vaz, Mr.Titus Withanage, Mas.Ranul Perera.

First Row (Left to Right standing)
Mas. Winton Prince, Mas.Amrithan Manoharan, Mas. Yashwanth Ravindran, Mas. Araveen Gregory, Mas.Binoy Perera, Mas. Trishan Dilanka, Mas. Alvin Stehan, Mas. Deeshan Fernando, Mas. Anseelan Kawshigan, Mas. Ganindu Ganganath, Mas. Isuru De Silva, Mas. Nethum Weerasuiya, Mas. Shimal Benedict, Mas. Thomy Gavin, Mas. Roy Jerome, Mas. Janith Abeyratne, Mas. Daniel Lakshman.

Second Row ( Left to Right standing )
Mas. Dulaj Perera, Mas.Ravisha Dabare, Mas. Akila Nanayakkara, Mas. Krishnamoorthy Caucideeshan, Mas. Kulindu Fernando, Jason Adams, Mas. Nimsara Abishek, Mas. Kalindu Peiris, Mas. Shenal Sandeepa, Mas.Imesh Fernando, Mas. Naditha Basnayake, Mas. Chevaan Fernando, Mas. Ashane Silva, Mas.Yasas Mrtinus, Mas. Ashvin Rodrigo, Mas. Avishka Madushanka

Third Row (Left to Right standing)
Mas.Avishka Dananjaya, Mas. Bevan Augustine, Mas. Kaviesh Perera, Mas. Anton Philip, Mas. Mark Perera, Mas. Joshua Cledwyn, Mas. Dimitry Jayawardane, Mas.Deshaka Senevirathne, Mas.Prithvi Jegaraasingham, Mas.Dilshan Bandara, Mas.Sahan Thenuka, Mas. Akmal Afzal, Mas. Julius Gnanagar

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 19 2017 13:39:58 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 274 Reads Print
G.C.E. A/L 2016 Results Analysis
CollegeThe GCE A/L 2016 results analysis revealed that 90 students (56.3%) out of the 160 who sat for the examination have qualified to apply for admission to the University.

Results Analysis are as follows:

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 18 2017 12:17:25 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 255 Reads Print
TENNIS takes a new turn at ST. BENEDICTíS COLLEGE
SportTennis at St. Benedictís College was at itís peak in the 1950ís and 1960ís. During this period St. Benedictís College had produced a number of talented tennis players, who took part in local as well as international tournaments. Everad Rathnayake, Cyril Ernest, Ranjith Fernando, George Jayatilake, Anton Gunaratna, Nihal Amarasinghe, Anton Abesekara, Lasantha Fernando and Joe Rathnayake are some of them who brought fame and glory to College. The tennis court was then located where the current Swimming Pool Complex is situated. However, due to unknown reasons the standard of the game took a nose dive and was revived in the 1980ís under the guidance and leadership of Rev. Bro. Directorsí who served college.

St. Benedictís College emerged runners up in the Junior Category, at the All Island Schools competition in 1994, 1995 and 1996 and champions amongst Boysí Schools in 1995 despite having to relocate its tennis court at various points in college. Benedictine, Franklyn Emmanuel, started his tennis career in 1998 and became National Champion at a tender age of 14. He went on to be the Asian Champion, in a short period of time, and was also a member of the National Team.

The need for a permanent tennis court was discussed from time to time, but not materialized, resulting in the sport once again declining due to the lack of facilities and interest for the game amongst the students.

The interest for the game, took a dramatic change, with the arrival of the new director, Rev. Bro. Henry Dissanayake, who permitted tennis to be played at the quadrangle, with the availability of three hard tennis courts, and a qualified, professional tennis coach.

We hope that the students will now take good use of the current facilities available and bring back the glory days of tennis to St. Benedictís College.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 09 2017 12:59:48 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 252 Reads Print
Benedictine Colours Night 2015
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on November 21 2016 23:52:22 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 386 Reads Print
Bens Junior Rugby Champs
St. Benedict's College junior Rugby team (Under 9 and Under 10) emerged champions at the Ananda College mini rugby carnival 2016, held recently at the Ananda grounds.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on November 11 2016 01:35:57 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 373 Reads Print
The Annual Holy Eucharistic Celebration, organized by St. Benedictís College Old Boysí Union, in remembrance of the dearly departed members of the Benedictine family will be held on THURSDAY, 10TH NOVEMBER 2016 @ 6 PM, at St. Luciaís Cathedral, Kotahena.

The Benedictine fraternity is invited to congregate together along with their family members at this Eucharistic Celebration to offer prayers and thanksgiving for all the dearly departed Benedictine family, who worked and served our beloved school in the years gone by.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on November 07 2016 22:06:54 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 374 Reads Print
Obituary - Old Benedictine Ronald Oliver Mortier (Father of Old Ben Dellon Mortier of 97 Batch)
ObituarySad to inform the passing away of Old Benedictine Ronald Oliver Mortier (Loving father of Old Ben Dellon Mortier of 97 Batch)

Funeral arrangements as per below, from the Daily News of 28th Oct 2016.

MORTIER - RONALD - Beloved husband of Jean Mortier, much loved father of Dellon (McLARENS) and Rochelle, father-in-law of Jackie Arnolda and Derk Fontaine. Remains lie at A.F. Raymondís Funeral Parlour, Borella. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 10.00 a.m. on Saturday 29th October for burial at the General Cemetery (R.C. Section), Borella. 151009

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 October 28 2016 00:24:51 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 365 Reads Print
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 26 2016 22:25:53 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 461 Reads Print
Bens emerged CHAMPS at the Junior SIR JOHN TARBET Schools Athletic Meet 2016
SportSt. Benedictís College was adjudged CHAMPIONS at the Junior SIR JOHN TARBET Schools Athletic Meet 2016, concluded at Embilipitiya, yesterday.

Bens also won the overall relay Championship and the under 15 age group championship. St Benedictís College obtained 64 points while runners up St Joseph's College were able only to obtain 53 points followed by the All Island Champs Maris Stella College, Negombo with 48 points.

Ladies College won the girls overall championship and St Bridges Convent were adjudged as runners up.

Following are the major events which St. Benedictís College won, during the calendar year 2016:
> Colombo Zonal Champions
> Wester Province Champions
> All Island Relay Carnival Champions
> Sir John Tarbet Junior Champions
> Josephian Relay Carnival Champions
> Runners up - All Island schoolís Athletic Championship
> 2nd runners up at the Sir John Tarbet Senior Championship

Congratulations to our athletes on their remarkable achievements in the recent past, and thank to Rev. Bro. Henry Dissanayake Ė Director for his leadership, Rev. Bro. Praveen Vaz, - Sports coordinator for his guidance, Mr. Nuwan - MIC Athletics, Mr. I. D. Premasiri - Senior Coach and the other coaches, the Athletic wing and parents for their support and enthusiasm which has brought great honor and pride to our alma mater.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 26 2016 22:17:56 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 388 Reads Print
OBITUARY - Old Benedictine Leo Nanayakkara - Past Vice President of the OBU(2012 to 2014)
ObituarySad to inform the passing away of Old Benedictine Leo Nanayakkara - Past Vice President of the OBU(2012 to 2014). Remains will lie at A.F. Raymondís Funeral Parlour from 2 pm today.

Cortege leaves parlour, TOMORROW, SUNDAY, 23rd October 2016 at 4.00 p.m. for burial at General Cemetery, Kanatte.

Late Leo was a very loyal Old Ben who assisted the College immensely.

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 October 22 2016 00:52:21 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 387 Reads Print
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Sydney Xavier
28/12/2016 08:35
Any college news for December 2016?

Santha Perera
13/06/2016 05:16
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

Santha Perera
19/04/2016 02:39
Any of the Bens cricketers playing in the U19 zonal tournament?

09/02/2016 00:33
I feel we should keep the billiard table and make alternate arrangements to accommodate same in the club premises for club members use

Virosh Fernando
24/07/2014 06:55
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.

Dilshan de Silva
23/12/2013 02:07
Hi, could you please update all pages under construction ?

Virosh Fernando
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Appreciate if the 2013/14 Cricket fixtures are updated on the website

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What about the Prefects investiture for year 2013????

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Hi, please advise the details about the Annual Dinner Dance - 2012.

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