The war raged by the Tamil Tigers against the Sri Lankan Government for three decades is
finished forever. The Tamil Tigers, said to be the most ruthless terrorists in the whole world were defeated by our valiant soldiers in an unprecedented manner.
I take my hat off to the President, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Commanders of the Army, Navy and Air Force and the Inspector General of Police, for giving the leadership to the soldiers on the
battlefront, who dedicated their lives to bring peace to our motherland.
I shudder to think of the hardship we had to
undergo when the Tamil Tigers were in top form. Terrorists targeted not only our brave soldiers, but also innocent civilians. At times, I too had to stay at home without attending school, due to the bomb scares. Now we can heave a sigh of relief and lead a normal life.
The next step should be re-building the country, giving more prominence and importance to the North which was
devastated by the war. That is the way by which we can make our Tamil brothers and sisters
understand that we are their friends, not enemies.
By Shenali Wijesinghe (10 years),
Asian International School
I wander everywhere
In people's shadows, in the tiger's lair
I roam around the woods
I hide in people's hoods
I do feel lonely sometimes
So I write poems which rhyme
I enjoy myself everyday
I try to make people good in everyway
Some people are in the shadow of bad
So they do not take benefit of me,
so they stay bad
Those people are very unruly and rude
It will take a long time to make them good
I will explain a bit about me,
I'm gold in colour, you see
I sprinkle myself everywhere
Even on animals such as bears
I make people good I try as hard as I can
People call me kindness
I think you've heard of me
By Fazna Sheriffdeen, (Grade 2),
Ceylinco Sussex College, Malabe
My name is Gnei Fazna Sheriffdeen. I am six years old. My school is Ceylinco Sussex College. I am in Grade Two. I like to eat grapes. I like to drink orange juice. I have a brother and a sister. I am tall and fair. I am a girl. My ambition is to be a doctor.
By Yohan Meegahage
Dinosaurs ruled the world for more than 160 years before they died. There were lots of kinds of dinosaurs like plant-eaters and meat-eaters. The Brachiosaurus was one of the largest dinosaurs that ever lived. They had very long necks. Euoplocephalas had a very strong bone at the end of its tail. The Stegosaurus had big and sharp thorns on its body and tail.
The Tyrannosaurus Rex was a carnivorous dinosaur. They were very strong dinosaurs.
The Gigantosaurus was a large reptile. It ate the flesh of other dinosaurs like Parasauropholus and other plant-eaters. The dinosaurs died because of a large meteorite that slammed into the earth, killing all the dinosaurs.
My lovely cousin
By Muhad Faizel (9 years),
Mukarramah International School
My lovely cousin is Arkam. He is a boy. He is three years old. He lives in Grandpass. He goes to Al-Manar International School. His father's name is Shaheer and his mother's name is Asma.
He likes to eat Tipi-Tip. Some times when I go to his home he plays with me. He talks nicely. He is fair and thin. Arkam loves me very much and I love him too.