My school is Royal College. It is in the Colombo district. There are nine buildings where about eight thousand children are studying. There are about two hundred teachers. The present principal is Mr. Upali Gunasekara.
I think all the students like our school very much. The teachers are well educated and teach the students various subjects covering all three streams. For Science education there are fully equipped laboratories.
My school’s Old Boys’ are very good. Anagarika Dharmapala, Ponnambalam Ramanadan and Ranil Wickremasinghe are old boys’ of my school. My school flag colours are, Blue – Gold – Blue. There are sufficient facilities for almost all the main sports such as cricket, volleyball, basketball, rugby, carom and chess. Our playground is also very big. Boake, Marsh, Hartley, Harward and Reed are the houses in my school.
Actually my school is very interesting. I am proud to be a Royalist. I love my school forever!
Vishwa Sri Salinda
My pup’s name is Kyle. I named her because she is similar to the character Kyle in Child’s Play 2. She was thrown from the hand of an unkind man into the sewer in front of the temple, in a plastic bag. The chief monk had seen the pup and let it go.
Luckily when she was strutting about, my mom saw her and took
permission from dad to keep it as our pet. Dad is friendly with Kyle and his quote is, “Kyle is cute.” Seriously I agree.
Kyle’s friends are our neighbour’s pet dogs. Everybody says that our Kyle is lucky because we are giving her proper care, love and protection. Now Kyle is three months old and has grown into a healthy pup with a thick black coat.
Long live the king of dogs!
Sanidu M. Arachchige (Grade 5)
Colombo Grammar School, Battaramulla
Vesak Poya Day
In the month of May we
celebrate the Vesak Poya Day. Vesak is celebrated as the Birth, Enlightenment and Demise (Pirinivampama) of the Lord Buddha. It is highly celebrated in Sri Lanka.
Many Buddhists observe sil on that day. The temples are full of people. They wear white clothes. Every house hangs a beautiful Buddhist flag and Vesak lanterns. The houses and roads are
decorated using beautiful,
colourful bulbs. On these days there are lots of dansal.
People avoid consuming meat and drinking alcohol. Around the country there are many beautiful pandals, which contain pictures of different ‘Jataka Katha’. There are different competitions as well. Now we can go to any part of the country without any fear. This is because our president defeated terrorism. I thank our president for doing a great thing like this.
Lord Buddha was a person with great knowledge. Vesak Poya Day is a good time to show that we still pay tribute to the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha, and try to observe the precepts which
Lord Buddha preached.
Environment pollution has become a great problem to the world. Therefore let us plant a tree in remembrance of the Buddha’s Birth. Let’s celebrate Vesak!
Willesden College Int., Battaramulla