The Sundaytimes Sri Lanka

Kids’ world


Climates in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, there are two seasons. They are the dry season and the rainy season. The weather becomes very hot in the dry season. Under the heat, streams and wells dry up. In large lakes only some muddy water remains.

The aquatic animals who live in the rivers die. The water levels in the rivers go down. Animals in jungles trek mile and miles, looking for water. Most of them die on the way. There is suffering everywhere.

The southwest monsoon and the northeast monsoon bring in the rainy season. Tanks, rivers, streams, wells and waterholes begin to overflow. Trees, shrubs and vines become fresh and green. Animals and birds grow fat on the grass, leaves, fruits and seeds. Farmers are happy. The dry season is over. Now they can start their cultivation.

Raashid Jayman, (11 years), Wesley College

My best friend

She is Danuji Perera and she lives in Kelaniya. She is in my class. She has two sisters. Her favourite food is fruits. Once she visited my house. She likes Italian pasta very much.
I love Danuji.

Damindee De Silva (6 years), St. Bridget’s Convent

Diana – Princess of Wales

Diana was born into an aristocratic family in Northern England. She married Prince Charles and had two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
But Diana suffered from many problems and she ran away from the kingdom. After that she started a free life. She gave money to the poor, started campaigns against landmines etc.
Many dignitaries gave her their blessing. But unfortunately in 1990, she was killed in a car accident. The Paparazzi and Tabloid newspapers were considered responsible for her death. The world became suddenly silent when news reporters reported of her death.
Princess Diana was a real beauty. She is fondly remembered by Britons even now. She was lovely, kind-hearted and gave lots for charity. She also proved that women could excel in any field. Elton John sang that she was the
‘Rose of England.’

Anjalee Handaragama (Grade 6), Sujatha Vidyalaya, Nugegoda

My country

My  country is Sri Lanka. It is an island. The commercial capital of Sri Lanka is Colombo. We export tea, rubber and coconuts. The longest
river is the Mahaweli.
There are different kinds
of communities such as Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim and Burgher. I love my country very much.

Amra Askar (Grade 3), Buddhist Ladies College

How I spent my holidays

During the last New Year holidays, my mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, my sister, brother and I went to Anuradhapura to spend two to three days there. First we all went to my grandmother’s brother’s home, where he lives in Anuradhapura.
After having a rest, we all visited places of historical and architectural interest namely Ruwanweliseya, Isurumuniya, Jethawanaramaya, Abhayagiriya, the twin ponds, Samadhi Statue etc.
The next day we participated in a New Year festival. there was a lot of fun for the small ones. The next day we went to have a swim and a bath at Nachchaduwa wewa. Later in the day we spent some time at our granduncle’s place. Early in the morning the next day we started our return journey home.

Tharushika Fernando (Grade 9), Methodist College

My hobbies

Hobby is a thing we do in our spare time. There are many hobbies likes drawing, reading, collecting things, gardening, dancing and studying etc.
My hobbies are reading, drawing and dancing. I started my hobbies when I was seven years. My parents and relatives advised me to read and draw. It was my decision to make dancing my hobby.
All three of my hobbies are fun.
I mostly read Enid Blyton books. I learn a lot of English grammar by reading and I improve my imaginative skills too! Some of the books I read are Secret Seven, Famous Five, Cherry Tree Farm and the Rub-a-Dub mystery.
I like to draw big pictures and I like to colour them very brightly. At school I get a lot of marks for Art. I colour my pictures with Pentel Pastels. I never colour with crayons. I love colouring with red and green.
Dancing makes me get a lot of exercise. I practice my dancing everyday at 4 in the evening. I love Ballet dancing. I love my hobbies very much.

Nuhaa Hameem (Grade 3), Ilma Int. Girls’ School


My name is Narada Kumarasinghe. I am seven years old. I live at Himbutana.
There are four in our
family. They are my father, mother, brother and me. I am attending Asoka Vidyalaya, Colombo 10. I am in Year Three.
I like to study English and Maths.
My hobby is playing the tabla. I also like to play cricket. I would like to be a doctor.

Narada Kumarasinghe (Grade 3), Asoka Vidyalaya, Colombo 10

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