Benedictine sportsmen felicitated

The Annual Benedictine Colours Night was held in grand style at the College Auditorium on Friday, 1st November 2019. Distinguished Old Benedictine Jeyam Perumal and Mrs. Eresha Perumal were the Chief Guests and former Benedictine Football captain Dr. Collin Fernandopulle was the Guest of Honour at the event. Rev. Bro. Ernest Tarcisius, Director of St. Benedict’s College started the proceedings with his Welcome Address immediately after the Opening Prayer and the singing of the College Anthem.

317 Sportsmen of the college received Merit Awards, Colours, Star Awards and Special Awards for their achievements in Cricket, Athletics, Football, Basketball, Gymnastics, Hockey, Rugby, Swimming, Karate, Rifle Shooting, Scouting, Tennis, Chess and Prefectship during the past year, in the presence of an auditorium full audience of Parents, Rev. Fathers, Rev. Brothers, Rev. Sisters, Teachers, Coaches, Support Staff, and invitees. Benedictine Star Athlete Sahan Rajapaksha has crowned the Sportsman of the Year with Sri Lanka Under 19, Cricketer Maheesh Theekshana and Champion Javelin Thrower Pragathi Ranawake as Joint Runners Up.

The award for the Best Sportsman of the Primary School went to Nelith Sasmitha Peter. Star Awards were presented to Benedictine Sportsmen who gained National Honours representing Sri Lanka in their respective sports and they included Sahiru Yoshodya Silva (Gymnastics), Dharun Chandrabose (Basketball), Mahesh Theekshana (Cricket), M Kursheeth (Football), Kevin Ranindu Silva (Chess), Yohan Dhanushka Silva (Athletics), Pragati Ranawake (Athletics) and Thiran Ravishka Indrajith (Athletics). Victor Fernando Gold Medals donated by the family members of Late Old Ben-Victor Fernando for the most outstanding Athlete and the most outstanding Cricketer were presented to Sahan Rajapaksha and Maheesh Theekshana.

The coveted Benedictine Spirit Award for the most courage on display at competitions was won by ruggerite and athlete Janith Eranga Seneviratne. The Best Captain’s Award was presented to the captain of the All-Island Schools Champion Gymnastic Team Sahiru Yoshodya Silva. The event also provided the opportunity for young Benedictines to showcase their artistic talents with musical and dancing items performed by the collegiate and primary students. One of the highlights of the programme was a guest performance by the students of the sister school Good Shepherd Convent through the kind courtesy of the Principal of the Convent. The entire event was streamed live on facebook with thousands from the global Benedictine Fraternity watching it as it happened.

A short snapshot of the rich history of Benedictine Sports over the last 150 years was shown during the event which proved to be very educative to the present students, administrators, parents, teachers and invitees. The Benedictine Family is grateful to the main organisers Rev. Bro. Pravin Vaz, Rev. Bro. Dilshan Vimukthi (Sports Co-ordinator), Mr. Nuwan Abeywickrema (Tutorial Staff), Mr. Lanka Amila (Technical Staff) and students led by Master Dilshan Bandara. The Head Prefect of the College Master Deeshan Fernando delivered the Vote of Thanks. The host of the evening Master Binoy Perera was exceptional right from start to finish. The whole programme was indeed a display of Benedictine Brilliance.

Source : Daily Mirror – Wednesday, 13th of November 2019


From: Eric Motha
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2019, 10:33:28 PM MDT
Subject: Fw: Invitation
Dear member,

The invitation is a grateful acknowledgment by Bro.Visitor and the Brothers Community in Sri Lanka to all our members who have generously contributed to the Retired Brothers Fund over the years.  

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From: Lanka Lasalle
To: Eric Motha
Sent: Wed Aug 21 2019 03:57:21 GMT-0700 (Pacific Standard Time)
Subject: Invitation

Dear Mr. Eric Motha,
Greetings from Provincialate!
We write to inform you that the Celebrations of Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the presence of the De La Salle Brothers in Sri Lanka and the Tercentennial Death Anniversary of St. John Baptist De La Salle will be held on 1st September 2019.
In recognition of your goodwill towards the De La Salle Brothers we have attached herewith the official invitation.
Warm regards
Bro. Gurusinghe

Provincialate Secretariat

No. 130, De La Salle Street,

Mutwal, Colombo – 01500,


Tel : +94 11 2 523 988     

Fax : +94 11 2 522 442

Sesquicentennial Anniversary Invitation.pdf

Mr. J. F. Jegarajasingham (Retired Teacher of SBC)

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From: Darrel Ludowyke
Sent: Sun Jul 14 2019 20:53:16 GMT-0700 (Pacific Standard Time)
Subject: Fwd: Obituary – Mr. J. F. Jegarajasingham (Retired Teacher of SBC) – Beloved father of Maurice and Cassian
Funeral arrangements –
The remains will lie at 24/2 Mayfied Lane, Kotahena (adjacent to Kotahena CMC Swimming Pool) on Friday 19 July from 4 pm. Cortege leaves for General Cemetry Kanatte (RC Section) on Saturday 20 July at 4 pm.
Mayfield Ln
Colombo 01300

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From: Darrel Ludowyke 
Date: Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 4:47 PM
Subject: Obituary – Mr. J. F. Jegarajasingham (Retired Teacher of SBC) – Beloved father of Maurice and Cassian

Dear Friends,

Sad to inform the demise of Mr. J. F. Jegarajasingham (Retired Teacher of SBC), passed away peacefully this morning after a brief illness.

Funeral arrangements will be notified later.
Late Jegarajasingham, hailed from Kaytes, Jaffna and was a much respected senior English teacher who served for many many years at college until his retirement. Was the editor of the college magazine (Centenary and the Millennium magazine) 

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, Amen.


St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union AGM

From: Darrel Ludowyke

Sent: Mon Jul 01 2019 00:11:51 GMT-0700 (Pacific Standard Time)

Subject: St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union AGM

The 115th Annual General Meeting of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union was held on Sunday, June 30 at the Collage Hall. The proceedings began with Holy Mass, celebrated by Old Benedictine Priest Rev. Fr. Malcolm Candappa.

The Council of Management for 2019-2020
Patron – Rev. Dr. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith – Archbishop of Colombo (Ex Officio)
Vice Patrons – Most Reverend Dr. Emmanuel Fernando – Bishop of Mannar, Rev. Bro. Christy Croos – Provincial Visitor, M/s Elmo Perera, Eric Motha, Gamini Kanangara, Dudley Thambinayagam, Gamini Edirisinghe, Nimal Perera, Neil De Silva, Melville Perera and Jeyam Perumal
President – Rev. Bro. Ernest Tarcisius (Director SBC, Ex Officio)
Vice Presidents – Rev. Bro. Yohan Soysa (Sub Director – SBC, Ex Officio), M/s Lalith Madapulli, Emil Kronemberg, Gratien Fernando, Darrel Ludowyke, Anton Leon and Ashan Stanislaus
Hon General Secretary – Priyal Perera
Hon Treasurer – Melvin Pollocks
Hon Asst Gen Secretary – Eranga Morais
Hon Asst Treasurer – Beonest Fernando
Hon Asst Sec Membership – Stephen Corera
Hon Asst Sec Sports – Peter De Croos
Hon Asst Sec Social – Roshan Samaratunga
Asst Sec Overseas – George Ranasinghe

Council Members – M/s Maurice Jegarajasingham, (Secretary – DF – Ex Officio), Gen. Channa Gunathilaka, (President – OBSC – Ex Officio), Kenneth Dabrera, Patrick Rodrigo, Loxley Dharmaratne, Rohan Dilip Perera, T. Valentine, Chandra Bastian, Duminda Perera, Kennedy Michael, Dharshaka Fernando, Lucian Siriwardane, Denuka Perera, Aruna Fernando, Shivanka Samarathunga, Sandeep Fernando, Gerald Paldano, Shehan Zoysa, P. Giridaran, Fitzroy Motha, Vivian Saverymuthapulle, Menaka Perera, Neil Rasaiah and Marlon Perera
Hon Auditor – M/S Nihal Hettiarachchi & Company -Chartered Accountants.