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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 94 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 114 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 106 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 89 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 92 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 130 Reads Print
St. Benedict's College - Sesquicentennial Magazine - Now Available!!
The sesquicentennial magazine is finally printed (432 Pages) and is available for purchase at the College Welfare Office during school days before 2.30 pm.

There are a very limited number of the hard cover book with a dust jacket covering available on a first come first serve basis. This limited edition is priced at Rs.5,000/-

The soft cover book is priced at Rs.2,500/-

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 14 2017 00:00:25 0 Comments 369 Reads Print
St. Benedict’s College Champs at All Island Schools Relay Championship 2017
SportDefending champions St. Benedict’s College, Colombo (83 points) won the overall boys’ titles as the All Island Schools Relay Championship 2017 sponsored by Nestle Lanka and concluded at the Doreiappa Ground, Jaffna on 10TH Sep 2017. Maristella College Negombo was the runners up with 71 points followed by Rathayake MMV Walala with 60 points.

Champion schools - U-20 boys’ - Maris Stella College - Negombo, U-18 boys’ - St. Benedict’s College - Colombo, U-16 boys’ - Dharmapala College - Pannipitiya, U-14 boys’ - St. Peter’s College - Colombo, U-12 boys’ - Trinity College - Kandy.

Bens also won the under 18 overall championship by winning the 4x100, 4x 200 , Medley relay and second place in the one lap relay . Bens won gold in the 4x 200 and Medley relay and silver in the sprint relay in the under 20 category. Bens also went on to win the gold In the Under 16 sprint relay.
The Benedictine junior team also excelled, winning the Bronze Medal in 4x 50 meters in under 12 age group.

Boys U18 Medley Relay – 1. St. Benedict’s (2.03.2). 2. Royal Colombo (2.04.0). 3. A. Ratnayake Walala MMV (2.04.3). Boys U20 Medley Relay – 1. St. Benedict’s (2.01.2). 2. Maris Stella Negombo (2.01.8). 3. A. Ratnayake Walala MMV (2.02.2). Boys U18 – 4x200m – 1. St. Benedict’s (1.32.4). 2. Royal Colombo (1.34.1). 3. Maris Stella Negombo (1.34.4). Boys U20 – 4x200m – 1. St. Benedict’s (1.32.3). 2. Maris Stella Negombo (1.33.1). 3. St Peter’s Colombo (1.33.9). Boys U18 – 4x400m – 1. A. Ratnayake MMV Walala (3.29.5). 2. St. Benedict’s (3.39.9). 3. St Sylvester’s (3.30.0).

The Benedictines have already won the Saints' Quadrangular Athletic Meet , Colombo zonal , Western Province and were runners up in senior John Tarbet Athletic Meet in 2017 season.

Our heartfelt congratulations to the Benedictine athletes for bringing glory and honour to our beloved school, Rev. Bro. Director for his leadership, Rev. Bro. Praveen Vaz (Sports Coordinator), POG, MIC, The Athletic Wing and Old Boys of SBC for their guidance and support and not forgetting the parents for their encouragement.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 11 2017 23:02:42 0 Comments 539 Reads Print
JOES - BENS meet in All- Island Schools Tournament Opener 2017
St. Joseph’s College, Maradana will take on St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena in the Sri Lanka Schools All-Island tournament opener match on Monday, 4th September 2017 at 4.00 p.m. at the Sugathadasa Stadium.

Let us all rally round to cheer our young Bens!!
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 29 2017 11:48:25 0 Comments 648 Reads Print
Clean sweep for Old Peterites at the Golden Jubilee Saints Quadrangular Tourney 2017
The Golden Jubilee Saints Quadrangular Tournament hosted by St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota and worked off in Kandy during the weekend (26th & 27th August), saw Old Peterites winning all the events (Cricket, Basketball and Rugby).

Rugby - Old Peterites stamped their class, winning the sevens tournament beating the host 40/07 at Nittawela.

Cricket – (Over 40’s) Antonians fell short by 12 runs against the Peterites in the finals played at Asgiriya.

Cricket – (Under 40’s) Old Peterites overcame their traditional rivals Old Joes by 31 runs in the finals played at Katugastota.

Basketball – Old Peterites continued their supremacy in the tournament winning the basketball event outshining Old Josephians by 71/48.

The Josephians lead the series tally with 16 wins in the main cricket tournament while the Antonians lead the series tally in the over 40’s with seven wins. The Benedictines have dominated the basketball with 10 wins in 12 editions whiles the Peterites have won the rugby tournament thrice in four competitions.

Former Benedictine Cricket Captain, Joe Savarimuttupulle graced the occasion as Chief Guest whiles Rev. Fr. Henry Wijeratne - Principal St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota was present as guest of honor.

Among the other dignitaries present were, Premalal de Silva - Antonian Cricket Captain in 1973, Rev. Fr. Eugine Silva, Rev. Fr. Niranjan Wijeratne, (all from St. Anthony’s College , Katugastota), Wilhelm Brown, President SACK OBA - Colombo Branch, Malsiri Perera President OBSC, Preethiraj de Silva, President OJSC & Asela Lihinikaduwa, President POBU. Ranjit Peiris, President and Srilal de Silva Treasure (both from Saints Quad. Main Board)

Main Quad : (50 overs a side)

1st Semi Final - (reduced to 40 overs a side) : Old Josephians beat Old Antonians by 05 wickets.
Old Antonians - 144 in 34.3 overs & Old Joes 147 for 5 in 35.3 overs.

2nd Semi Final - Old Peterites beat Old Bens by 08 wickets.
Old Bens - 231/8 in 50 Overs & Old Peterites – 232/2 in 20.1 overs.

Final - (reduced to 40 overs a side ) : Old Peterites beat Old Josephians by 31 runs.
Old Peterites : 252 in 39.4 overs and Old Josephians : 221 in 37.5 overs

Old Peterites beat Old Joes 71/48 in the Final played at Gateway College Courts, Kandy
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 29 2017 11:28:33 0 Comments 669 Reads Print
50th Saints Quadrangular 2017
The 50th Saints Quadrangular involving Old Boys of the four premier Catholic Schools namely St. Anthony's, Katugastota, St. Benedict's, St. Joseph's and St. Peter's, will be held on 26th & 27th August 2017, in Kandy.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 22 2017 22:58:20 0 Comments 682 Reads Print
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