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By Rehan Perera (11 years), St. Peter’s College, Colombo 4

Waterworld is amazing. It has deep sea fish, sting-rays, starfish, octopus, electric eels, shrimps,
lobsters, sharks and also squid.

These species are put into big fish tanks. Some of the fish like string-rays, octopus, squid and electric eels can be very dangerous. They are poisonous to human beings. We took photographs of these dangerous deep sea fish. The Australian environmentalist Steve Irwin died of a string-ray attack.

These species live under the sea. The common electric eel is also dangerous. Shrimp, starfish and small fish are harmless. It was a surprise visit to Waterworld for my sister and me. We enjoyed the day by eating Wonderbars and buying books.

Ode to poetry

By Tharindu Bandara (Grade 9), Ananda College, Colombo 10

Poem are funny made up things that rhyme
One must write a poem in their lifetime
It doesn’t matter if the grammar is not alright
But stick to words, verses, syllables and rhyme

When you’re doing poetry and everything’s yucky
Your rhyming will go wrong, but don’t worry
There’s always the ‘Rhyming Dictionary’

Poems are made for fun, humour and reality
And for lessons on how cruel is society
Never mind which one, no inequality
Extra-ordinary thing, that poetry

My hometown

By Savindi Anudani (11 years), Gothami B.V., Colombo 10

My hometown is Malabe. It is situated close to Kaduwela city. Malabe is a very beautiful village. There is a beautiful tank in my village. Malabe is famous for this tank. Most of the people in my village are Buddhists. There are four temples in my village. People go to temple every day. There is a playground in my village. The people of our village are kind and hospitable.

Malabe is a developing village. There are many banks in my hometown. Government banks as well as
commercial banks are there in my village. There is a fair in my village. The people of my village buy goods from it. It is open for customers on Sunday and Wednesday. In the heart of the town there are two schools. One is a boys’ school and the other is a girls’ school. My village is clean. I love my village.

A river in Sri Lanka

By Ravinthie Dharmapriya (9 years), Lyceum Int. School, Nugegoda

There are many rivers in Sri Lanka that start from higher mountains and flow through many lowlands adding natural beauty to the environment. Among all the other rivers, the Mahaweli is considered to be the longest at 335 km in length. It starts its journey from Adams Peak, near Hatton and finishes at Trincomalee. More than 40% of the country’s electricity is generated by six dams built on the Mahaweli. It is also used for irrigation and agricultural purposes.

After heavy rain, the Mahaweli river floods its banks. It destroys crops, plants and animals.
When flooded, people consider the Mahaweli as an enemy, rather than a dear friend.

My sister

By Piumika Balendren (Grade 6), St. Clare’s College

My sister’s name is Laavanya. She is 25 years old. She teaches me Computer, Art and English. She works as an IT lecturer. We play games together. We also watch television and go to watch movies. She is pretty and she is my role model.

I love my sister and care for her. I love learning from her. She is very kind and sweet. She is a good
artist. Every Saturday, she teaches me Art. When I grow up, I want to become like my sister.

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