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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 · 442 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 · 415 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 · 399 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 · 394 Reads Print
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 · 402 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 · 551 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 · 428 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
SL3 8PT
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 · 455 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 · 452 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 · 516 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 · 568 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?

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 ?

Virosh Fernando
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Appreciate if the 2013/14 Cricket fixtures are updated on the website

Santha Perera
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What about the Prefects investiture for year 2013????

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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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