Bede Winners


   The "Bede Gold Medal" is the highest and most prestigious award that can be bestowed on an Antonian. The medal, was originally presented by John Barnet Esq., in 1939, to the 'Most Outstanding All-Round Student' in memory of Right Reverend Dr. Dom Bede Beeckmeyer, D.D., OSB, to whom St. Anthony`s College will be ever grateful for Purchasing the site of the present home at Katugastota.

The following is the list of exceptional students who were awarded this accolade. 

1938

Award Introduced

1939

Vernon Elias

1940

Bernard Weerakoon

1942

S. B. Senanayake

1943

R. M. Senevirathne

1945

L.C. Fernando

1948

S. V. A. Samaradasa

1949

Joe Duff-Tytler

1952

B. S. Weerakoon

1955

T.B. Pananwela

1952

Wijepala Premarathna

1956

Ranjith Doranegama

1957

Anton Rambukpotha

1958

Mervin Sikurajapathy

1962

Tilak Pananwela

1965

Winston Molligoda

1966

Prasntha Amarasinghe

1967

Rex Edward

1968

Lakshman Denepitiya

1971

Mashes Gunathilak

1972

Nihal B. Herath

1973

Robin Andree

1974

Robin Ratwatta

1977

David Ginger

1980

B. Kasthuriarachchi

1981

Jerami Ginger

1986

S. A. B. Ratnayaka

1987

Senaka Weerakoon

1988

M.M. Maharoof

1990

H. M. A. Senevirathna

1992

Christopher Arnolda

1994

T. L. Dasanayake

1995

Hussain Samsudeen

1998

Suneth Chandraratne

2000

R. Khanna

2001

K. Ishara Silva

2002

D.S. Sylvester

2003

D. Ekanayake

2005

Pramodth Fernando

2007

Lashan Mathugamage

2009

Suchith Jinasena

2010

Sasanka Abhayawickrama