The Sundaytimes Sri Lanka

Kids’ World


My flower  garden

I have a flower garden at home. It is in front of my house. There are some trees too. There are different kinds of flowers. They are roses, sunflowers, shoeflowers, jasmines, bougainvillea and marigolds. The flowers give a nice smell and look pleasant. There is a pond too. There are purple and white colour lotus and water-lilies. There are some fish in the pond.
I pick flowers and take them to the temple. During the weekends, I do gardening. It is a good hobby. I walk around the garden in the morning. The sweet smell greets me. It is a beautiful garden. I love my garden very much. Remember we have to grow plants.

Asokan Durgka (Grade 3), Belvoir College Int.

My mother

My mother’s name is Fathima Sherina Hassen. She is 45 years old. She is fair. She is beautiful. She is a housewife. She helps me with my lessons. She wears shalwars. She is kind and sweet. She plays with me.
I love her very much.

Bilaal Hassen (8 years), Royal College

Olympic Games

The Olympic Games are a multi-sport competition held every four years. The Olympic Games were started in ancient Greece in 776 BC. They were held in Athens. In the ancient Olympic Games there were only a few sporting events and only men could take part.
The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896.

There are lots of sporting events in the modern games and both men and women can take part. In the ancient games, the winners received a wreath made of wild olive leaves. In the Olympic games of today, the winner receives a gold medal, the second and third get silver and bronze medals. The first person to win an Olympic medal for Sri Lanka was Duncan White. The first woman to win an Olympic medal fro Sri Lanka is Susanthika Jayasinghe.

The Olympic games of 2012 will be held in London.

Nethum Dhammika (Grade 5), Royal Institute, Nugegoda

The kite season

In Sri Lanka the kite
season is coming again. Children practice to fly kites. There are many different kites that can fly.
Some kites pass birds and go higher and higher. When we look up in the sky, then we can see tiny kites. Some children go to the beach and fly kites. Kites are so much fun to fly.

Manal Pandita (7 years), Ladies’ College

The most exciting day of my life

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is my childhood hero. When I was 7 years old, I was watching a
TV program and happened to listen to Dr. Kalam’s speech at Anna University, India. It was inspiring and encouraging.
Since then I have collected all the news items about him and frequently visited his website,

Dr. Kalam was born on October 15, 1931. He is a renowned aerospace engineer, professor and first chancellor of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology. He served as the 11th President of India from 2002 – 2007 and was known as the Peoples’ President. He was awarded India’s highest civilian honour in 1997.

One day I saw in a newspaper that he would be visiting Sri Lanka. Oh! I was so surprised.
I told my parents that I wanted to see him. On January 21, 2012 we went to the BMICH to listen to his guest lecture. The theme was ‘Ignited minds of the youth are the greatest resource for the nation.’

I was amazed. The hall was full. At the seminar, Minister of External Affairs G. L. Peiris
introduced Dr. Kalam and said that he had 43 doctorates under his belt. What an achievement! I listened to Dr. Kalam’s speech. It was very simple and clear. He said that as youths we must have great aims. He stressed that to have success in life we must have four things. They are; great aims, continous education, hardwork and perseverance. He advised us to work with integrity and succeed with integrity. He stressed that each one of us must be unique and that in the future knowledge will be the power.
Dr. Kalam is a real life hero and he got into our minds with his positive thinking speech.

Shadhaapthi Sridharan (12 years) Methodist College

My puppy

My puppy’s name is Pinky. It likes to play with me. I love my Pinky very much. It is very sweet. Pinky is white and has a long tail and ears.
It is a pretty puppy. My puppy is very good.

Santhula Ekanayake

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