Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader of India. He was born in Porbandar, India on October 2, 1869. His father’s name was Karamchand Gandhi. After passing matriculation, he went to England to study Law and became a barrister. Kasturba Gandhi was his wife. He played an important role in the freedom struggle of [...]

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Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader of India. He was born in Porbandar, India on October 2, 1869. His father’s name was Karamchand Gandhi.
After passing matriculation, he went to England to study Law and became a barrister. Kasturba Gandhi was his wife.
He played an important role in the freedom struggle of India. He followed the path of non-violence. He always spoke the truth. He believed in one God for all religions. He held prayers at Birla House and the Harijan colony. He favoured the upliftment of poor people. He worked for the progress of the villages. He wanted to establish Ram Rajya in India. He was against casteism.
He was shot dead on January 30, 1948. Mahatma Gandhi was also known as Bapu.

Nesanda Dhamneth
(11 years)

I am a pencil
I was born in a big factory in China.
My body is thin and tall. My head is painted.
One day I was packed and sent to Sri Lanka by ship. When I was in the shop I had nothing to do.
I missed my friends a lot.

One day a child came and bought me. He took me home and I knew he liked me. The next day he took me to his school. He showed me to his friends. I helped him to write and draw.
He looked after me very well. I loved my life.
After a week he didn’t care for me. He started biting me. It hurt me a lot. He cut me very badly. I became shorter day by day. I know that I will die soon. I am very sad.

Senuka Nagodavithana (Grade 5)
S. Thomas’ Preparatory School

My name is
Wethuli. I am a girl.
I am eight years old.
I live in Rajagiriya.
My mother’s name is Chandima. My father’s name is Wasantha.
I like to eat rice and curry. I like to drink orange juice. My favourite subject is ENV. I like to be a teacher. I love myself very much.

Wethuli Wijesekara (8 years)
Vidura College

The clouds
The clouds
will suck water
When we put
clothes to dry
The clouds will
drain out water
When their tummies get full

They can make funny shapes
Like dinosaurs, witches and dragons
They amuse and make me laugh
When they change their shape

I like to shake hands with the clouds
But do they have hands?
It’s lucky for birds and kites
For they can feel them and say hello

Saumya Pandithakoralege (Grade 7)
St. Bridget’s Convent

My favourite animal
My favourite animal is the horse. Horses can run very fast. I like to ride on a horse in a race.
One day I went to Nuwara Eliya. I went with my sister. She rode a horse that went slowly. After that my sister got down. Then a person came and he rode the horse very fast.
I also would like to go in a horse race but I’m too scared. I saw some people practicing running a race. When I was riding with my sister my father came with us. He took pictures of us. I love my horse.

D. R. Sharukesh (8 years)
Readway Int. School

My country
My country is Sri Lanka. It is an island. It is in the Indian Ocean.
It is called the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’. Sri Lanka is famous for tea, rubber and coconut. There are beautiful rivers, mountains, waterfalls and forests in my country.
I am proud to be a Sri Lankan.

Methumli Ruwanpathirana
(8 years)
Methodist College, Colombo 3

For the love of nature
Nature is the most precious gift given to us. The natural environment is the things around us. It is our duty to save nature and look after it but unfortunately man is destroying it. Trees are very useful. Both man and animals cannot live without them. Man also pollutes the air with poisonous gases issued through the chimneys of large factories. It is not good for the atmosphere. Trees make the environment beautiful. The earth has become a cool, bright and beautiful place because of trees. Trees also stop soil erosion. Trees provide food, medicine, timber and shelter. Trees save us from the scorching rays of the sun. We get the most needed rain because of trees.
We should grow more trees. We should keep our gardens clean. Most people have not realized the value of a tree. If a tree is cut down we must grow another tree. If we protect nature, then nature will protect us. So we must love nature and protect our environment.

Hasanga De Silva (14 years)
St. Paul’s Girls’ School, Milagiriya

A ball speaks…
I am just a little ball
I am green in colour
My friend is a brown bat
Even though he hits me so hard
It doesn’t hurt me…
But it’s just fun always
I like it very much…
When he gives me a big shot
I run far away and hide
After meeting,
We are the best of friends again.

Seth Fernando (Grade 1)
St. Thomas’ Catholic Int. College, Seeduwa

My favourite actor
There are many actors in the world. They could be in various countries. My favourite actor is Colin Morgan. He is a Hollywood young actor. He lives in Wales, England. He is 30 years old.
His birthday is on January 1.
His family consists of his parents, his brother and himself.
He is a world famous actor. He acts as ‘Merlin’. Other than Merlin he acted as a mad person in ‘Doctor Who’ films and as the main character in ‘Complete Recovery.’
We can take many good examples from his films and that is the reason to choose him as my favourite actor.

Mihashi Ranasinghe (Grade 9)
Ave Maria Convent, Negombo

My school
My school is Vishaka Girls’ College.
It is a very popular school in Kuliyapitiya. Our school has won the First Place in Grade Five Scholarship results in percentage. We have a lot of extra activities such as English Days, sports meets, Pirith ceremonies,
alms-givings and concerts. All our parents help us to do these activities.

Madam Rupika Sathkumara is the principal of our school. She is the guiding star. My class teacher is
Madam Sriyani. She is very kind to us. My English teacher is Madam Yasodara.
I am sure my school will become one of the greatest schools in our country.
I love my school very much.

Savinya Rangama (Grade 2)
Vishaka Girls’ College, Kuliyapitiya

My sister
In my family I have only one younger sister. Her name is Pamudi Bimansa Weerasiri. She is five years old. She does not go to any school. She is very talkative. She always likes to play with me. She loves my grandmother a lot because she tells her a lot of stories. Sometimes she acts like a school teacher and takes some of my school books and tries to teach me. I love my little sister very much.

Chathuni Weerasiri
(Grade 3)
Sripali, Horana

I went to Mawanella to see a parrot. The parrot is very small. I like that parrot. That parrot can fly a little. I can catch the parrot. The parrot is not eating. The parrot is green in colour.
The parrot lives in a cage. All the children like parrots. The parrot likes mango. The parrot can’t eat all the fruits.

Ihsan Inayathullah (Grade 2)
JMC School, Kandy

My favourite hobby
Everyone has a hobby to do in his or her leisure time. Hobbies can be done alone or with some friends. Some common hobbies are reading books, collecting feathers, collecting stamps and riding a bicycle. There are many other hobbies which everyone prefers.
My favourite hobby is reading books. I also do gardening, walking in my garden and playing with my pets. I read books every time I get a short free period. I usually read storybooks or comics but I also read magazines, biographies and books related to education. I don’t only like books because it is fun but it also helps me to become a Veterinary Surgeon, my ambition.
I like my hobbies very much.

Lihini Wijesekara (Grade 7)
Lyceum Int. School, Wattala

Trip to Anuradhapura
On Sunday morning, we decided to go on a trip to Anuradhapura in our father’s car. We packed our food, clothes and other necessary things. When we were going, we passed so many cities and towns. We soon overcame all the obstacles and there were four ways to reach Anuradhapura. At last we went to Anuradhapura. This place is a Buddhist place and it is situated in the north central part of our country. It is a tourism place.

In Anuradhapura, forests, temples, lakes and reservoirs are located. Books were written about Anuradhapura. First we went to see the lakes in Anuradhapura. We went to see the Abaya Wewa and we took photographs of it. Many tourists came to see the Abaya Wewa. Secondly we went to see reservoirs in Anuradhapura and thirdly we went to see the Jetawanaramaya, Thuparamaya and Ruwanweliseya. We took photographs and we worshipped.

We learnt about our great, ancient kings and what they have done for the betterment of this country, about tanks in the city, reservoirs in the city. And we were proud of our country because our kings had ruled intelligently.
We ate our meals and returned to our home by our father’s car very happily. I am proud to live in this country.
Chamara Hemal
Nakano College, Bandaragama

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