The internet and its uses
Today the internet is widely used for gathering information. It is
also used for writing emails and blogs. It is like a library and it is
used through a computer network.We can get information on various
different subjects and fields.The information travels via telephone
wires. It is not very expensive when it's used for a short period of
time. We can create our own websites, email ID and even chat with people
using messengers. It is very helpful to keep in touch with friends and
family and also make new friends. However, we must not communicate with
strangers and give our names, addresses and telephone numbers to them.
We must be careful as children and always be selective of the
information we access. It is a very useful means of communication today
and we need it for educational purposes too.
My cousin brother
My cousin brother's name is Pethum Thilina. He is eleven years old.
He lives in Veyangoda. He studies at Ananda Vidyalaya, Colombo.He is a
loving, caring and interesting boy. He is clever too. Pethum is fond of
Spider-man. His hobby is collecting stamps and his favourite food is
cake. He loves apples too.Pethum has two sisters. His mother loves him a
lot. I too love my little cousin very much and he too loves me. He wants
to be a doctor when he grows up and I wish him a very happy and
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We can live peacefully!
is a war taking place in our motherland today because some Tamil
terrorists are fighting for a separate state. Our country can't progress
because the government has to spend millions of rupees on this war; to
buy weapons, upkeep the forces, repair damaged buildings and feed the
war refugees. Many people die everyday due to this war.
There are Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims living in my neighbourhood.
They are Buddhists, Christians and Hindus by faith. I'm a Buddhist, but
during Vesak my Christian and Hindu friends help me to make Vesak
lanterns and decorate my house. They also light Vesak lanterns in their
gardens and homes. We go together to see the pandals and illuminations.
We also visit the dansalas and share their food. When Christmas comes. I
help my Christian friends to decorate the Christmas tree and their
houses. They generally invite my other friends and me for their
Christmas lunch and dinner. For Deepavali, the Tamils in our lane send
us Pongal rice and other sweet-meats. We also make sweets for Deepavali.
During Ramazan, the Muslims in our lane send us buriyani and watalappan.
We also make them at home. For the Sinhala and Tamil New Year we send
milk rice, kavum, kokis and other sweets to the others.
We all live peacefully like one family not only for one special day
but everyday. In the weekends we play together. We participate in all
the social activities in our neighbourhood like New Year and Christmas,
get-togethers, alms-givings, funerals and birthday parties. We have no
differences. We set a good example to everybody by living in harmony.
In developed countries, there are no differences among those people.
They celebrate all the special festivals without making any differences.
We too must follow those countries, then there will be no war. Then our
country will also develop. I hope people will learn to live together in
My dream of a chocolate world
Mmm!! Chocolates are so sweet and yummy!!! There are different kinds
of chocolates such as dark chocolate, milk chocolate, fudge, creamy
caramel filled chocolate and so on.
I got a big box of chocolates once. It was so lovely. I love
chocolates so much that I am always dreaming about a world made of
chocolates. The trees in my imaginary chocolate world would have trunks
made of frozen chocolate, leaves made of rice crispies and boiled sweet
fruits. Chocolate would flow in the rivers and the flowers would be made
of lollipops. I feel they'll be very delicious. The snow over the
mountains would be crisp chocolate, mountains would be vanilla ice
cream. Oh! and the small branches of sweet trees would be made of
chewing gum. I hope that one day my chocolate world will become a
Two things I enjoy most
I love life. I love to live because everything that life gives us is
a source of joy. We should know to enjoy this valuable life given to
us.When it comes to our day-to-day life, I enjoy drinking an iced faluda
with ice cream on top and small pieces of fruits, nuts, and jelly mixed
with it. What fun it is! When we drink it through a straw, the cool
sweet syrup that moves down our throat gives a sweet, cool sensation.
The mouth becomes like an air conditioned room and the teeth become
frozen. I relish it! Another thing I enjoy very much is riding a bicycle
down a hill, with my feet off the pedals. I feel as if I am flying in
the air then. I can fly like a bird. I move at high speed like a bullet
and the winding roads give me the thrill of moving like a snake. When I
reach the levelled ground, I feel so disappointed. I hate such a sudden
fall, but in general it's a wonderful experience. There are many more
things to enjoy in life.
My beautiful village
few miles away from the busy Nivithigala town, thereís a small village
with many picturesque scenes. When one enters this village, thereís no
doubt that he or she would feel as if he/she is entering a very serene,
virgin land, not exposed to the outer world. This wonderful place is my
village, Sidurupitiya, bordered by Halkandaliya and Kolombogama on two
sides and by a river starting from a small hill top, on the rest of the
There are tea and rubber estates, gem mines and paddy fields in my
village. These paddy fields cover a vast area of the village. In
addition to the tea and rubber plantations there are coconut and
plantain groves too. There are houses ranging from small wattle and daub
ones to houses made out of cement and bricks. There are a few shops
situated in the middle of the village. The village temple is situated at
the far end of the village.In the early hours of the morning, the
village is very calm and quiet. Thereís no noise except for the singing
of a bird. But as the day progresses, the village gets filled with so
many different sounds. But unlike in the cities most of these sounds are
pleasant to the ear such as the chirping of birds, humming of bees, and
the rustling of bamboo leaves.
People in our village live in peace and harmony. They are very
friendly and help each other in times of need without hesitating.Gem
mining is the main occupation of many people in my village. There are
both poor and rich people in the village. Though some people are
economically poor, all the villagers are very rich; they have good
morals, and principles.
Value of information technology
In the 21st century, Information Technology (IT) is doing a great
service to mankind. We can easily say today that without information
technology there is no future. Information technology helps people to a
When we hear the word information technology, we associate it at once
with computers, mobile phones and the Internet. Today the world is
connected and is marching forward because of them. But, in the past, we
didnít have these facilities. If we wanted to talk with our relatives
who were living far away from us we had to travel or write letters. It
took several hours or days to reach some of these places. Therefore we
faced a lot of inconveniences; wasted valuable time and spending more
money. However, today the invention of computers, telephones, e-mail
facilities and hi-speed modes of transport has brought the world closer
than in the past. As a result of this we can develop our contacts and
relationships with foreign countries. In the past, if we wanted to go
abroad, we had to travel by means of a boat or a ship for several days
spending lots of money. Even to have discussions about political and
economic issues we had to travel but nowadays, a person can talk or
exchange his/her views through the internet by sending e-mails on line,
having tele-conferences and so on as if the person is present before
Along with all the advantages, there are some disadvantages too that
we have to accept. Many children are exposed to wrong and harmful
information via the internet. We can get both good or bad information
through this facility and no one is responsible for the information
which is available in the internet. Most students also have mobile
phones today. They give children an opportunity to maintain links with
unsuitable people sometimes. So, it is our duty to select what is good
for us and get the maximum benefit out of Information Technology without
My motherís name is Malkanthi Sherine Opatha Kadupitiyage. She likes
to eat Indian food but she does not eat meat. Her favourite fruit is
papaya. She likes to drink lime juice. She dislikes tea and coffee.
My mother likes to watch old Sinhalese and English movies.
She teach Christianity to children in the church.
I love my mother, and she loves me too.
I have a dream
It is peace
The soldiers of today
Bring it at ease
For our tomorrow
They dedicate their lives
Their hearts and bodies are very powerful
And they make our lives beautiful
They can face the challenge and win one day
God bless them all
Is my heartiest wish.
I am a little pencil made out of wood
The masters who use me are not so good
They sharpen me until the sharpener is tired
And it gives me a feeling as if I am being fired
When they think, they chew my end
And when I am broken they donít even care to mend
They sharpen me and when I am small
They forget the memories with me when I was tall.
Then they throw me
Into the dustbin, you see
The life of a pencil is this!