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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 ∑ 942 Reads Print
Benedictine Colours Night 2015
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 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on November 21 2016 23:52:22 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 966 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 ∑ 955 Reads Print
BENEDICTINE REQUIEM MASS - THURSDAY, 10TH NOVEMBER 2016
The Annual Holy Eucharistic Celebration, organized by St. Benedictís College Old Boysí Union, in remembrance of the dearly departed members of the Benedictine family will be held on THURSDAY, 10TH NOVEMBER 2016 @ 6 PM, at St. Luciaís Cathedral, Kotahena.

The Benedictine fraternity is invited to congregate together along with their family members at this Eucharistic Celebration to offer prayers and thanksgiving for all the dearly departed Benedictine family, who worked and served our beloved school in the years gone by.
 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on November 07 2016 22:06:54 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 932 Reads Print
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 ∑ 957 Reads Print
BASKETBALL - BENS WIN MAGIS CUP
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 Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 26 2016 22:25:53 ∑ 0 Comments ∑ 1040 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 ∑ 940 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 ∑ 958 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 ∑ 942 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 ∑ 1023 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 ∑ 996 Reads Print
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