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Bens emerged overall runners up at 32nd All Island Schools Athletic Meet 2016
SportSt. Benedict’s 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 – 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 · 371 Reads Print
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 · 434 Reads Print
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 · 429 Reads Print

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 07 2016 06:55:29 · 0 Comments · 438 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 · 355 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 · 314 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 · 332 Reads Print
OBU, ColomboThe above meeting will be held on Saturday 24th September 2016 at the club premises at 6.30 pm.


1.0 Meeting called to order
2.0 Opening prayer by Rev. Bro. Director
3.0 Observing a minutes silence in remembrance of the departed members
4.0 Welcome address by the President
5.0 Reading notice convening the meeting
6.0 Confirmation of the minutes of the last AGM held on 12.12.2016
7.0 Review of the Annual Report
8.0 Review of the Audited Statements of Account for the period 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2016
9.0 Correspondence if any
10.0 Announcement of the Patron of the club – The Provincial Visitor Rev. Bro. Christy Croos
10.1 Confirmation of Vice Patrons; Rev. Bro. Director (Ex- officio Director of the Club) and 04 others nominated by the President in consultation with the Management Committee
11.0 Election of Office Bearers
11.1 President
11.2 05 Vice Presidents (Rev. Bro.Sub Director – Ex- Officio & 04 others)
11.3 Hony. General Secretary
11.4 Hony. Asst. General Secretary
11.5 Hony. Treasurer
11.6 Hony. Asst. Treasurer
11.7 Hony. Pavilion Secretary
11.8 Hony. Asst. Pavilion Secretary
11.9 Hony. Social Secretary
11.10 Hony. Membership Secretary
11.11 Hony.Sports Secretaries( Cricket, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Rugby, Athletics, Indoor Games, Tennis
11.12 Prefect of Games (Ex Officio)
11.13 05 Committee Members
12.0 Appointment of Auditors
13.0 Any other business
14.0 Address by the newly elected President
15.0 Vote of thanks
16.0 College Anthem
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 19 2016 01:47:11 · 0 Comments · 313 Reads Print
BENS take on Lyceum International , in the Finals on Monday 19th September 2016
SportSt. Benedict’s College will meet Lyceum International School, Wattala in the Finals of the All-Island Div III Schools Cricket Tournament 2016 to be played at Thurstan College Grounds on Monday 19th September 2016.

This is the first time that St. Benedict’s College under 17 team had entered a Schools Final and hope that our boys will be able to pull off a memorable victory.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 17 2016 12:13:50 · 0 Comments · 275 Reads Print
BENS into Finals of the U17 Div III All-Island Cricket Tournament
SportSt. Benedict’s College “B” team beat Royal Institute Colombo by 8 wickets to enter the finals of the All-Island Div III Schools Cricket Tournament 2016. The low scoring game saw Royal Institute being bowled out for 98 runs with Imal, Buddima, Sujana and Hiruska claiming two wickets each. St. Benedict’s College in their run chase reached the target in only 14.2 overs with Buddima Wijesundara top scoring with an unbeaten 64 runs.

This is the first time that St. Benedict’s College has entered an U17 Final and will meet Lyceum International School, Wattala. (Venue and date to be finalized)

Royal Institute Colombo – 98 All out in 30.3 overs ( Sujana Fernando 2 for 11)

St. Benedict’s College – 99 for 2 in 14.2 overs (Buddima Wijesundara 64 not out)
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 13 2016 23:17:10 · 0 Comments · 301 Reads Print
Obituary - Old Benedictine Gavin Senn, a great saxophonist and superb vocalist
Sad to inform the passing away of Old Benedictine Gavin Senn, a great saxophonist and superb vocalist.
Late Gavin was struck down with a kidney ailment and his health condition had deteriorating since then. His commitment and loyalty to our alma mater was shown when he performed at the ‘OUR OWN SHOW’ held last year to celebrate the 150th jubilee of St. Benedict’s College, in spite of his illness..

Obituary notice as follows. (DAILY NEWS)
SENN - GAVIN - ‘Safe in the Arms of Jesus’. Dearly beloved son of the late Bernie and Celine, loving brother of Ramona, Jerome and Ricky, beloved father of Denver, brother-in-law of Rohan, Anne and Nicole, expired. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 9.00 a.m. on Tuesday 13th September onwards. Cortege leaves parlour on Wednesday 14th September 2016 at 4.30 p.m. for cremation at General Cemetery, Kanatte at 5.00 p.m.127113 (Daily News)

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 September 12 2016 02:17:04 · 0 Comments · 543 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
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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