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Issuing of Grade 1 Application Forms for the year 2018 - on 11th & 18th March 2017
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on March 05 2017 12:30:09 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 907 Reads Print
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 22 2017 12:55:33 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 860 Reads Print
Mr. Balraj Rajaratnam (former College Cricketer 1982/83) from OBU UK delivered a consignment of 20 Brand new Tennis Racquets donated by the members of the OBU UK Branch, in support of the effort to develop Tennis at college. Mr. Ranjit Fernando (former Tennis player & National Cricketer) initiated the project to have three hard courts at the college quadrangle to revive the sport. His brother Sunil Fernando (Cricket Captain in 1964) domiciled in UK and the members of the OBU UK Branch, readily responded to our request by donating these racquets for the Senior Tennis players at College.

The Director Rev. Bro. Henry Dissanayake accepted the consignment of racquets in the presence of the Sports Coordinator Rev. Bro. Pravin Vaz, Tennis Master in Charge Mr. Shanthilal Perera & Kumar Sabaratnam from Old Bens Sports Club.

The presentation was made on 14th February 2017.

Special thanks to the members of the OBU Ė UK Branch, for their kind gesture to our Alma Mater.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 21 2017 12:22:32 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 864 Reads Print
Saints' Quadrangular Athletic Meet 2017'
SportThe joint organising committee of the Saints' Quadrangular Schools Cordially invites you all to the Annual Saints'Quadrangular Athletic Meet 2017 at St. Peter's College Grounds, Bambalapitiya on 25th and 26th February 2017 from 9.00 a.m. onwards.

Chief Guests - Mr. luke De Silva (President, Bens Alumni Association, New York, USA) and Mrs. Rohini De Silva

Guest of Honour - Mr. Samal Dissanaike, Director - Supply Chain, ANSELL LANKA

The event is hosted by St. Benedict's College

Your presence at this meet will be a great encouragement to the young athletes of our four schools.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 19 2017 12:15:29 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 930 Reads Print
Camillus House Victorious at the Benedictine Inter Ė House Athletic Meet 2017
CollegeThe St. Benedictís College annual Inter- House Athletic Meet was concluded at the College grounds on 27th January 2017, with Camillus House Winning the Rev. Bro. Alexander Cyrillus Challenge Shield donated by his devoted pupil Mr. Saman Upasena, for the Overall Championship with 421 points, Cassian House coming second with 357 points ,followed by Luke House and Claude House.

The standard of Athletics was of a very high level, with the most outstanding performances coming from Shalika Santhush Weerasinghe , winning the Best Performance Award for Track Events-Senior, for his timing of 21.80 secs in the Under 17- 200 meters and Mahela Heshan Jayatissa for Field events, leaping a distance of 13.76 meters in the Under 20 -Triple Jump. Pramuditha Mihirange and Sudev Mithakshara were the best performers among the Under 15 Juniorsí for Track Ė-100 meters Hurdles and for Field- Long Jump, respectively. The Relay Championship was won by Camillus House with Luke House coming in second place.

The Champion Athletes in the Age Group Segments were : Under 12- Andrew Akesh Anthonyraj (Cassian House), Under 13- A.P. Adams (Camillus House) , Under 14 Hasitha Kaushalya (Claude House) ,Under -15- Pramuditha Weerasinghe (Claude House) , Under 16 (Joint)- Pasindu Madushan Senanayake (Claude House ) and Anuja Prabashwara (Cassian House), Under 17- Shalika Santhush Weerasinghe (Camillus House) ,Under 18- Sahan Thenuka Rajapaksha (Cassian House) and Under 20 Ė Shammi Lakshan (Luke House).

A part of the Grand Finale was the magnificent Gymnastic Display by the College Gymnastic Squad followed by the March past by students of the respective Houses, Cadets & Scouts, led by the College Western Band.

The Chief Guest, distinguished Old Benedictine Mr. Rohan Rodrigo, Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank, Sri Lanka, spoke with emotion about his school days from 1967 to 1981 and how the education he received at St. Benedictís made it possible for him to reach the No. 1 position of a Global Bank in Sri Lanka. He congratulated Bro. Director Henry Dissanayake and the School Management for the phenomenal performances of the SBC Athletes in 2016 and wished the team all success in the future. Bro. Henry Dissanayake, mentioned that Mr. Rohan Rodrigo was a role model for young Bens.

Mr. Rodrigo and Mrs. Renuka Rodrigo gave away the main awards and Master Ravintha Perera, Head Prefect, delivered the Vote of Thanks. The meet ended with the singing of the National Anthem.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on January 30 2017 10:44:35 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 1015 Reads Print
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 ∑ 841 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 ∑ 1058 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 ∑ 1 Comments ∑ 965 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 ∑ 985 Reads Print
Benedictine Colours Night 2015
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on November 21 2016 23:52:22 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 1000 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 ∑ 991 Reads Print
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