Big Ben Night 2018

From: oldbensuk <>

Sent: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 3:46:44 PM PDT
Subject: Big Ben Night 2018

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to share flyer of Old Bens UK Gala Dinner dance that’s happening on the 29th September at the Windsor Marriott. Please feel free share amongst your families, friends and well wishers,

Best Regards,

on Behalf of Old Bens in the United Kingdom,

Jerome Adams
Gen. Secretary

Big Ben Night 2018 Flyer.pdf


SGM Notice

From: Ashan Stanislaus

Date: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 7:08 AM
Subject: SGM Notice


Notice of Special General Meeting

Notice is hereby given to all members of the St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union that the Council of Management of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union has decided to hold a Special General Meeting in terms of Clause 11 of the Constitution of the said Union on Sunday, 19th August 2018 at College Premises commencing at 9.30AM.

The Business to be considered at the said Special General Meeting shall be:

Seek the endorsement of membership for the motions dealing with the future governance of St. Benedict’s College.

Copies of the aforesaid motions will made available at the College Premises from 13th August 2018 and on the aforesaid date of the Special General Meeting.

By order of the Council of Management of St. Benedict’s College Old Boys Union.

Hon. General Secretary,
St. Benedict’s College Old Boys’ Union,
St. Benedict’s College,
Colombo 13

SGM Press notice 2018.docx


From: Eric Motha

Sent: Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:05:36 PM MDT
Subject: OLD BENS-BC 22nd AGM

The following were elected to office for 2018/2019 at the AGM held on June 10,2018

PATRON: Rev.Bro.Director,St.Benedict’s College, Colombo


VICE PRESIDENT: Michael Ramanaden

SECRETARY: Desmond Anthonypillai

TREASURER: Peter Vethanayagam



COMMITTEE: Ranjit De Vaz, Eugene Motha & Prabath Pullay

AUDITOR: Shehan Salgadoe

Obituary – Old Benedictine Basil Jayawardana

From: Darrel Ludowyke <>

To: Ashan Stanislaus <>; Ashan Stanislaus <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 3:00:24 AM PDT
Subject: Obituary – Old Benedictine Basil Jayawardana

Dear Friends,

Sad to inform the demise of Old Benedictine B
asil Jayawardana. (Past Soccer player and also Brother of Late Old Benedictine Edward Jayawardana)

Funeral arrangements as follows.

JP Lions Club of Mattumagala. Beloved husband of Chandra Jayawardane,​ father of Sheerene Shihan,​ Rev. Fr. Shamindra Jayawardane OSB Conventual Prior of the Sylvestro-Benedictine Congregation in Sri Lanka,​ father-in-law of Shantha and Sumudu,​ brother of late Caxton,​ late Irene,​ late Francis,​ late Bernard,​ late Hugh,​ late Reggie, late Edward, ​late Nimal Theobald,​ Bridget and Raymond. Remains lie at 110,​ “Chandrilla”,​ Thimbirigasyaya,​ Hendala,​ Wattala. Cortege leaves residence at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday 14 June for Burial at St. Mary’s Church,​ Nayakakanda Cemetery.

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

Kindly circulate this sad news among the Benedictine fraternity.


Annual General Meeting 2018 – Photos

From: terry de vaz (via Google Photos) <>

Sent: Monday, June 11, 2018, 10:12:21 AM PDT
Subject: terry de vaz shared “OBA. Annual General Meeting . 2018” with you

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Annual General Meeting 2018

From: Eric Motha

Sent: Monday, June 11, 2018, 12:20:50 PM MDT
Subject: Fw: terry de vaz shared “OBA. Annual General Meeting . 2018” with you

Dear members,

Thank you for attending the 22nd AGM of the Old Bens (BC) and showing the sense of solidarity under the Green & White flag of St.Benedict’s where we were nurtured by the De La Salle Brothers in our formative years and which has made us what we are today.

My special sentiments of gratitude to the spouses too who attended the meeting and joined in fellowship ending up with a sumptuous dinner.

Eugene-your efforts in making arrangements for the meeting to be held at your amenities center in salubrious environs and transporting lots of stuff is gratefully acknowledged.

Ranjit -the accolades for delicious food are already enshrined in your finesse and expertise in providing us with an appetizing palate.THANKS SO MUCH.

Rohan-our acknowledged and much sought after Photographer has covered the AGM very well -proof of the enjoyable hours we spent in camaraderie and sliding to our roots in a moment of nostalgia with the vast majority hailing from Kotahena.

The clean -up crew Eugene,Desmond & Rohan – thanks.

Last but not least -Darrel & Karen Fernandopulle -you certainly enriched the AGM with your presence and effervescent company-hope you enjoyed the evening with the Benedictine family in BC.

FLASH: August 12 has been suggested for a BENS BBQ -will someone take the lead and form your team including me to make it happen.

With renewed thanks to all (including the 4 children).

I am cc’ing this email to the spouses whose addresses are on file.

PS: Hope none of you received a ‘ticket’ for parking beyond the stipulated time frame !!