Keeping pets Keeping pets is one of the most popular leisure time activities among people. It is a hobby that brings happiness and knowledge for people in many ways. Many children like to keep pets. Mostly cats, dogs and parrots are kept as pets because it is easy for them to find such animals and [...]

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Keeping pets

Keeping pets is one of the most popular leisure time activities among people. It is a hobby that brings happiness and knowledge for people in many ways.

Many children like to keep pets. Mostly cats, dogs and parrots are kept as pets because it is easy for them to find such animals and birds in their surroundings.

When keeping pets, one must have knowledge about the lifecycle of the particular animal or bird. However as students we must understand that all animals have equal rights to live in the environment because they are also a part of nature.


Sama Selvaraj (Grade 7)

G. M. M. V.

Saving for the future

Saving for the future is a very good habit. It is very useful for people. Today, some people earn a lot of money. But they do not save money for their future. Wise people save money for their future. Foolish people use money carelessly. They spend every penny they earn and they don’t want to think about their future.

Small children are encouraged by their parents to save money in a till. If we save money for our future, then we can use it when we get older. Then we don’t have to depend on others. If you save money today, you will be able to have a prosperous future.


Tharumuthu Jayasuriya (Grade 11)

Sujatha Vidyalaya, Colombo

The effect of insecticides on our food levels

Insecticides are a group of chemicals used to repel or kill insects that are harmful. Insecticides were used by man for a very long time. Earlier, it was natural – like ash, soap water or marigold. But with the development of synthetic insecticides, it is being used in great quantities.

Insecticides can harm in many ways. They harm non-target species including pollinators such as bees. Run-off chemicals can harm aquatic wildlife. It creates an imbalance of biodiversity and a huge harm to food production through the diminishing number of pollinators. Due to the uncontrolled use of insecticides, food may become limited and will lack variety which will cause a fight for nutrition and many may die due to starvation.

So it is best to use natural insecticides and use rationally to maintain a healthy balance in the natural world which will in turn lead to a better future.


Shilpa Amarakoon

(12 years) Musaeus College


Vesak is a religious festival. It is celebrated in
May every year. It is celebrated by Buddhists.
It shows three important events. They are the
Birth, Enlightenment and the Passing Away of
Lord Buddha.

We go to temple on that day. We make Vesak lanterns and we decorate our houses with colourful bulbs, flags, paper streamers and buckets. At night, we go to visit the Vesak lanterns and pandals. It is a very colourful festival celebrated in Sri Lanka.


Chamidu Pawantha (Grade 8)

Gungamuwa K.V.

My mother

My mother’s name is Nisansala. My mother is 38 years old. My mother is a housewife. My mother likes to eat chocolate. My mother likes to drink avocado juice. My mother’s hobby is reading books.

My mother loves me so much. I love my mother so much.

Thenu Karunarathna (Grade 1)

Sussex College, Kandy


Water is very important for mankind. The sources of water are rivers, the sea, lakes, ponds, wells etc. We use water for bathing, drinking, washing plates and dishes, for ships – in transportation, for agriculture etc.

We must not pollute water. Some people pollute water.
The ways of polluting water are by dumping garbage in the rivers, throwing rubbish in lakes, washing clothes and bathing animals in waterways etc.

We must protect water since we cannot live without it. So my message to you is please protect water, do not waste it.

Reema Ghazni (10 years)

Najaa Int. School, Mt. Lavinia


My name is Thisen. I am
11 years old. I have one sister and no brothers. My sister’s name is Chenuthi. I go to Ranabima Royal College, Kandy. I am in Grade Six. My sister’s school is Swarnamali Girls’ College, Kandy. She is in Grade Three.

My father’s name is Ravindra. My father works in the Health Department, Kandy. My mother’s name is Upendra. She works in the Lawyers’ Office Complex, Kandy. My teacher’s name is Miss Damayanthi. I live at SAARC Village, Ulapane. I go to school at
7 o’clock in the morning. I come back home at 2 o’clock in the afternoon.

My pet is a dog. It is brown in colour. Its name is Tommy.
My friend is Gimhan. I like to eat milkrice. I like to drink fruit juice. My favourite subject is English.
My favourite hobbies are collecting stamps and reading books.

Thisen Meddegoda

(10 years)

Ranabima Royal College,

Dalada Maligawa

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is situated in Kandy, Sri Lanka and is the most venerated Buddhist site in
Sri Lanka. The temple enshrines one of the Sacred Tooth Relics of the Buddha. It was brought to Sri Lanka from India by Princess Hemamala and Prince Dantha, hidden in the princess’s hair.

The Kandy Esala Perahera in August is conducted from the Dalada Maligawa every year.

Lasini Jayarathna (Grade 5)

Royal Int. School, Kegalle

My pet

I have a pet cat. Its name is Rosy. My cat is very cute. My cat is brown in colour. It plays with me. My cat likes to drink milk.
It follows me wherever I go.

I love my pet cat very much.

Senudi Vidanage (Grade 1)

Royal Int. School, Kegalle

My village

My village is Wennappuwa. My village is very big. There are many churches in our village.
There are many natural resources such as flowers, trees, ponds and animals. There are two government schools called St. Joseph’s and Holy Family. There are different lands and houses. There are many banks. There is a police station in our village. There are small shops such as ice-cream shops, bag shops, shoe shops too.

There are supermarkets like Keells and Cargills. There are many buildings. The big building is called Ceylinco Life. There is a beach also. There’s a clinic in my village. There are many salons in my village. There are many Catholics even Buddhists too. There are a few hotels. There are many pigeons too. There’s  a money exchange too.

The people are good. There is a river. There are small bookshops. In our village, there’s a big shop called Mary Stores. There are big farms and animal farms and even vegetable farms.

I like to live in my village.


Carol (Grade 5)

Jennings Int. College, Nainamadama 

Water Pollution

Water is one of the main resources that helps life exist in our planet. People use fresh water for their needs. Yet we end up polluting our very sources of life.

First of all, water pollution is the result of industrial and agricultural discharge of waters into rivers, lakes and seas. The main cause of water pollution is the discharge of large amounts of

oil and industrial wastes into natural water resources. This causes contamination of water. Around 70% of industrial waste is dumped into water.  So, 80% of water pollution is caused due to domestic sewerage. More than six billion pounds of garbage, mainly plastic, end up in the ocean every year.

Where there is water, there is life. Without water, there cannot be a living thing. Our Earth is the only known living planet. Water creates life supporting atmosphere.

So, every drop of water is precious. Water pollution is a great problem. It needs world cooperation to prevent water pollution. Water is God’s gift. So let us preserve and protect the valuable water which is another name for life.


Abdull Haadhi (13 years)

Matale Int. School

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