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CHRISTMAS CAROLS

The 2023 Christmas Carols at Don Bosco Seminary Dankotuwa, Sri Lanka, were a vibrant celebration themed "The Memory of Future," inspired by the Letter of the Rector Major. The event resonated with hea

December 16 2023

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BLESSED CARLO ACUTIS RELIQUARY UNVEILING: A CELEBRATION OF FAITH AND CULTURE

On the serene and sacred day of 15th of October, 2023, we gathered at Don Bosco Seminary Dankotuwa to cherish and venerate the holy reliquary of Blessed Carlo Acutis. This extraordinary event was grac

October 15 2023

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INSPIRING ENLIGHTENMENT: REVEREND FR. BIJU MICHAL'S EXTRAORDINARY VISIT TO DON BOSCO DANKOTUWA SEMINARY

From 11th October to 13th, 2023, Dankotuwa Don Bosco Seminary was graced with the remarkable presence of Reverend Fr. Biju Michal, the Regional Councilor of South Asia. This extraordinary visitation w

October 11 2023

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IGNITING SOULS: FR. MARAVILLA'S INSPIRATIONAL VISIT TO SALESIAN ASPIRANTATE DANKOTUWA

On the 10th of March 2023, a significant event took place at the seminary that left a lasting impression on both the seminarians and Fr. Maravilla Alfredo, the councilor for missions. Fr. Maravilla's

October 03 2023

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COMMUNITY BONDING AND GRATITUDE: DANKOTUWA SDB COMMUNITY'S THREE-DAY TRIP TO NUWARA ELIYA

From the 6th of May, the Dankotuwa Salesian of Don Bosco (SDB) community embarked on a memorable three-day trip to the picturesque town of Nuwara Eliya. This journey was not just a fun loved but an op

July 27 2023

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EMPOWERING FAITH: SEMINARIANS RECEIVE CONFIRMATION AT BOLAWATHA SHRINE

On the 8th of July, a significant and spiritually enriching event unfolded as 36 seminarians received the Sacrament of Confirmation from the Bishop of Chilaw at the revered Bolawatha Shrine. This sacr

July 08 2023

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SEMINARY'S ANNUAL DEBATE: A BATTLE OF MINDS AND IDEAS

On the 18th of June, the seminary came alive with intellectual fervor and spirited discourse as the annual debate took center stage. This eagerly anticipated event featured a multitude of participants

June 18 2023

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THE SOLEMN MASS OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS: A DIVINE CELEBRATION IN THE SACRED HEART GARDEN

On the 16th of June, a deeply spiritual and profoundly significant event took place as the solemn Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was celebrated in the tranquil setting of the Sacred Heart Garden, l

June 16 2023

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THE END OF AN ERA: GCE O/L EXAMS CONCLUDED, WELCOMING HOME VACATION

On the 8th of June, a significant chapter in the lives of countless students came to a close as the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O/L) examinations concluded. This momentous eve

June 08 2023

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MAMMA MARGARET SHRAMADANA: A HEARTFELT DISPLAY OF PARENTAL DEDICATION

On the 4th of June, a truly heartwarming and selfless event unfolded at the seminary – the Mamma Margaret Shramadana. This remarkable gathering saw the active and enthusiastic participation of all t

June 04 2023

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INAUGURATION OF A NEW KANDYAN DANCING GROUP: CELEBRATING CULTURE AND CREATIVITY IN THE SEMINARY

On the 3rd of June, a vibrant and culturally enriching initiative came to life within the seminary walls as a new Kandyan dancing group was inaugurated. Under the visionary leadership of the Rector, F

June 03 2023

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PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF LANKA: A BLESSED CONCLUSION TO A PRAYERFUL MARIAN MONTH

On the 31st of May, the seminarians embarked on a spiritually enriching pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lanka at Thewatha, marking the culmination of a prayerful and deeply meaningful Marian m

May 31 2023

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DON BOSCO DANKOTUWA'S ANNUAL DAHAM PASAL DAY: NURTURING YOUNG SOULS

On the 25th of May, Don Bosco Dankotuwa hosted its eagerly anticipated annual Daham Pasal day, a celebration dedicated to nurturing the spiritual growth and well-being of parish children. This heartwa

May 25 2023

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INAUGURATION OF PREFECTS: INSPIRING LEADERSHIP AT DON BOSCO SEMINARY DANKOTUWA

On the 24th of May 2023, a significant and solemn ceremony took place at Don Bosco Seminary Dankotuwa. In the presence of Fr. Provincial, the seminary appointed its new prefects, a momentous occasion

May 24 2023

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REV. BR. MADURANGA'S PERPETUAL PROFESSION: A SOLEMN CELEBRATION OF COMMITMENT AND FAITH

On the morning of the 24th of May, 2023, a profound and sacred event unfolded within the community as Rev. Br. Maduranga made his perpetual profession. This significant milestone in his journey of fai

May 24 2023

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BROTHER BURNO'S DEPARTURE FOR HIGHER STUDIES: A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS

On the 22nd of May 2023, the community bid a fond farewell to Brother Burno as he embarked on a new and exciting chapter in his life. His departure marked a significant moment for both Brother Burno a

May 22 2023

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SPIRITUAL AWAKENING: ASPIRANTS EMBRACE THE PENTECOST VIGIL AT SHRI PRASHANSARAMA

On the 20th of May 2023, a profound and spiritually enriching experience awaited all the aspirants as they eagerly participated in the Pentecost Vigil service at Shri Prashansarama, hosted by the Pubu

May 20 2023

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FR. BARTHOLOMEW’S BIRTHDAY BASH: A NIGHT OF DANCING AND BASKETBALL EXTRAVAGANZA

On the 18th of May 2023, a vibrant and energetic atmosphere filled the air as we gathered to celebrate the birthday of the beloved Fr. Bartolomew. It was a day dedicated to honoring his presence and c

May 18 2023

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JOYOUS CELEBRATION OF FR. SUDESH'S BIRTHDAY: A DAY OF GRATITUDE AND FESTIVITY

On the 16th of May 2023, a warm and jubilant atmosphere enveloped the house as we gathered to celebrate the birthday of our beloved administrator, Fr. Sudesh. It was a day marked by heartfelt moments,

May 16 2023

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ENCHANTING CULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA: ORATORY CHILDREN SHINE IN DANCES, SEMINARIANS ILLUMINATE STAGE WITH DOMINIC SAVIO DRAMA!"

On the 14th of May, an unforgettable cultural program unfolded, bringing together a vibrant community of oratory children who showcased their talents and creativity. This remarkable event saw the enth

May 14 2023

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COMMUNITIES UNITED IN FAITH: THE CELEBRATION OF DOMINIC SAVIO FEAST AND CULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA IN MAY 2023

The celebration of Dominic Savio's feast on the 6th and 7th of May 2023 was a momentous occasion at the seminary, marked by a series of meaningful and spiritually enriching events. The vespers held on

May 07 2023

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EMBRACING VESAK: ASPIRANTS' CULTURAL EXPLORATION AND INTERFAITH EXPERIENCE IN CELEBRATING RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS

On the occasion of the Vesak festival, a significant and revered Buddhist celebration, the aspirants from the seminary ventured out into the local community to partake in the festivities and immerse t

May 05 2023

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FUN IN THE SUN: COOLING OFF WITH WATER GAMES FOR ASPIRANTS

On this scorching day, relief and laughter filled the air as an unexpected change in routine brought joy and refreshment to the aspirants. Instead of the usual games, a special treat awaited them –

May 03 2023

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REVIVING THE SPIRIT OF SPORTSMANSHIP: DON BOSCO SEMINARY DANKOTUWA'S MEMORABLE ANNUAL SPORTS MEET DAY

On the 30th of April, 2023, the Don Bosco Seminary in Dankotuwa came alive with energy, excitement, and the spirit of healthy competition as it hosted its long-awaited annual sports meet day. This eve

April 30 2023

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RAISING THE BANNER OF INSPIRATION: HOSTING THE FLAG POST IN HONOR OF SAINT DOMINIC SAVIO'S UPCOMING FEAST ON APRIL 29TH

On the 29th of April, a deeply significant and spiritually charged event took place within the seminary grounds—a special ceremony to host the flag post in honor of Saint Dominic Savio in preparatio

April 29 2023

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HARMONIZING HEARTS: A JOURNEY INTO EASTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC

Today was a day that resonated with the melodies of Eastern classical music as our music teacher, Subashita, orchestrated a remarkable event. Drawing from her visharada class, she brought her talented

April 27 2023

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HEALING HEARTS AND HONORING MEMORIES: CANDLELIGHT PRAYER SERVICE FOR EASTER SUNDAY BOMB ATTACK VICTIMS IN SRI LANKA

On the 21st of April, a solemn and poignant candlelight prayer service was held to commemorate and remember all the innocent lives lost in the tragic Easter Sunday bomb attacks that had shaken Sri Lan

April 21 2023

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A HEARTFELT CELEBRATION: HONORING BROTHER BRUNO AND BROTHER ASHAN'S SHARED BIRTHDAYS WITH A CULTURAL PROGRAM AND FELICITATION

On the 19th of April, the seminary community came together in a joyful celebration to mark the shared birthdays of two beloved members, Brother Bruno and Brother Ashan. This occasion was not only a ce

April 19 2023

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EASTER CELEBRATION AMIDST LEARNING AND PLAY: SEMINARIANS' MEMORABLE DAY AT DON BOSCO PROVINCIAL HOUSE DUNGALPITIYA ON APRIL 14, 2023

On the 14th of April 2023, the seminarians embarked on a joyful excursion to celebrate the spirit of Easter at the Don Bosco Provincial House in Dungalpitiya. The day was infused with excitement and a

April 14 2023

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SEASIDE SERENITY: SEMINARIANS' COASTAL GETAWAY TO MARAWILLA BEACH ON APRIL 13, 2023

On the 13th of April, 2023, a delightful excursion was arranged for the seminarians – a small picnic to the picturesque Marawilla Beach. This outing provided the seminarians with a well-deserved bre

April 13 2023

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A BLESSED EVENING OF MUSIC AND COMMUNITY: FR. PROVINCIAL'S VISIT AND DJ DELIGHT ON APRIL 12TH, 2023

On the evening of April 12th, 2023, the seminary community experienced a deeply meaningful and joyous occasion with the arrival of Fr. Provincial. His presence was not only a significant event but a s

April 12 2023

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EMBARKING ON A JOURNEY OF PROMISE: THE DAWN OF THE FIRST SEMESTER IN 2023 WITH ASPIRATIONS APLENTY

On the 11th of April 2023, a fresh and promising chapter in the school's history unfolded as the first semester commenced with the arrival of new seminarians. The campus buzzed with an infectious ener

April 11 2023

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10th OF APRIL 2023 - A DAY OF NEW BEGINNINGS, FAITH RENEWED, AND HEARTS UNITED IN THE SERVICE OF CHRIST."

On the 10th of April 2023, an auspicious day marked the beginning of a new chapter at the seminary as a group of fresh aspirants arrived, accompanied by their parents. The atmosphere was brimming with

April 10 2023

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"A Day of Joy and Togetherness: Beach Outing with Oratory Children"

Today marked a special occasion as the seminary community came together to organize an outing for the oratory children from the locality. With the sun shining brightly in the sky, a sense of excitemen

April 03 2023

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PALM SUNDAY CELEBRATION AND FR. NIHAL'S UPLIFTING RECOLLECTION ON PARENTS' DAY

On the 2nd of April 2023, amid the joyous atmosphere of Parents' Day, a special and spiritually significant event took place at the seminary – the Palm Sunday celebration. This day, marking the triu

April 02 2023

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JOURNEY THROUGH TIME: EXPLORING SRI LANKA'S ANCIENT MARVELS WITH ANURADHAPURA AND POLONNARUWA

On the 23rd of March 2023, an exciting and educational tour was organized by the school committee of dankotuwa aspirantate to the historically significant cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa in Sri

March 23 2023

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"Sister's Inspiring Visit: A Glimpse into the Journey of Vocation"

A significant and inspiring moment unfolded within the seminary community when a Salesian Sister from Vietnam arrived to share her unique journey and experiences with the seminarians. Her presence pro

February 09 2023

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BEST BOSCO BAND GRAND FINALE

On 17th October 2021 the seminary auditorium was thrilled with music and dances. That was the grand finale of the “Best Bosco Band 2021” of Don Bosco Seminary. Rev. Fr. Srirantha was the mentor an

November 17 2021

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BIRTHDAY OF FR. SAMAN

On the 5th of October 2021 Rev. Fr. Saman Chinthaka celebrated his birthday in our community. The day was packed with wishes and kisses. The seminarians appreciated his friendly and loving presence in

November 05 2021

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FAREWELL TO FR. NOEL SUMAGI

In September 2021, during the Monthly Recollection, Fr. Provincial announced that Fr. Noel Sumagi will be given a new obedience to be the in- charge of the Pre-novitiate. The news came as a shock to

November 04 2021

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WELCOME!

The 03rd of October 2021 was a red-carpet day of the Seminary to welcome the new Rector: Rev. Fr. Susith Milroy. The Eucharist was presided by Rev. Fr. Roshan Miranda, the Provincial. The Post-Novitia

November 03 2021

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FEAST OF THE GUARDIAN ANGELS

The Auxilium Sodality animated the feast of the Guardian Angels on 2nd of October 2021. After the Morning Eucharist the seminarians were busy in preparing the Guardian Angel Evening Program. The Even

October 02 2021

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