My hometown is Kalmunai. It is a very beautiful place. It is situated in the Ampara District. Most of the people who live in Kalmunai are Muslims and some Hindus live here too. After ending of terrorism, my hometown has improved in business, cultivationa, education and fishing, etc.
On the way to my
hometown there are many beautiful places. In my hometown there are lakes, ponds, paddy-fields, coconut gardens,
From Colombo to Kalmunai the distance is about 330km and it takes about 8 hours to travel.
My hometown is presently governed by the Kalmunai Municipal Council. I love my hometown very much.
Amal International School
My name is Januda.
I am seven years old. I go to Vidura College. I am in Grade 2G.
My favourite colour is red. I like to eat rice and curry. I like to ride my bicycle.
Januda Alahakoon (7 years)
My father's name is Priyanga Jayaweera.
He is 41 years old. He is kind. My father is a director of an advertising firm in Colombo. He takes me to school. He has a beautiful car. He takes me, my sister and my brother to picnics during our school holidays.
He likes to eat red rice and sambal. His favourite drink is water. He is very handsome and active.
His hobby is reading
newspapers and watching cricket matches.
I love my father very much. He loves me too.
OKI International School, Kotikawatte
The name of my school is Lindsay Girls' School.
It is situated in Colpetty. Our school flag and tie are purple. Our school motto is "Onward and Upward".
The principal of our school is Mrs. K.A. Anula Dissanayake. There are classes from Grade One up to G.C.E. A/Level in our school.
Shantha, Saumya, Ramya and Vineetha are our four houses. I love my school very much.
Lindsay Girls' School, Colombo 3
I'm honoured to be a prefect
The prefect's day of Lead the Way Islamiyah Girls' International School was held last week and I was appointed a prefect by the School Board. I consider it a great honour to be a prefect of my school. I have made a promise to be loyal to my school, my teachers and my fellow students, at all times and to do everything I can to bring honour to all of them, while performing my duties as a prefect.
I will be truthful and pure in thought, word and deed and strive to uphold the rules of the school.
I will also help my friends whenever they seek my assistance. As a prefect I have made a firm
commitment to serve
my school well.
Lead the Way
Girl's Islamiyah International School
A house on fire It was past midnight.
It was very quiet and calm outside. My father and mother were fast asleep.
I was studying for my Science test for the
following day. Suddenly I heard the alarm of the fire brigade.
So, I went out to the
balcony. Black smoke was coming out of our
neighbour's house. My father and I rushed to the place. We could hear the cries of a woman, men and children crying for help. Soon the police arrived. They cordoned off the place to keep the crowd away.
The firemen then put up tall ladders along the side walls of the house. They started shooting water at the flames. They brought out those who were trapped inside. One or two men had burned their hands and they were rushed to the hospital by ambulance.
All the people praised their bravery and sense of duty at a grave personal risk to their own lives.
After much effort the fire was brought under control. We gave a sigh of relief and returned home. Lots of valuable jewellery and much more, went up in flames. Luckily, no lives were lost.
I still tremble to think of that incident. I shall never forget it. It is so fresh in my mind.
S. Thomas' College,
My loving sister
sister is Reshma. She is three years old. She is good. She is fair.
sister likes to eat
chicken. I love her so much. She is going to Montessori. She likes me so much.
Gateway College, Rajagiriya
My trip to Hikkaduwa
We left at 6.30 in the morning. We went to the Dehiwala Station in a cab and from the station we got into the 7.05 a.m. train. We were in Hikkaduwa by 10.30 a.m.
Our father took us to a hotel named Super Corals Beach Hotel. We stayed there for two nights and three days. Our room number was 480.
I loved the pool and the beach. We collected shells and crabs on the beach. We found a shell that we could hear the ocean inside. We had to leave the hotel on the third day at 2.45 in the afternoon and I felt very sad. But I still enjoyed the trip very much, and I said, "A memory you'll treasure. A memory you will want to come back to."