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Maris Stella OBA in United Kingdom is an unincorporated members association started in 2000. At present the association has about 50 registered past college students who are participating in various activities.

Maris Stella OBA UK is a fully associated member of the MSC OBA in Sri Lanka. The United Kingdom branch was set up to unite the past pupils of the college who are living in United Kingdom whilst staying in contact with other college members around the world.

We aim to promote social contacts among the members and work towards the welfare of the college simultaneously upholding Sri Lankan cultural and traditional values.  We are engaged in fund raising activities to make donations to the college for its worthy causes. Our association also maintains a close relationship with other similar associations and organizations in the UK.

Our objectives


The primary objective of our fundraising is to achieve generous contributions to assist our “Alma Mater” that has given us many opportunities in life.

During the past years we have been able to donate and sponsor the following to our beloved school and society.

Donation to build a computer learning facility room.
Donation to build teacher training camps.
Sponsored winner trophies for quadrangular athletic championships.
Donation towards musical instruments for Cultural Dance band.

Our Achievements


We can proudly say that sports has been a major success within our UK OBA members. Specially the ‘Festival of Cricket'(FoC). A cricket tournament annually held among  Sri Lankan Schools OBAs in UK.

The following conclusive results have been achieved during the past  years.

  • Festival of Cricket Champions in 2017
  • Pistol shooting Champions in 2017  (Organized by SL Ex Service Persons Association in the UK.
  • Pistol shooting Champions in 2016  (Organized by SL Ex Service Persons Association in the UK.
  • Festival of Cricket Plate Champions in 2011
  • Festival of Cricket Champions in 2010

Committee

Following office-bearers were appointed for year 2022-2023


PresidentJiva De Lambert
Vice PresidentJoseph Fernando
SecretaryAmal Weerasinghe
Assistant SecretoryPraveen Karunasena
TreasurerKithsiri Senevirathne
Social Event Secretory
Rukshan Warakulasooriya
FoC RepsNevill Jayamaha
Joseph Fernando
Cricket CaptainHaritha Jayakody
Dinner Dance ChairmanAlwyn Martinez
AuditorNevill Jayamaha
Compliance Officer
Clancy Peiris
Executive CommitteeSam Senanayake
Jeewaka Jayalath
Ruwanal Perera
Sudantha Perera
Arosh Fernandopulle

Events 2022

We aim to host/partticipate in following events during year 2022.


May 2022 – Centenary  – Holy mass

June 2022 – Annual Dinner Dance/Music show

July 2022 – Annual Charity Fund Raiser / Charity Project

July 2022 – Festival of Cricket

31 July 2022 – Cricket Match – Reigate

04 Sep 2022 – Big Match / Family Fun Day

Oct 2022 – Shooting Competition

AGM

* provisional : Quadrangular Tournament / Over 40 Cricket Tournament


Gallery

Year 2021

2021 Annual Dinner Dance

After a long delay, Maris Stella OBA held their  Annual Dinner Dance on 04th December 2021. Due to ongoing pandemic, event was reduced to limited crowd, however not lack with entertainment at the event.   

2021 Shooting Competition

Bronze Medal in Pistol shooting competition.

2021 AGM – Stanmore Cricket Club

Maris Stella OBA UK held their 21st Annual Gneral Meeting at Stanmore Cricket Club on 3rd of october 2021.

Annual Big Match & Family Fun Day

Annual Big Match vs Holy Cross held at Stanmore cricket ground and ex Sri Lankan cricketer Roshan Mahanama attend as guest of honor.

Quadrangular Cricket Tournament – 2021

OBA held their first ever quadrangular cricket tournament along with St Mary’s College, De Mazond College and Joseph Vaz College.

Annual Charity Fund Raiser – 2021

Members participated in this years London – Cambridge Bike ride in order raise funds for their annual charity project. Collectivly they have riased over 3k funds to help Arunodhaya Fundation in Wennappuwa Sri lanka.

Christmas mass & Family get together – 2019

Annual General meeting – 2019

Charity Project – MSC OBA (UK) – bring smiles to Uddiakkulama Primary School in labunoruwa-anuradhapura.

MSC OBA (UK) vs Reigate Priory CC – Annual cricket match & Family day out

Year 2018

Christmas mass & Family get together

Dinner Dance with  Annesley Malawana & Exceed

Big Match with Holy Cross OBA

AGM 2018

Year 2017

Dinner Dance with  Umaria  & Exceed

Festival Of cricket champions

Year 2016

Dinner Dance with  Billy Fernando & Nigel

Year 2015

Dinner Dance with  Nalin Perera & Exceed

Big match with Holy Cross OBA

Christmas Mass & Family Get Together

Year 2014

Dinner dance with Mariazelle & exceed

Big Match With Holy Cross OBA

AGM 2014

Year 2013

Dinner Dance with Corrin & Exceed

Big match with Holy Cross OBA

Year 2012

Dinner Dance with Annesley Malawana & Exceed

Big match with Holy Cross OBA

AGM 2012

Year 2011

Dinner Dance with Annesley Malawana & Exceed