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By Aqthas Sabri, (7 years), Gateway College, Kandy

My name is Aqthas Sabri. I am seven years old. I live in Kandy. I study at Gateway College. I have two sisters. My father is a doctor. My mother is a dentist. My best friend is Ayaash. I like to eat pizza. My favourite cartoon is Samsam. I like to be a pilot.


By Hashini Rajapakse (12 years), Girls’ High School, Kandy

It’s with me in panic
And also in happiness
A strange companion
Helps me in my studies

As a hobby it gives me
It takes me high in
A precious gift I ever had
Also a valuable gallery

I think that books are same as gold
And I would say
Today a reader
Will be a leader in the future

Hope that Sri Lanka wins the World Cup 2011

By Kalendra Abeysinghe (Grade 4), Trinity College, Kandy

The 2011 World Cup is going to be held in Sri Lanka. Under the captaincy of Sangakkara, the
Sri Lankan cricket team steps into the field from February onwards.

Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996 under the captaincy of Arjuna Ranatunga. In the year 2007, the Runners up were Sri Lanka under the captaincy of Mahela Jayawardene, they lost to the Australians. This year no one knows who will win it. Only God knows.

This is the last match where our hero, the highest wicket taker, and my favourite cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan will play. I am sad about it. All we Sri Lankans wish our Sri Lankan team the best of luck. “Sangakkara and the team can do it. In their home they will win the World Cup. Sri Lanka has the Spirit!”


By Subodhi Weerasekara (Grade 5), Mahasen Central College, Bakamoona

Heavy rain causes floods. It was raining for three weeks. Rivers and canals were full of water. Most of the tanks were overflowing. Some were Kaudulla tank, Nuwara tank, Parakrama tank etc. It mostly affected Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Anuradhapura and Ampara.

The people in these cities were helpless. Most of the people were displaced. The crops, houses and properties of people were all destroyed. These days the soldiers are helping the people who are displaced. When I watched the television I saw that there were still floods in Australia.


By Shakya Perera (Year 2), Gateway Int. College, Kandy

An island is a piece of land surrounded by water. The largest island in the world is Greenland. Some islands were once joined to the mainland are called near islands.

Some islands that lie far out to sea are called distant islands. Sri Lanka, Japan and Madagascar are islands too. The Maldives islands are coral islands.

Importance of a library

By Lakshi Weerasekara (Grade 8), Kalutara B.N.S.

Recently we had our Library Day at our school. This got me thinking about how useful a library is to all of us. A library plays a very important role in promoting knowledge. There are so many people who love reading but they can’t afford to buy books which are very expensive today.

A public library is a place that is open to both rich and poor alike. There are two sections in a library. They are the lending section and the reference section. Non members can borrow books from the reference section.

A library is very useful for rural youth too. There are not only books, but also newspapers and magazines in a library. Due to the many benefits a library provides, it has become a very important place in society.

My pet

By Ann Silva (10 years), Gampola Int. School

My pet is a male tabby cat. Its green eyes are sweet. We all call it Yushy, but its correct names are Yushkty, Yushka and Slim Shady. It loves to eat rotti as well as noodles. Yushy also loves to drink tea. Yushy often plays its favourite game catching mice and always wins.

But it doesn’t chase cockroaches. Yushy has been in our house for almost seven years. Its birthday is on November 25. Catching dragonflies is also his favourite game. Now Yushy is old. Its fur is turning light colour and he doesn’t play much with us. But yet, I love Yushy so much.

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