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My sister

By Sanduni Jayathilake, (6 years), Little Flower Convent, Bandarawela

My sister’s name is Tharushi. She is 13 years old. She likes to eat fruits. She plays with me.
I love her very much.

The Olympic Games

By Zainaff Shuhaib (11 years), Wisdom Int. College, Beruwela

The Olympic Games are multi-sport competitions held every four years. The Olympic Games started in ancient Greece in 776 B.C. In the ancient Olympic Games there were only a few sporting events.
The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896. There are lots of sporting events in the
modern Olympic Games.

In the Olympic Games held in the year 2000, in Sydney, Sri Lanka’s Black Bird Susanthika Jayasinghe won the Bronze Medal for the women’s 200 metre race.

Independence Day in Sri Lanka

By Shadhika Silmy (12 years), Royal English School, Matale

February 4 is our Independence Day. It was on this day in 1948, we won our freedom from British rule.
The people of India had to make many sacrifices to win their freedom. But we, the people of Sri Lanka won our freedom without bloodshed.

Our late national heroes like Hon. D.S. Senanayake, Sir D.B. Jayathilaka, E.W. Perera and
Sir Ponnambalam Ramanadan made representation to the British government and won our freedom.
Today we have a government of our own.

The Independence Day is celebrated throughout the country. At the main ceremony, the President hoists the National Flag. Celebrations are also held in other cities of the country. The main ceremony is marked by a guard of honour to the president and with a salute of 21 guns.

The ceremony ends after the President’s speech to the nation. We celebrate our 63rd Independence Day this year.

Shopping is such fun

By Shafeer Khan (Grade 6), Kekirawa Central College

I was busy playing cricket, a game I love and was really annoyed when my sister took me with her to her
shopping. First we went to a stationery shop. My sister bought some books and a pencil. I really liked the shop and asked my sister to buy me a pencil box. It was pink and had a picture of a duck on it. I still have it with me.

I could have stayed there for hours on end, smelling delicious chocolates but I was again dragged away to a sports goods shop.

There we bought a net to play badminton and my sister made me the happiest of all by buying me a bat and a ball. Now whenever she asks me to go shopping with her I never make a fuss because I know I will get lots of presents.

A trip to Trincomalee

By Navoda Jayathilaka (12 years), Holy Family B.M.V., Wennappuwa

We went to Trincomalee last week with my parents and my friend’s family. We left our house early in the morning. I was happy because I haven’t gone to Trincimalee earlier. On the way we went to the Golden Temple in Dambulla. We climbed the Dambulla rock.

Then we started other parts of our journey. We reached Trincomalee in the evening and took rest. On the following day, we went to see hot water wells. We all bathed there. It was a wonderful experience. I was surprised about the water springs.

Then we went to Nilaweli beach. We enjoyed there well. We made sand castles on the sea shore.
It is a very beautiful and wonderful place. We had a nice time there. At last we went to Koneshwaram kovil. It is on a rock. The water spreads beautifully when the waves crash on the rock on which the kovil is situated. We felt cool when the wind embraced us. It was a windy day, so the sea was rough.

Next day in the morning we left to come to our homes. We said good-bye to Trincomalee with sorrow taking wonderful memories.

Mostly new

By Menasha Udayakumara (14 years), Mahamaya College, Kandy

New books, new clothes, and brand new shoes,
My bag and my pencil case,
It’s new, new, new.
But the newest is my face.

New class, new teacher, new everything,
But my friends are the same,
Dinithi, Prabhavi, Pamudi, Roshni, Buddhima,
Are talking and laughing while I join them.

Grade 10, it’s scary,
The workload is gigantic,
But if I try I can do it,
It won’t be so frantic!

My house

By Jayachandiran Sharan (Grade 4), St. Anthony’s College, Kandy

My house is big. My father, mother, brother and I live in my house. My house is clean. It is on the main road. There is a school near my house. There is a flower garden in front of my house. My house is very beautiful.

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