Funday Times - Kids World

By Anil Pandithakoralege (9 years), St. Peter's College, Bambalapitiya

Sigiriya is a rock fortress. It was built by King Kashyapa I. He killed his father King Dhatusena. So. Kashyapa built a rock fortress to be protected from his angry brother Moggalana.

Around the Sigiriya Fortress, there is a deep moat. There is a bridge to cross the moat. In Sigiriya there are beautiful gardens, fountains and ponds. On the top of the rock, King Kashyapa built his citadel.
The Sigiriya frescoes are world famous. The Sigiri Damsals are drawn very beautifully on the walls. The Mirror Wall has poems and songs called "Sigiri Graffiti" written by ancient people who came to see Sigiriya. To go to the top of the rock, we have to go through the "Lion's Paw" staircase.

Not even local visitors, but also foreign tourists visit Sigiriya. We can be really proud of our ancient sites like Sigiriya.

My father

By Ghazzali Awad (5 years), Belvoir College International

My dad is S.H.M. Awad. He gets me lots of things. He is an accountant. He is an old boy of Ananda College, Colombo. He helps me with my homework. My brother and I go for Fei Quando – Karate with dad. He drives a red Chevrolet. I pray to God to keep him well and happy always. I love my dad very much.

My sister

By Asma Fouzan (11 years), Ilma International School

My sister's name is Aimen. She was born on April 5, 2009. She is 1 year and two months old. She is beautiful and naughty. She loves to put bracelets inside her mouth. She has a colourful parrot and she likes to talk to it.

She is always sick because she likes to visit the doctor but she thinks that the thermometer is an injection. She has nice curly, wavy hair. She likes to pull others hair.

She loves watermelons and oranges. She doesn't like her food. She likes to watch Tom and Jerry, and Woody Woodpecker. She knows her nose, tongue and head. She likes the swimming pool and likes to swim (even though she doesn't know how to swim!) She doesn't like to come out of the pool.

She has two elder brothers and two elder sisters. She likes her Akka – her nanny. I love her very much and she loves me too.

My favourite author

By Stephanie Peiris, St. Lawrence's Convent, Wellawatte

My favourite past time is reading. Reading helps to improve my knowledge in English grammar,
comprehension and vocabulary. It also gives the opportunity to imagine a story and be a part of it, which enables me to enjoy the creativity of the author.

From all the novelists, my favourite is Anthony Horowitz. He is one of the world's most popular authors. His books 'The Power of Five' and 'Alex Rider' have become bestselling novels. His most successful 'Alex Rider' series has helped him achieve numerous accolades and awards such as the 'Booksellers Association/ Nielsen Author of the Year', 'Children's Book of the Year' and 'Red House Children's Award'. His first book 'Stormbreaker' has been made into a blockbuster movie.

His supernatural series 'The Power of Five' has also won many awards. The series consists of four books, Ravens Gate, Evil Star, Night Rise and Necropolis. They each tell the different stories of five children who have been chosen to save the world from evil forces. His most successful books also include the hugely funny and popular 'Diamond Brother Mysteries'.

Anthony Horowitz also writes TV scripts, which include the 'Midsomer Murders' and 'Poirot'. His drama series 'Foyles War' has won him the 'Lew Grade Audience Award' in 2003.

He was born on April 5, 1955, in Stanmore, England and lives in London with his wife Jill and two sons Nicholas and Cassian. I have always enjoyed reading his books as I have found them to be very
interesting, creative and adventurous.

My brother's 1st birthday

By Shalomi Fernando (Grade 2), Ladies College

My brother's name is Shannan Aaron. Now he is one year old. On my brother's birthday, we didn't have a party at home. My thathi, ammi, malli, achchi and I went to Methmihira School in Moratuwa.

I met the disabled aiyas and akkis. I played with them. They ate birthday cake and rice. They gave a birthday card to my brother.

They were happy because we gave food for them. I had a nice time. When I came home,
I prayed for God to heal them.

My best friend

By Afzal Amsudeen (12 years), Aba beel International College

My best friend is Azam. He is 10 years old. He is studying in my class. He is very smart. He studies well. He lives in Wellampitiya. He comes to school by auto.

His father's name is Nizam. He has one brother. His favourite food is pizza. His favourite subject is English. His favourite colour is black. I am lucky to get a good friend like him forever.

He helps me in many ways. His favourite cartoon is 'Sonic'. His favourite cricketer is Malinga. I love him very much. He also loves me too.

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