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From an overseas member
By Lakjith Gonagala, Lyons Hall Primary School, U.K.

I am a boy. My name is Lakjith Adrian Gonagala.
I go to Lyons Hall Primary School. I am in Grade 1.
My teacher’s name is Mrs. Ruggles.
My dad’s name is Lakita Gonagala. He works in a shop. My mom’s name is Jayani Gonagala. I love to eat chocolates. I love to drink fruit juice.


By Aqthas Sabri (7 years), Gateway College, Kandy

Mona was a goat
She grew flowers
She lived with her mother,
her brother and her sister.
She was not jumping,
climbing and screaming.

My pet

By Ashani Rosariya (Grade 1), St. Thomas’ Catholic Int. College, Seeduwa

My pet is a cat. I call him Kitty. Kitty has white fur. Kitty likes to eat rice and fish. When Kitty is happy he purrs.

Poson Poya day

By Hashani Kumarasinghe (Grade 8), Vision International School, Kandy

This year on Vesak day we celebrated the 2600th year of enlightenment of Lord Buddha. Arahat Mahinda came to Mihintale to introduce Buddhism to Sri lanka, 282 years after the death of Lord Buddha. King Devanampiyatissa was the king of Anuradhapura.

On a full moon day the king was hunting, chasing a deer on Mihintale rock, he heard the words of Arahat Mahinda, “Tissa! Tissa! Come to me”. He was shocked and shouted “Who dared to call me by my name”. He saw Arahat Mahinda in a pleasant look. “We are disciples of Lord Buddha,” Arahat Mahinda replied calm and quietly. The King was pleased by the words of Arahat Mahinda.

Arahat Mahinda wanted to test the king if he was wise enough to understand Lord Buddha’s Dhamma. He asked some intellectual questions and the king answered very wisely. It was a wonderful and logical dialogue. The king and his group dropped their arms down and sat to hear the “bana” Mahinda Thero preached to them “Chulla Hatthipadopama Suttraya”. Upon listening, all of them embraced Buddhism and surrendered to the Triple Gem.

This year we celebrated 2318th Poson festival on June 15, Poya day. King Devanampiyatissa was the first Buddhist king of Sri Lanka.

My class teacher

By Ama Weerasinghe (10 years), Mahamaya Girls’ College, Kandy

My class teacher is Mrs. Molligoda. She is about 39 years old. She wears beautiful saris in Kandyan style. She is very pretty. Our class teacher teaches us English. She teaches us English language very attractively. She is very kind. She makes us very happy throughout her lesson.

It is very easy for us to understand and remember what she teaches us because she comes well prepared for her lessons. She knows how to attract students to her lessons.

She comes to the class early in the morning. She teaches us good habits. She explains
everything very kindly and lovingly. She is very helpful. We all love her very much.

The day I rule the country

By Sayami Jeewakaratne (Grade 2), Lyceum Int. School, Panadura

When the day is come that I rule the country, I will change many rules. One rule I will make is not to take drugs because it is bad for health. I will let my friends and neighbours do whatever they want and go wherever they want to go.

The other rules I am going to make is always cross the road by a zebra crossing. Another rule is never litter on roads. Don’t hurt anyone or others’ feelings is one important rule I am going to make. But the most important rule is to treat others with love and compassion.

Trip to Trincomalee

By Aysha Akber (Grade 4), Sussex College, Kandy

Last month we went to Trincomalee with my parents. First we went to a hotel and we had a rest.
In the evening we had a sea bath. The Nilaweli beach is the most beautiful beach in Sri Lanka.

We had tasty food with fish curry. In the morning we saw fishermen who were catching fish. Then we went to Kinniya, to see the seven hot wells. I touched the water of all the seven hot wells. It was warm.

Then we saw the Prima factory, Mitsui cement factory and the lovely natural harbour in Trincomalee. We saw the Kinniya bridge which was built recently and it is one of the longest bridges in Sri Lanka.
This is the first trip to Trincomalee. I enjoyed myself visiting Trincomalee very much.


By Nelanka Bulathgama (15 years), Sri Sangamitta B.N.S., Matale

Completely changing life
Decorates the whole world
Gifting unforgettable
Which are eternal
An immeasurable sacred gift
Name ‘Friendship’
Makes everything better
No words can explain
The notion in the heart
Which gives birth to
Thousands of noble thoughts
This is the sweet fragrance
Which freshens the soul.

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