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My brother

By Nimasha Dissanayake (Grade 1), Girls’ High School, Kandy

My brother is Theshika. He is three years old. He likes to play cricket. He is going to Montessori.
I love him very much.

My Parish Priest

By Taniya Thangesan (12 years), Good Shepherd Convent, Nuwara Eliya

My Parish Priest is Rev. Father Leslie Perera. My parish is St. Xavier’s parish in Nuwara Eliya district. He is a very good person. He is very strict as well as very intelligent. He is very kind and so smart.

He is working as our Parish Priest for four years. He did many good things to develop our parish and many other things too. Four or five months ago, he built Boralanda church and now he works to build Olifant church.

He opened a new bookshop near our church, named the church road as St. Xavier’s Road, and celebrated the church feast very grandly and usefully.

I think our Parish Priest is a gift from God to us. I like my Parish Priest very much. All the people should understand the value of him when he is with us, not when he leaves us.

The most unforgettable day in my life

By Thathsaranee Pramodya (Grade 6), Mahamaya Girls’ College, Kandy

It was October 3, 2009. I was on a pilgrimage in Dambadiva ‘Sanchi’ with my mother. I received a call from my class teacher. “The scholarship marks have been released”, she said. “OK madam, I will call and ask my father”, I said. Then we called home and asked about my scholarship marks.

Then my brother said, “You have 177 marks. It is the highest mark in your school.” I was very happy. I jumped happily. I ran to the hall where we stayed and told the news to all my aunts. They appreciated me. It is my most unforgettable day in my life, because I received my scholarship marks at Lord Buddha’s motherland.

A wonderful experience

By Nandakumar Jananaluckchala (Grade 9), Kotagala T.M.V.

I visited the Upper Kotmale Hydro Power Project with my parents, brothers, uncle, aunt and my
cousins on November 6, 2010. We were taken by bus inside the underground tunnel they have made. An engineer uncle nicely explained about the construction work.

The length of the tunnel is 12.9 km and a diameter of 5.2 m and it will add 150 mega watts to the national grid. The tunnel will take the water to the power cavern at Niyamgamdora. This is partly funded by the Japanese government.

This is the first time we have ever visited this type of project and it is a marvellous experience for us. This is a precious gift given by His Excellency Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, to the people of this country, to visit this marvellous site.

My school

By Miyuru Guruge (Grade 6), Mahinda College, Galle

My school is Mahinda College, Galle. It is situated in the Galle district. It is at Eliot Road, about three
kilometres from the Galle town.

My school is a national school. It has a long history. It was founded by Sir Henry Steele Olcott. The first principal was Mr. Bald Dally. Mr. Henry Woodward was the most famous principal of my school. It was established in 1892.

Now it is one of the leading schools in the country. It has about five thousand students. There are about 200 teachers. It has about thirty buildings. There are a lot of activities in my school. Some of them are cricket, football, rugby, volleyball, science club, literary associations for both Sinhala and English, nature club etc.

Our school is famous for cricket. There is a big match between Richmond College and Mahinda College. I love my school very much.


By Mihin Ambanpola (Year 4), C.I.S., Kandy

Easy to see and touch,
Above the earth’s crust,
Racing to land,
Their long tails and slim bodies.
Has lots of friends,
Or sleeping
Running to bed
Muddy worms very ugly to see.

My younger sister

By Thinuri Ranasinghe (Grade 5), British Int. School, Kalutara

My younger sister’s name is Shanaya Thileni Ranasinghe. She is very beautiful. She is one year old. She likes to drink milk. She likes to eat cornflakes. She can walk and talk a few words. I call her Chooty Nangi. She has short hair. She is very playful and I like to play with her. She loves me a lot and I love her too.

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