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35th AGM of SBC OBU Victoria (Australia) held on 24th July 2016 in Melbourne
OBU Melbourne, AustraliaThe 35th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union Victoria (Australia) was held on Sunday 24th July 2016 at Walawwa “The Bunglow” Sandown Regency amidst a large gathering of Old Boys and their families.

The proceedings commenced at 10.00 a.m. with Holy Mass followed by the AGM. In celebrating the St. Benedict’s Feast, following the meeting all Old Benedictines and their Families stayed on for a Social with Lunch & Music.

While we are happy to announce the successful completion of the year 2015/2016 under the leadership of our President Wasantha Jayalath together with the support of the Committee the following members were elected as Office Bearers for the year 2016/2017.

SBC OBU Victoria (Australia) Office Bearers 2016/2017

Patron : Morley Fernando

President : Wasantha Jayalath
Vice President : Romesh Perera
Secretary : Shane De Hoedt
Asst. Secretary : Damien Ramenaden
Treasurer : Victor Sugirth
Social Secretary : Andre Irugalbandara
Sports Secretary : Priyan De Silva
Editor : Navin Fernando

Committee Members
Rohan De Silva
Lakshitha Ediriwickrama
Suchen Silva
Sonal De Silva
Rex Pathmanathan
Michael Felsinger

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 15 2016 02:24:32 · 0 Comments · 331 Reads Print
Obituary - Old Benedictine Neil Anandappa (Loving Father of Old Benedictines, Ralston, Shervin and Gavin)
ObituarySad to inform the passing away of Old Benedictine Neil Anandappa (Loving Father of Old Benedictines, Ralston, Shervin and Gavin)

Remains lie at A.F. Raymond funeral parlor.

Funeral will take place tomorrow, Thursday, 11th August 2016 at 4.30 pm for Burial at General Cemetery, Borella Kanatte.

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 10 2016 02:21:17 · 0 Comments · 469 Reads Print
‘SAINTS QUADRANGULAR’ 2016 - 6th and 7th August 2016
OBU, ColomboThe Saints Quadrangular involving Old Boys of the four premier Catholic Schools namely St. Anthony's College, Katugastota, St. Benedict's College, St. Joseph's College and St. Peter's College, will be held on 6th and 7th August 2016.

The official opening ceremony will be held on 6th August 2016 at St. Joseph's College, Colombo at 8.00 a.m.

The schedule of games are as follows:

Basketball - All matches to be played at the SJC Courts

Date Time Group 1 Group 2
• 6th August - 7.00 a.m. - SJC vs. SBC
• 6th August - 8.30 a.m. - SPC vs. SACK
• 6th August - 3.30 p.m. - SJC vs. SACK
• 6th August - 5.00 p.m. - SBC vs. SPC
• 7th August - 7.30 a.m. - SJC vs.SPC
• 7th August - 9.00 a.m. - SBC vs.SACK
• 7th August - 3.30 p.m. - Final - Group 1 vs Group 2

Cricket Main Quadrangular - Matches to be played at SBC and SJC grounds

Date Time Group 1 Group 2 Venue
• 6th August - 9.45 a.m. - SJC vs. SPC SJC grounds
• 6th August - 9.45 a.m. - SBC vs. SACK SBC grounds
• 7th August - 9.45 a.m. - Final SJC grounds

Cricket Over 40s Quadrangular - Matches to be played at SBC and SPC grounds
Date Time Group 1 Group 2 Venue
• 6th August - 9.45 a.m. - SJC vs. SPC SPC grounds
• 6th August - 9.45 a.m. - SBC vs. SACK SPC grounds
• 7th August - 9.45 a.m. - Final SBC grounds

Rugby - All rugby matches are to be played at the SPC grounds from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon on 7th August.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 05 2016 12:12:56 · 0 Comments · 342 Reads Print
OBUK Silver Jubilee Dinner Dance 2016
OBU, United KingdomIt is that time of the year where the Benedictine fraternity, friends and family gather to wine, dine and dance along in true Benedictine spirit. This year we are also celebrating 25 years since forming Old Bens in the UK.

Old Bens UK Silver Jubilee Dinner Dance
at the Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel
Ditton Rd, Langley Slough
Tel -01753 544 244

Saturday 17th September 2016 from 7pm onwards

Silver Service Menu

Dress Code: Black Tie / Lounge

Tickets - £60

Live Music by Exceed + Guest Artist

For tickets contact
Micheal - 07791 809275
Navantha - 07585 709235
Jerome - 07985 738113

We are also looking for sponsorship's by way of advertisements for the event souvenir and please get in touch if you could help. As you know, this is the main fund raising event for Old Bens UK and this year the association donated £1000 to the college athletic fund, acknowledging recent achievements in track and field by our young Benedictines.

Please do rally around to make this event a great success.

Thanking you,

Yours Benedictinely,
on Behalf of Old Bens in the United Kingdom,
Jerome Adams
Gen. Secretary
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 05 2016 11:58:39 · 0 Comments · 368 Reads Print
Obituary - Mr. Stephen Anton, Beloved Husband of Mrs. Stephani Anton (Staff of SBC)
ObituarySad to inform the passing away of Mr. Stephen Anton, Beloved Husband of Mrs. Stephani Anton (Staff of St. Benedict's College - Primary)

Remains lie at LANKA FLORISTS, Punchi Borella.

Funeral will take place TODAY, 22nd July 2016, at 3.00 p.m., for Burial at Madampitiya Cemetery.

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 July 21 2016 22:31:25 · 0 Comments · 380 Reads Print
Shalika Santhush win his second Gold in the 200m
SportBenedictine Shalika Santhush won his second Gold medal in the 200m clocking 22.97secs at the 6th Children of Asia International Sports Games in Russia today. He also won the 100m event two days ago.

Congratulations to Shalika for bring glory and honour to our Mother Lanka and to St. Benedict’s College.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on July 13 2016 12:18:33 · 0 Comments · 441 Reads Print
Shalika Santhush win GOLD at Asia International Sports Games
Young Sprinter Shalika Santhush from St. Benedict's College, Kotahena won Gold medal in the 100m (11.20 sec) at the 6th Children of Asia International Sports Games continued in Russia today.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on July 10 2016 11:14:06 · 0 Comments · 485 Reads Print
July Breeze 2016 - 31st July 2016
OBU, ColomboA Vintage Picnic-Social for the Oldie Bens

OBJECTIVE of 'July Breeze'
An annual Forum for the Overage Old Bens, to renew friendships, in the last lap of their long tenure and association with College. Other under-age Old Bens, Spouses-Partners-Carers, Staff & Well Wishers are also welcome. It is not a dinner-dance & fund raiser.

“In a spirit of enthusiastic renewal of old and forgotten friendships. … What we have in mind will also serve to bring about similar feelings and assist all those who have lost their friendships over the past 50 odd years to renew their association all over again and at the same time bring some happiness to all......”
Franklyn Holsinger

Sunday 31July 2016; 11.00am – 16.00pm at the Palm Village Hotel, Usvetikeiyawa, Sri Lanka.

Tickets: Rs.2,600/=
Oldie Bens 55+ {primary focus group}
Bus Early Birds Return: Rs.200/=
BYO: Bring Your Own
Attire: Smart Casual – Green & White
Swimming/Sun tanning Facilities are available
Make your reservations & pledges early to avoid disappointment.

Enrolment Coordinators:
Gerry Nanayakkara, Treasurer, +94 714 727272
Gamini Kannandara – Ticket Sales +94 777 753 660
SriRajan Fernandopulle– ANZ ,
Luke de Silva – AMERICA ,
John NLC Fernando – ASEAN +65 9637 9269 / +94 777 619 637
Eric Motha – CANADA
Dugald Gonsal – EUROPE
Victor Fernando – MIDEAST +97 15063 16900
Ainsley de Silva – SRI LANKA +94 776 437 348
Ashan Stanislaus – SRI LANKA Old Boys' Union +94 777 558 244
Eraj Abeywardane - SRILANKA +94 777 310 144
Jerome Fernando – SRI LANKA St.Benedict;s College Welfare Society +94 773 402 908
Malsiri Perera – SRI LANKA Old Bens Sports Club +94 777 560 711
Maurice Jegarajasingham – SRI LANKA SBC Development Fund +94 773 334 455
Neil de Silva – SRI LANKA Boarders +94 777 701313
Tilak Peiris – SRI LANKA +94 777 744 598
Franklyn Holsinger – WORLDWIDE ,
John NLC Fernando – OVERALL +94 777 619 637

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on July 10 2016 10:59:14 · 0 Comments · 440 Reads Print
Obituary - Mrs. Rita Abeysekera - Retired Teacher, St.Benedict’s College
Sad to inform the passing away of Mrs. Rita Abeysekera (Retired Teacher, St. Benedict’s College) One of the best Science Teachers in the O/L classes.


Retired Teacher De Mazenod College, Kandana and St.Benedict’s College, Kotahena, beloved youngest daughter of late Don John & Beatrice Margret, loving wife of late Henry Senarath, much loved mother of Nelunika and Angela, mother-in-law of Dineepa and Daminda, sister of late Hyacinth, late Fr. Stanley (St. Joseph’s), Prof. Damascene, late Francis Clement, Emelda and Leonie, sister-in-law of Annette, late Perly, Rita Monica, Stella, Lilian, Palmon, Michael, Nemician, Hortense and Nimal, adorable grandmother of Navoda, Navidi, Ometh and Tharuli, expired. Cortege leaves residence No. 158, Hanwella Pahala, Hanwella on Tuesday 28th June 2016 at 3.30 p.m. for Service and Burial at Our Lady of Assumption Church, Hanwella at 4.00 p.m. 087262
(As per the Daily news 28th June 2016)

May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 27 2016 22:20:57 · 1 Comments · 383 Reads Print
De La Salle Day & Silver Jubilee Celebrations – on 13th May 2016
De La Salle Day was celebrated at St Benedict’s College on 13th May 2016 which also coincided with the felicitation of the Silver Jubilarians Mrs. Mala Basnayake, Mrs. Marcia Missier, Mr. Roshan Perera , Mrs. Steffani Fernanado & Mr. S. Vartharajah from the staff of St. Benedict’s College.

The proceedings commenced with the Holy Mass at St. Lucia’s Cathedral, followed by the felicitation Ceremony at the college open air stage. The day concluded with a friendly Cricket Match between the Tutorial Staff and the Prefects, which was won by the team representing the Tutorial Staff.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 26 2016 12:44:03 · 0 Comments · 349 Reads Print
Benedictines Crowned Champs at the All Island Relay Carnival 2016
SportThe ever-popular All Island Schools Relay carnival was resurrected after a lapse of many years and St. Benedict’s College with 80 points emerged champions at the championships, concluded at the Bogambara Stadium, Kandy on 24th June 2016.

Bens, also went on to win the under 15 and under 17 overall championships, with the under 13 team recording the All Island best timing in the 4 x 100m and 4 x 200m events.

A total of over 7000 athletes from 365 schools participated in 5 Age groups (U13, 15, 17, 19 & 21) with Trinity College Kandy ended up being the runners up and Walala sports college Kandy, finishing in 3rd place.

 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on June 26 2016 11:40:59 · 0 Comments · 370 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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