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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 · 276 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 · 245 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 · 257 Reads Print
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016 OF OLD BENEDICTINES’ SPORTS CLUB
OBU, ColomboThe above meeting will be held on Saturday 24th September 2016 at the club premises at 6.30 pm.

AGENDA

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 · 241 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 · 210 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 · 238 Reads Print
Obituary - Old Benedictine Gavin Senn, a great saxophonist and superb vocalist
Obituary
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 · 431 Reads Print
Requiem Mass in Memory of Rev. Fr. Joe Vas - Past Director of St. Benedict’s College (Formally known as Rev. Bro. Edward)
ObituaryA Requiem Mass in Memory of Rev. Fr. Joe Vas - Past Director of St. Benedict’s College (Formally known as Rev. Bro. Edward) will be offered at St. Joseph's Novitiate, Mutwal on Tuesday, 20th September 2016 at 6.00 p.m.

His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Fidelis Fernando - Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo, will be the Chief Celebrant at this Eucharist service.

Please call 0777-687909 for further information.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on September 07 2016 23:52:33 · 0 Comments · 354 Reads Print
Obituary - Rev. Fr. Joe Vas - Past Director of St. Benedict’s College (Formally known as Rev. Bro. Edward)
CollegeSad to inform the passing away of Rev. Fr. Joe Vas - Past Director of St. Benedict’s College (Formally known as Rev. Bro. Edward)

Remains lie at No. 25, Welisarawatte, 2nd Lane, Mahabage.

Funeral will take place on Monday, 22nd August 2016. Holy Mass at the residence at 2.00 P.M. and thereafter for burial at Madampitiya Cemetery.

Bro Edward. Born in Haputale, in 1929, attended De La Salle College, Mutwal and De Mazenod College, Kandana.
Bro Edward had taught at St. Andrew's College, Puttalam, De La Salle College, Mutwal, St. Anthony's College, Wattala and St Sebastian's, Moratuwa, before he came to St. Benedict's College in 1958.

In those days St. Benedict's lunch interval continued from 12 noon to 1.15 p.m. According to Bro Edward's measure, time had to be spent gainfully and he conducted a musical half-hour from 12.30 to 1.00 p.m. with amplifiers, so that the whole school could listen to music.

It was called 'request time' and a request for playing a musical record carried the payment of 5 cents. These requests times, evolved into 'Our Own Musical Shows,' with students of St Benedict's performing as vocalists and musicians.

In 1967, Bro Edward went to the Philippines to read for his MBA and Masters in Religious Education. Back at St Benedict's in 1972, he was appointed director of the school and proved to be one of the great directors, the school produced.

St Benedict's lost their genial teacher, when in 1979 he was ordained a Catholic priest in Oklahoma City, USA, taking the name Fr. Joe Vas.

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 August 20 2016 12:50:26 · 0 Comments · 329 Reads Print
Felicitation of Rev. Bro. Timothy Coldwell, FSC - General councilor, for Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN)
CollegeThe Lasallian Congregation in Sri Lanka, headed by Rev. Bro. Christy Croos - Provincial Visitor, together with the participation of the Alumni of St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala, De Mazenod College, Kandana and St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena, felicitated Rev. Bro. Timothy Coldwell, FSC - General councilor, for Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN), at a simple ceremony held at the Jetwing Blues Hotel Negombo, last Saturday 13th August 2016 which was followed by a fellowship dinner.

The purpose of this meeting was to provide an opportunity for Rev. Bro. Timothy to have a brief understanding of the Alumni participation of the Lasallian Mission in Sri Lanka. The main feature of the event was the Presentations made by the three schools, illustrating their respective rich history, facilities provided for the students and their achievements on Education, Sports and extracurricular activities.


 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 15 2016 05:09:28 · 0 Comments · 327 Reads Print
25th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Association (NSW - Sydney)
OBU Sydney, AustrlaiaThe 25th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Association (NSW) was held on Sunday 14th August 2016 at the Dish Restaurant, Sydney.

The proceedings commenced at 11 am with Holy Mass celebrated by Rev Fr. Chaminda Wanigasena, Sri Lankan Chaplain in Sydney.

The AGM was followed by a fellowship lunch for members and their spouses/partners.

Office Bearers and Committee Members for 2016/17 are as follows;

Harold Christie David (Patron)
Roshan Pathinather (President)
Sherwell Fernando (Vice President)
Claude Perera (Treasurer)
Jerome De Silva (General Secretary)
Yohan Pathinather (Social Secretary)
Eshanka Wickremaratne (Sports Secretary)

Committee Members:
Ronnie Almeida, Lionel Machado, Saliya Tennekoon, Dr Sellappa Prahalath, Alster Firth, Dilen Edirimanasinghe.

Doug Jones (Editor)
Anton Massillamany (Auditor)
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 15 2016 02:28:08 · 0 Comments · 324 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
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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 ?

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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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