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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 ∑ 424 Reads Print
BASKETBALL - BENS WIN MAGIS CUP
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 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 26 2016 22:25:53 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 506 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 ∑ 447 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 ∑ 431 Reads Print
Bens emerged overall runners up at 32nd All Island Schools Athletic Meet 2016
SportSt. Benedictís College emerged overall runners up losing to Maris Stella College, Negombo by a mere 3 points. ( 97 against 100) at the 32nd All Island Schools Athletic Meet concluded yesterday, (17th October 2016) at the Bogambara Stadium, Kandy.

Bens won the overall relay championship, the under 17 group championship and were runners up in under 19 and 21 age groups too.

So far Bens have won 4 major meets ( Colombo Zonal , Western province , All island Relay Carnival and the Josaphian Relay Carnival )

The final meet for the season will be the junior Sir John Trabet meet to be held next week at the Embilipitiya Stadium.

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 17 2016 22:49:01 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 435 Reads Print
COLLEGE PRIZE GIVING 2016
CollegeThe College prize giving was held in a grand scale at college quadrangular open air stage on 14th October 2016. Former General Secretary of the Old Boys' Union, Architect Ranjan Nadesapillai and his charming wife, Mrs. Joyce Nadesapillai graced the occasion and distributed the awards to the winners.

Archt. Ranjan Nadesapillai, Principal Architect of RANJAN NADESAPILLAI ASSOCIATES counts over 30 years of experience since graduation. He is a Chartered Architect and Fellow Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. Fellow Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Chartered Member of the Institute of Environmental Professionals of Sri Lanka, Fellow Member of the Institute of Management of Sri Lanka ,and an Accredited Professional of the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 17 2016 00:47:08 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 493 Reads Print
ENGLISH DAY 2016
CollegeThe English Day of St. Benedict's College was held at the Town Hall, Colombo, on 11th October 2016. Our retired teacher Mr. Meril Perera graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 13 2016 04:03:06 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 479 Reads Print
SINHALA DAY 2016


 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 07 2016 06:55:29 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 485 Reads Print
BENS, All Island Under 17 (Div 3) Runner up - 2016
SportSt. Benedict's College Under 17 Cricket "B" team emerged runners-up at the All island Div 3 Tournament organized by the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association. Bens lost the finals to Lyceum Wattala by 13 runs.

A total of 170 schools participated in this tournament and the final was played on 19.09.2016 at Thurstan Grounds.

The College team put up a good chase and earned accolades for their good performance from the President of the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association who was the Chief Guest at the award ceremony.

Lyceum Wattala: 270 all out - Hirusha Saranga 4 for 43, Buddhima Wijesundera 2 for 38

SBC: 257 for 7 in 50 overs - Deshan Vimukthi 68 ,Nisalka Fernando 56, Chelaka Jayalath 29 not out.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 05 2016 01:00:35 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 395 Reads Print
BENS CHAMPS at JOES Relay Carnival
SportSt. Benedict's College excelled at the Josephian Relay Carnival as they emerged overall Champions in the boys section. Bens dominated most of the events and also won the under 14, 15, and 19 age groups championships.

Three of our main Athletes failed compete in the under 17 category as they were down with injuries.

St. Joseph College, Maradana ended up being runners up, whiles Ava Maria, Negombo won the overall Girls Relay Championships.

The Meet was held at the Sports Ministry Grounds, Colombo last Saturday, 24th September 2016.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 28 2016 04:15:40 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 363 Reads Print
newly elected office bearers of the Old Benedictines Sports Club - 2016/2017
OBU, ColomboOBSC Office Bearers 2016/2017
Patron (Provincial Visitor) - Rev. Bro. Christy Croos
Vice Patrons (Director SBC) - Rev.Bro. Henry Dissanayake, Dudley Thambinayagam, Tilak Pieris, Lalith Madappuli and Emil Kronemberg

Management Committee
President Malsiri Perera
Vice President Rev. Bro.Priveen Vaz
Vice President Tony Ganlath
Vice President Anura De Silva
Vice President Delly Fernando
Vice Presdent Srilal De Silva
General Secretary Kumar Sabaratnam
Asst. Gen. Secretary Jeremy Babapulle
Treasurer Lalantha Perera
Asst. Treasurer Jeremy Adams
Pavilion Secretary Maxie Mariampillai
Asst. Pavilion Sec. Christopher Joseph
Social Secretary Charles Ramanathan
Membership Sec. Angelo Fernando
Cricket Sec. Suresh Marcellus
Soccer Sec. Diluka Perera
Basketball Sec. Sheldon Sivalingam
Hockey Sec. Gerald Paldano
Rugby Sec. Kavindra Dissanayake
Indoor Sports Sec. Dexter Fernando
Athletic Sec. Loxley Dharmaratne
Tennis Sec. Noel Abeyratne
Committee Members - Rajive Dissanayake, Adrian Muttupulle, Nevin Noyahr, Merwyn Goonawardene and Kennedy Machado
Prefect of Games - Vivian Saverymuthapulle

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 28 2016 02:56:32 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 378 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?

Valentine
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
09/10/2013 04:08
Appreciate if the 2013/14 Cricket fixtures are updated on the website

Santha Perera
01/02/2013 01:31
What about the Prefects investiture for year 2013????

Santha Perera
24/12/2012 12:40
Wishing all Old Bens & their families a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Niroshan Perera
16/10/2012 07:25
Hi, please advise the details about the Annual Dinner Dance - 2012.

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