St. Benedict’s College was started in the year 2007 and her first renowned Rector was Rev. Fr. Clemenet Gnanapragasam OSB.Rev. Fr. Clement was a part of the solid foundation of SBCK. He worked in collaboration with Rt. Rev. Dr. Cletus C. Perera OSB the Founder of SBCK shouldering many responsibilities and duties in various capacities. With the help of the other competent persons in the field of education Rev. Fr. Clement Gnanapragasam OSB planned and programmed the school life of SBCK. He served the College during the first three years and he brought the College to greater heights.
Rev. Fr. Sylvester Jayakody OSB is the second Rector of St. Benedict’s College, Kandy. He continued the good work which the former Rector had begun. He has been in the field of education for many long years and had held very important responsibilities in well esteemed schools like St. Anthony’s College in Kandy and St. Joseph Vaz’s College in Wennappuwa.It was during his time that SBCK was relocated in Ampitiya with the intention of providing better facilities to the children. Fr. Sylvester Jayakody OSB added a new colour to the College life by starting and improving many sports’ activities in the College. Thus Rev. Fr. Sylvester Jayakody OSB has been a vital part of the development of SBCK until this day. At present he serves as the Administrator of St. Anthony’s College Hostel and SBCK appreciates his services rendered for the College and wishes him all the best in his present ministry.