Old Ben's Alumni Association of New York

Founded in 1988

In 1988 Ranjit Swaris and the late Edward Benedict, loyal graduates of St. Benedict's College, Kotahena, led the charge to build an Old Bens' Association in New York. Bens Alumni Association of New York is now thought to be the first organization associated with a Sri Lankan school to be organized in the United States.

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St. Benedicts School

“At the head of our vast system of schools stands St. Benedict’s Institute,

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Ranjit Swaris

Bens' Alumni Association New York held its 19th Annual General Meeting on

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Rev. Bro. Granville Perera Director of St. Benedict’s College

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Current Activities

Old Bens in New York

Current Activities. Click on links below for details.



The Ben’s Alumni Association enjoys a history unparalleled in the United States of America.



OBU, Victoria ( AUS ) 
Sydney Bens (AUS) 
Western Australia(AUS) 
United Kingdom 
West Coast, Canada 
Toronto, Ontario 

2008-2009 Office bearers

Old Bens in New York have elected Office Bearers for 2008 - 2009. Click on link below for details.

Committee 2008-2009 

Committee 2007-2008 

 Juventinus Thampoe


 Neil Devotta


Anton Anandappa