You went so soon…
Leaving us in a pool of
No warmth, softness of your thick coat,
Playful friendly run with your tiny tail
No welcome now
When we come home from school…
We feel lonely without you
In this ‘Sansara’ you left us Why?
But, come to us again
to your lovely home
with your loving eyes
Kyle we love you!
My school trip
By Kaushal De Silva (Grade 2),
Colombo Int. School
My school trip was to Nuga Gama at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. There was a hut, a pond with some fish, hens and a cow named Nuga. We saw a scarecrow.
There was a bridge over the pond
We were given Nuga kiribath, Nuga cutlet, Nuga roll and some sweets. An aunty from Nuga Gama read a story. They gave us each a storybook and a
picture of Nuga Gama.
We enjoyed the trip very much and left Nuga Gama in the afternoon.
By Madumita Radha (8 years),
Asian International School
My country is Sri Lanka.
It is surrounded by the Indian
Ocean. It has the shape of a tear-drop.
Sri Lanka is known as the
‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’.
There are beautiful mountains,
rivers and waterfalls. The
highest mountain in Sri Lanka
is Piduruthalagala. The longest river
is the Mahaweli Ganga. The
highest waterfall is Bambarakanda. The national flower is the
Blue Water-lily. The national game
is volleyball. The national bird is the
jungle fowl. The national tree is the
Na tree and the national gem is the blue sapphire. Our president is
Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Many tourists visit Sri Lanka.
They enjoy the beaches and hotels.
I love Sri Lanka.
By M. A. Mahathir (Grade 2),
My pet is a cat. Its name is Kitty. It likes to eat fish and drink milk.
It is black and white.
It has four legs. It is like
It likes to catch mice.
It is beautiful and small. It likes to play with a ball. I like to play with my cat. I love my cat very much.
A night spent at Sinharaja
By Liyani Jayathilake
My family went to see the Sinharaja forest. We spent a night there. That was so exciting.
There were no electric lights.
I saw complete darkness all around. Trees stood like giants.
My father and my two brothers found some dried branches and lit a fire. Then we sat around and we heard only the sounds of animals. My little brother was scared, but there was nothing to worry about.
I remembered the city where my home is situated. Everyone would be watching TV or listening to the radio at night. Traffic jams were a common sight on the road and we would waste time because of the traffic congestion.
But, in Sinharaja I felt happy because there was a very calm and quiet environment. A little later my father related a folk story and that was very interesting.
Thereafter we all got together and sang songs. At home we never had such an experience. My
mother served us rice and manioc with sambol. It was delicious. I saw the glory of nature in the moonlit night I will not forget this
memorable night forever.