I’m proud of my country Sri Lanka My country is Sri Lanka. It is a small island. It is situated in the Indian Ocean. It is surrounded by the Indian Ocean. My country is known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean.’ My country is very popular in the world. My country has natural beauty. [...]

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I’m proud of my country Sri Lanka
My country is Sri Lanka. It is a small island. It is situated in the Indian Ocean. It is surrounded by the Indian Ocean. My country is known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean.’

My country is very popular in the world.
My country has natural beauty. There are many gardens like Haggala Gardens and Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. There are many rivers like Mahaweli, Kelani, Kalu, Walawe. There are many forests like Sinharaja Forest. In the forest there are many trees and flowers. There are lots of types of birds also. These places are very beautiful.

Tourists also come to our country because our country has very beautiful places. Then they come and visit these places. Our country has very famous places like Sigiriya, Galle Fort, Galle Lighthouse. Tourists come to see these places.
My country is a very pleasant place and I’m proud of my beautiful country.

Bhagya Premathilaka (13 years)
Dharmapala Vidyalaya, Pannipitiya

My name is Dinuthi
Thiloka Hettiarachchi.
I am six years old. I live in Moratuwa. I am going to Rawathawatta Methodist College. I’m in Grade 1. My class teacher’s name is Wajiramali.
My father’s name is Thilak and my mother’s name is Dilrukshi. I have a brother. His name is Thisath Dilnuka. I want to be a lady doctor.

Dinuthi Hettiarachchi (6 years)
Methodist College, Moratuwa

An excellent birthday party
My best friend’s birthday party will be on November 22. I will go and give a present to her. I will wish her ‘Happy Birthday’.
There will be magic shows, bouncers and lots of games at the party. The birthday girl will cut the cake and blow out the candles. I will have fun. We will dance. She will wear a pretty dress. I will wear a party dress. We will sing songs. I will enjoy myself.

Sherandhi Fernando (9 years)
Bishop’s College

My favourite sport
My favourite sport is badminton. I play  badminton in school. Our coach teaches us to play badminton. He is very kind to us. I play with a shuttle cock and racquet. I love to play with my friends. We have badminton lessons once a week. I play with my mother and sister every evening.
I would like to join the badminton team in my school one day.

Aamina Gaffoor
(6 years)
Royal Institute Girls’ School

Our Sinhala Language Day
Our Sinhala Day was held on July 12, 2016 under the guidance of our Sinhala teacher, Mr. Jayantha Weerasinghe. It was a Tuesday. The famous artiste Mr. Sahan Ranwala was our chief guest. We organized the program with the help of our teachers. The theme was ’Maubasa Surakimu’.
Firstly we had competitions to select the children. We had essay writing, handwriting and dictation competitions. Our Sinhala language teacher advised us to bring the items used in old kitchens. All the students had brought items relevant to ancient times. Some students bought very old books. I saw ‘Pansiya Panas Jathakaya’ also. We organized an exhibition, dancing items, songs and a drama.
I learned many things by seeing the exhibition.
I must thank my Sinhala language teacher for organizing this event in a grand manner

Dimuthu Mihiranga (Grade 5)
JMC College, Maharagama

Are we really so different?
We are different from one another
by qualities which are unique to us.
But are we really so different?
My neighbour who is a Maldivian, speaks Dhivehi, which I don’t understand. But English which is a universal language helps us to communicate freely. Not only language, even lifestyle, food, social standards and their culture too are different from ours.
Apart from the differences, there are so many similarities. One such similarity is the need for education. This is very important as it drives away hardship
and helps you face the world confidently.
The need for money is also a similarity. Country to country the currency may differ, yet the purpose of money is the same. The need for happiness is another need. We all like to live well by interacting with neighbours, relations and friends.
So we are not so different from each other after all.

Sajida Munzir
(Grade 8)
Hejaaz Int. School

The book I enjoyed
The book I enjoyed
most is called Cindrella.
It is a children’s storybook. It is a beautiful fairytale. It is very popular among children of many countries. It is a story about an innocent girl. She becomes a princess.

Methupama Wijeratne (Class 4)
Holy Cross College, Gampaha

Keeping our water sources clean

Water is very important for all human beings, animals and plants. Chemicals and other harmful substances pollute water. This would result in the pollution of streams, lakes, rivers and seas, Severe water pollution can kill large numbers of
fish and other animals. People who use this polluted water can fall ill.

Humans pollute water in many ways. Insecticides, weedicides and fertilizers used in large quantities in farming are some examples of ways of polluting water. When it rains, these chemicals flow into streams, lakes and rivers. Harmful chemicals, gases and waste materials are also sometimes released from industrial factories into waterways.

We should control ways of water pollution. We can do this by helping to keep our sources of water clean. In agriculture we should not overuse chemicals. Another way of preventing water pollution is to build cleaning treatment plants in factories.
If we stop throwing waste into lakes, rivers and seas they will be clean and beautiful forever.

Shanali Kulasekara (Grade 11)
Christ Church College, Matale

My car
My car is called Outlander. It has two side-mirrors. The Outlander has six seats. There is a sunroof in the Outlander.
My car has big wheels. It has a cabin.
My dad washes our car every week. We go on trips in our car. I love my car.

Udara Weerasekara (Grade 3)
Vidyaloka Model School, Hingurakgoda

A rainy day
When the rain comes
the clouds are dark.
Strong winds come from everywhere. Drops of
water comes down from the sky. Animals creep to their homes. Children come out of their houses. Children play in the water. We can drink rain water. It is safe to drink.

Aysha Amani (Grade 5)
Royal Int. School, Kegalle

My garden
My garden is very big. There are
beautiful flowers in my garden. There are many mango trees. There are many apple trees. There are many rambutan trees.
In my garden there are rose flowers.
My mother loves red roses. Lots of birds are coming to my garden. I play in my garden. I love my garden very much.

Krishan (Grade 2)
Jennings Int. College, Nainamadama

Peace in Sri Lanka
“Nobody prefers war because during war, fathers bury their sons and during peace, sons bury their fathers.” This was said by the famous philosopher and historian Herodotus.
Peace in Sri Lanka is what everybody welcomes because everyone suffered greatly during the ethnic conflict which went on for two decades. During the war, people lived in constant fear and anxiety. There was much mental agony. The trials and tribulations they had to undergo then cannot be expressed in words.
Peace is the need of the hour, because without it there will be severe economic hardship and mental trauma. We need to strive hard to achieve lasting peace in our motherland and make our island nation a resplendent land.

Prabuddika Kumari (Grade 7)
Loyal Ladies’ College, Kandy

The uses of a library
‘Reading maketh a full man,’ is the voice of all the intelligent people. Today the world becomes a global village. Then we must improve our knowledge soon. We have to do more things with other countries.

As soon as we can use the library for reading and learning, we can learn many different languages and cultures from the books. It is important to us because we have to speak with other people and the library helps us for that. Many different reading materials are available in the library. We can borrow books and reading materials from the library. We can invent some things with the help of technology books. We can know about our country details, sports and other details from newspapers and magazines.

However, some people destroy the library books. They tear off and remove pages and scribble on the pages. We must protect the library like our eyes. We must protect our libraries for our future generation.

Dinali Weerasinghe (Grade 11)
T/ Sinhala C. C.


Marie Curie
Marie Curie was a scientist. She was born in Poland. She discovered chemical elements. They are Polonium and Radium. Her husband was Pierre Curie. They are known as the parents of Radium.
She was the first person to win a Nobel Prize twice. She was the first lady to win a Nobel Prize. She died when she was sixty-seven.

Jammy Fernando (Grade 3)
Model Primary School, Tangalle

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