At service for 115 years in existence towards the college, the Old Boys Union of St. Benedict’s College started another distinct journey with the newly elected council members in June 2019 on a great vision led by General Secretary Priyal Perera along with a dedicated Council membership, and with guidance and blessing of Director of the College also the President of the OBU, Rev. Bro. Ernest Tarsicius.
Ever since the 114th AGM was held, the OBU has initiated multiple projects which provided better results towards old boys, present students and College at large. The new OBU office has been established up within the college premises to make the networking convenient to Old Bens.
This Secretariat is open for business during weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. which enhances the relationship in great heights. Taking another step further, the OBU council organized a Batches Forum with an intention of recharging the interest and the love towards the college which was also the strength to college.
The forum was very successful and taken many valuable suggestions came up and made productive decisions for the betterment of old boys and the college. Not forgetting the old boys and their loved ones who departed from their lives and souls; the annual Requiem Mass Service” held in November with large participation.
The mass was conducted by Rev. Fr Rajitha Liyanage who is also one of the great products of St. Benedict’s College.
"Besides the OBU in the process of organizing a grand motor parade and lined up several events, including a Carnival night at the College Grounds. These initiatives are targeted with the year 2020 where old boys could come and enjoy with their families."
Another initiative that the OBU has undertaken is an Archive Room: A place of gallery to showcase and secure good memories of the past.
Besides the OBU is in the process of organizing a grand motor parade and lined up several events, including a carnival night at the college grounds. These initiatives are targeted with the year 2020 in mind where old boys could come and enjoy with their families.
Gen. Secretary Priyal Perera speaking to us said that the OBU was going at a rate and there was a need to take it to the next level.
“In fact in near future, we will be on a digital platform where you could connect the Benedictine fraternity so quickly,” he said.
“The general public may have an opportunity to see who we are and what we have done this far also. Further, with the present administration, OBU was able to secure a very strong relationship and mutual understanding amongst the Benedictine fraternity. It is a big achievement as an organization of this nature being the facilitator, bridge between the old boys and the college.
“We are quite confident that during the current tenure St. Benedict’s College and the OBU will gain more positive results and each and every Benedictine would join hands with us by contributing their valuable support in respective avenues. I urge my colleagues to come and join with us and pave sincere gratitude to our alma mater in your capacity.”