The national flag of Sri Lanka
Every country has a national flag. It is the identity of a country
and it symbolises the people in the country.
We, as Sri Lankans, always respect our national flag. It is also
called the Lion flag. We hoist the national flag when celebrating
various important occasions in the country.The yellow coloured lion
holding a sword with its right paw shows the sovereignty and nobleness
of the nation and the lion signifies heroism and strength. The orange
and green strips on the left represent Muslims and Tamils in the
The Bo leaves in the four corners signify the four Buddhist concepts
such as Metta, Muditha, Karuna and Upeksha.
Walking on a busy street
I am afraid I cannot look around, first I have to look ahead of me,
and not bounce into other people and knock them down. I have got to keep
walking only on the pavement but watch out for the loose tiles that I
might trip against and fall. If I like to see something in a shop
window, I have to stand on a side and gaze at it and not stand and
obstruct the other people’s way.
When crossing the road you must always do so at the Zebra crossing.
You must always be patient and wait for the traffic that is moving fast
and then look to the right, left and right again before crossing the
You must not answer the mobile phone or slow down to talk with
friends when crossing the road. We must not delay the drivers going
their way. If we all follow the road rules we will find a smooth flow of
the people and traffic and the policemen on duty will be so thankful to
us for being very thoughtful.
My leisure time activity
My favourite leisure time activity is reading books which is very
interesting. We can learn many things by reading. I like to read ancient
books written about kings and queens. My favourite queen is Vihara Maha
Devi. I like her because she is very brave and wise.
My favourite writer is Enid Blyton. The Naughtiest girl is a Monitor
is the best book I have read. I like to read books on science and do
Reading books improves your knowledge and it is very useful for our
Little cottage in the wood,
Little man stood at the window,
He saw a rabbit running
By knocking at the door.
Help me! help me! help me, he cried,
Here’s the huntsman shoots him dead,
Come little rabbit come with me,
Happy we shall be.
The importance of Dhamma education
There are two ways of giving Dhamma education in our country. One is
to teach the religion at Sunday schools. The second is to teach it in
schools. The first system is very useful and effective than the second,
because the time allocated for this is comparatively higher than the
It is obvious that students learn many subjects in schools but mainly
good customs and values are taught at Sunday schools. When children
learn in a religious atmosphere the serenity of such places makes them
disciplined. Children who receive Dhamma school education can shoulder
responsibilities and follow the Five Precepts.
They will set an example to others. They will have good habits and
humane qualities. Dhamma school education will always direct you on the
correct path in society and it will certainly lay the foundation to
build a righteous society.
Therefore, all the Buddhist children must go to Sunday schools and
learn the religion well.
My birthday party
I am Naja Sifak Ahamed. My birthday falls on January 25. I was very
happy on my last birthday. My mother prepared tasty food items for me. I
enjoyed them with my little brother and sister.
In the evening my friends and classmates wished me. They presented me
toys. I served them cake, biscuits, fruit and ice cream. I took some
photographs with my family and my friends on that day. We had fine music
and games. At 6.30 p.m. they all left wishing me once again, many happy
returns of the day.
A Korean story
At 6.30 p.m. there is a Korean story on television. I watch it every
day. It is Isiwara Vedaduru. We, can learn how to be a Vedaduru (medical
practitioner) by watching it.
In this story there is a straightforward man. He is called Pake Qvan
He helps people having breathing problems. There are two girls called
Chioyo Qvan Yo and Chioyo.
They were born on the same day. Chioyo is a nurse and Qvan Yo is a
horse doctor. Chioyo used to take medicinal soup for poor people.
They help the matron and the chief doctor. When the king of the
country fainted Chiyo and Qvan Yo get together and work. He thanked them
for their great service. Chioyo has another friend called Sonha. They
help people who are ill.They help each other. They use acupuncture and
blades to remove pimples from the face.
They use Chio Osu and Osu for curing poor people's headaches.
Hakgala botanical garden
The Hakgala botanical garden is one of the three botanical gardens in
Sri Lanka. It is the second largest garden in Sri Lanka. The garden is
contiguous to Hakgala botanical nature reserve. Hakgala is a thick
forest and Hakgala mountain is located above the Hakgala botanical
From December to February the entire area including the Hakgala
mountain and Hakgala garden are covered by the mist.
Several types of roses and many other beautiful flowers can be seen
in the Hakgala park. Foreigners come to Sri Lanka to visit the Hakgala
botanical garden. It is a very colourful and a beautiful park in Sri
The cheetah is not a domestic animal. It lives in the jungle. It is
an endangered animal. We can see it in the zoo. Its colours are brown,
black and yellow.
Some of them have black dots all over the body, just like leopards.
It is the fastest animal in the world.
The cheetah is my favourite animal.