My trip to Jaffna I woke up early in the morning at 5 a.m., and got dressed up. We left home around 6.30 a.m., and our trip began. I went with my family and friends. We had a break at Anuradhapura and left for Jaffna. First we went to a beautiful kovil called ‘Nallur’. Then [...]

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My trip to Jaffna
I woke up early in the morning at
5 a.m., and got dressed up. We left home around 6.30 a.m., and our trip began. I went with my family and friends. We had a break at Anuradhapura and left for Jaffna.
First we went to a beautiful kovil called ‘Nallur’. Then we ate ice-cream at a shop named Rio. It was very tasty! Last of all we went to our Hotel
Thal Sevana. It was 8 p.m. when we got there and we were very tired. We slept there.
The next morning we went to Nagadeepaya on a boat. Unfortunately the boat was very shaky and we got

wet from the sea water. Then we went to a temple named Kadurugoda. It was pretty ancient!
The next day we went to Point Pedro which is the northernmost point of Sri Lanka. Then we visited Dambakolapatuna. It was a very beautiful temple. In the evening we went to Fort Hammenbiel which is a fort surrounded by the sea. We also had dinner there.
The next morning we returned home. It was a very enjoyable trip.

Amanya Atukorale (Grade 4)
Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya, Colombo

While I shamble along the way,
Recalling all the crazy play.

The ‘Crazy 23’s’ we called ourselves,
And wrote all over the bookshelves.

The silly jokes, heartfelt happiness, unforgettable trips,
Laughing, bugging, consolations,
wonderful tricks.

The mini treats we took for free,
And have it under the lovi tree.

All these moments have come to an end,
Tears roll when realizing it cannot be mend.

The beautiful memories shared with my friends,
Cannot be overtaken by any new trends.

Nusrath Nizme (16 years)

My prayers were answered
It was the holy month of Ramadan when I was praying the ‘Isha’ prayers at home and doing my ‘Zikrs’.
I received a call from my Appa, who gave me the glad news that a Tab had come up for sale and asked whether I was interested in buying it. I quickly jumped at this opportunity and my Dada was kind enough to purchase it for me. I was so happy and delighted that my long awaited dream had come true. My prayers to the Almighty Allah had been answered and today I am the proud owner of a Lenovo Tab for which I am ever grateful.

The Festival of Ranadan has come and gone after the 30 day holy fast which I was lucky enough to fast for all 30 days this time. Let me express my belated wishes to all my dear Funday Times readers and my Muslim friends – Eid Mubarak and a bright and prosperous Eid-Ul-Fitr Festival.

Usman Asri (7 years)
Zahira College, Colombo

My name is Serusha. I am seven years old. I go to
Ladies’ College. My father’s name is Subash. My mother’s name is Aneesha. My sister’s name is Suhasha.
I love to sing and dance. I live in Moratuwa.
I like to eat jelly. I love myself.

Serusha Wijesinghe (7 years)
Ladies’ College

The Earth
The earth has many natural resources such as oceans, mountains, rivers, deserts, glaciers, polar-regions and atmospheres. Earth travels around the Sun in an orbit. The earth belongs to a Solar System. A solar system is a group of planets that go around a star, the sun. Scientists think that earth is four billion years old. The earth’s shape is not exactly a round ball, a sphere. When the earth spins, we don’t fly off into outer space because of gravity.

There are lots of things inside the earth. First is the crust, secondly the mantle, the outer core and then the inner core. The outer core is solid but the inner core is filled with magma. When a volcano erupts, we call the magma as lava. There are many types of soil on earth, made up of rock, living particles, dead plants and animals, water and air. There are five oceans in the world.

They are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern and Arctic. Sea waves are formed by the wind. Some beaches are yellow because of minerals called quartz, mixed with it. There are a lot of mountains on earth. The highest mountain is Everest. There are about 1300 active volcanoes. 20 – 30 blow up every year. The longest river is the Nile River. The world’s biggest desert is the Sahara.
The Earth is a beautiful place with diverse environments. We must protect it.

Senadha Weerasooriya (11 years)
St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa

Our environment
First of all we all should love our environment. There are much things in the environment. They are plants, animals and there are much more. They give help for us. They are oxygen, wood, paper, rubber, fruits, clothes and shelter. Trees protect the water in the soil.
There are different ways in reproduction. They are by seeds; mango, by stems; rose, by buds; ginger, by suckers; banana, by runners; grass, by roots; curry leaves and by bulbs; Tiger Lily.
Some people do wrong things like cutting trees and they pollute the environment. We need to plant more trees. If we ask what is germination, it is the process of development of a seed into a plant. A plants wants four things to grow; sunlight, air, water, good soil.
June 5 is the Environmental Day. We all should plant trees and protect our environment. And I love my environment the most.

Rayani Kuruppu (Grade 5)
Royal Int. School, Kegalle

A rainy day
A rainy day is wet, cool, noisy and dark. The sun hides behind the clouds and the sky becomes dark. The wind blows hard. The trees start to shake and the leaves fall down. Sometimes their branches break and fall. Sometimes birds’ nests fall off. Animals run for shelter.
We can see the lightning and hear the thunder. Raindrops fall one by one and then it starts to rain a lot. Then it makes the ground muddy and soggy. It leaves puddles. When the rain stops and the sun shines, a lovely rainbow appears.

Jammy Fernando (Grade 3)
Model Primary School, Tangalle

My house
My house is big. My house is yellow. There is a garden. I sweep my house. There are four rooms in my house.
I keep my house clean.

Dahami Bandara (7 years)
Kandy Model School, Kandy

For Vesak we go to the temple to offer flowers to Lord Buddha. We give dansals for Vesak. The importance of Vesak is our Lord Buddha’s birth, Enlightenment and Passing away.
We can see peraheras in lots of villages. We can see lots of elephants, whip crackers, drummers, dancers, flag bearers, Nilames etc. For Vesak we sing Buddhist songs together. We help the poor people. We observe sil on the Vesak day.
For Vesak we hang lanterns.

Udara Weerasekara (Grade 3)
Vidyaloka Model School, Hingurakgoda

If I were a kite
If I were a kite I would fly so high, so that no one could catch me. I would sail in the sky like a bird with freedom, feeling free and light.
I would glide above and below the clouds. I will fly in the sunlight, feeling the cool breeze. I can see the children below me playing merrily. If I fly in your hands I know you’ll keep me safe and never let go of me.
Flying along with the eagles will give me great delight. What better life could there be than being a kite?

Ahmadh Riyaz (Grade 5)
Wesswood Int. College, Katugastota

My father
My father’s name is Navaratne.
He is about forty years old. He is tall and handsome. He is a technician. He works very hard to support my mother, brother and me and my grandmother and grandfather.
As I said before my father’s name is Navaratne. My mother says that ‘nava’ means nine and ‘ratne’ means gem. So my father is nine gems. I said ‘nava’ is new.
So he is a new gem.
Really my father is like a gem. He is very kind to my mother, my brother and me and to his father and mother.
He helps my brother and me with our school homework. Sometimes he plays with us. My father is very special.
My father is the best father in the world.

Rasangi Tharindia (Grade 5)
Valipilawa K.V.

My favourite friend

My favourite friend is Lakshika. She is in Grade 8 at Kudapaduwa Sinhala Mixed School in Negombo.
She comes from a pious
middle-class family. Her father is a fisherman and her mother is a housewife. The family is not rich but not poor. She is thirteen years old and is my classmate. She is a clever girl and reads widely. Her favourite subject is English.
Lakshika is a very kind and beautiful girl. She is ever smiling and is loveable, pleasing and humane. I am very lucky to have Lakshika for my best friend.

Christina Sonali (Grade 8)
Kudapaduwa Sinhala M.S.,

My garden

My garden is beautiful.
My garden has a lawn. Our garden has two ponds. It has beautiful flowers. It has a small waterfall. My garden has coconut trees. My garden has a bridge. We can play in the garden.
We can ride a bicycle in the garden. I love my garden very much.

Shivanka (Grade 2)
Jennings Int. College, Nainamadama

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