Animals of the past Animals of the past are dinosaurs. They were very big. Some were leaf eaters like Brachiosaurs and Triceratops. Some were meat eaters like T-Rex and Spinosaurus. Spinosaurus was the biggest. I love dinosaurs and their babies. Thamindu Fernando (Grade 2) Royal College Democracy Democracy is a form of government where all [...]

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Animals of the past
Animals of the past are dinosaurs. They were very big. Some were leaf eaters like Brachiosaurs and Triceratops. Some were meat eaters like T-Rex and Spinosaurus. Spinosaurus was the biggest. I love dinosaurs and their babies.

Thamindu Fernando (Grade 2)
Royal College


Democracy is a form of government where all eligible members participate equally.  The word ‘Democracy’ combines the Greek elements “Demos’ which means ‘people’ and ‘Kratos’ which means ‘power’ or ‘rule’. It is a “government of the people, by the people and for the people”.
In a democratic government, common man plays the pivotal role. The government is responsible for the welfare and betterment of the people who elect them as their representatives and who they are responsible for.

Democracy is based on the doctrine of equality. Inequality has been the cause of all the revolutions which have changed the face of the world. But this type of government treats all the people in an equal manner. Democracy implies political liberty which consists of the fundamental rights of political participation. By giving everyone a share of the government, democracy prompts patriotism. The greatest merit of democracy is that it elevates the character of the citizens. It demands a high standard of morality and honesty on their part.

In some instances democracy acts as a demerit towards the country as not all citizens are fully aware of the political scenario in their country. This may result in people making the wrong choices when selecting their representatives. On the whole, democracy is a type of government which provides the citizens with lots of facilities and benefits. It is our duty to use it in a proper and wise manner so to lead this world towards a better future.

Tharanie Bhaskaran (14 years)
Methodist College

A trip I would like to take

I would like to take a trip to the United Kingdom. The UK is located in the Atlantic Ocean. It is separated from the European continent by a channel named the English Channel.
I would like to go there because of the fascinating British history, the ability to see snow and to explore the interesting sights such as the Tower of London, where the famous Sir Walter Raleigh was executed.
Although Britain is considered a powerful country, it was attacked and captured by the Romans, Saxons, Vikings and Normans. Britain is divided into four parts. One of them, which is England is made from the name ‘Anglo’. Almost the whole world was changed by the British.
I would go with my parents and brother in an aeroplane. I would enjoy throwing snowballs, making snowmen and doing winter sports like skiing. I wish I could go on a trip to Britain.

Ravindu Pathiraja (Grade 6)
Ananda College


Parents are very important for every child. They work very hard for us. We are the reason for them to go to work. They are the reason we continue to smile. We have a wonderful life with them.
Most children have a sorrowful time without parents. We should never scold or scream at our parents, who are the ones who taught us to speak. Even though sometimes parents look like they don’t care, they really do care for us. Even if they scold us it is for our own good because they are correcting us.
So love your parents forever, like how I love my parents so much.

Adilah Arifeen (Grade 5)
Sujatha Vidyalaya, Nugegoda

What I did in my school vacation
On August 10, my father
decided to go to three places.
One was upcountry, the second the sandy beach and the third was the museum. On August 11, we woke up early in the morning and packed our bags. We took our lunch packets. We went by car.
When we reached upcountry we had our lunch and went to see a tea factory. There were many machines. We saw some
tea-pluckers. The officers explained how they work in the factory.
When we were leaving, they gave us a packet of tea.
Next we went to the hotel where we stayed for three days. We had tasty meals. We swam, sang, played and took many photographs. We explored the beauty of Nuwara-Eliya and
went home happily.
One evening we went to the sandy beach. There’s no better place in the holidays than the beach. I got into my swimsuit, straw hat and red sunglasses. We played hide and seek, made sandcastles, flew kites and played beach volleyball. I got lots of seashells too. Then we went home happily.
The next day we went to the Museum. We saw many statues of our great kings, queens and heroes. We saw many pictures. There were many valuable gems. After exploring the museum we went home happily. I enjoyed that day very much. Thank you Dad for the trips.

Tharusha Handaragama
(9 years)
Lyceum Int. School, Nugegoda

Dengue menace
There are lots of dangerous
diseases in our world. Dengue is one among them. Dengue is a disease that circulates all over the world. Today lots of people suffer from
dengue fever because they haven’t any knowledge about it. If we have some knowledge about this illness, we can protect against it by
destroying mosquitoes in different stages of their life cycle.
It is transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes.

There are three main mosquitoes in the environment. They are Culex, Anopheles and Aedes. Aedes is the mosquito which spreads this virus. Dengue virus does not spread from person to person.

There are many symptoms of dengue virus. Some of them are sudden onset of fever, headache, body aches and joint pains, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and development of skin rashes. We have to stop breeding mosquitoes. It can be done by adopting good daily
habits of removing garbage.

There are some precautionary measures that can be taken. Some of them are wearing long-sleeved clothes, using mosquito coils and electric vapour mats and using insect repellents over the exposed parts of the body.
I think if people take steps to eliminate mosquito breeding we can make this world a better place to live in.

Akshi Rohith (Grade 8)
St. Mary’s Convent, Matara

My sister
My sister is Thathsarani.
She is five years old. She can swim. She dances and plays the piano well. Her school is Mahamaya Girls’ College, Kandy. Her best friend is me. I love her so much.

Dinikirani Jayasinghe (Kindergarten)
Gateway College, Kandy

The Sunday Fair
We have a Sunday fair every week. A lot of people come there to buy and sell things. Men and women bring vegetables and fruits. Fish mongers sell fish, prawns and crabs. We find pots and pans in one place, clothes and fancy goods in another place.
“Kadju, kadju,” calls the cashew-nut sellers.
“Ice-cream, ice-creams,” says the Ice-cream man. Small boys and girls buy cashew-nut and ice-cream. They buy sweets and toys too.
People buy a lot of things. The sellers go home with their bags full of money.

Akla Pabasarani (Grade 6)
Badulla C.C.

Leadership is not a position but an action. A leader leads the mass to a specific goal. Efficient leaders bring about effective changes in the world. Leadership is nothing but doing the right things rightly at the right time. A dynamic leader motivates his
A powerful leader possesses
certain qualities like confidence, empathy, communicative skills and intelligence. Selfless service to people should be the cardinal principle of a good leader. Total commitment to the cause and integrity of character are his real weapons. So, friends, be a true leader in the true sense and lead the world to peace and prosperity.

S. Kiruba (Grade 8)
Ranabima Royal College, Gannoruwa

My country
My country is Sri Lanka. We call it the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean.’ Horton Plains is situated in my country. The highest mountain is Pidurutalagala. The
longest river is Mahaweli river. There are nice
flowers and trees in my
There are many heroes and kings in my country’s past. There were three parts, Ruhunu, Pihiti, Maya.
There are many historical places in my country.
There are botanical gardens in my country. The name of the president is Mahinda Rajapaksa. I love my
country very much.

H.M.D. Imalsha (Grade 4)
Bandaranayake B.V.,

My home garden
My home garden is small but it is
beautiful. There are flower plants, fruit trees and vegetable plants in my garden. They are full of flowers, fruits and vegetables.
The flowers are Wathusudu, Rose, Rukaththana and Anthuriums. The fruits are mangoes, rose apples and mangosteens. The vegetables are brinjal, ladies fingers, tomatoes and long beans. There is a pond. There are fish and lotus flowers also in it.
It is beautiful.
My mother helps me to make my garden beautiful. Birds, squirrels and butterflies come to my garden. In the morning I like to see the beauty of my garden. I like my garden.

Chamari Nisansala (Grade 10)
Bopitiya K.V., Matugama

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

Thirandi Karunarathna (10 years)
Kuda Kusum B.M.V.,

The school carnival
Recently, students of Year 5 organised a
carnival. There were many play items in the carnival. Many people attended the carnival. Many students attended the carnival. Many students went on the merry-go-round.
I was happy that day.

Sesadi Gamage
(Grade 5)
St. Anthony’s Girls’ College. Kandy

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