My favourite author
My favourite author is Martin Wickremasinghe. He was born in Koggala.
His mother was Lianage Nonchihami and father was Don Bastian
He studied at Bonawista Vidyalaya in Galle. Later he became a
journalist and afterwards an author.
He wrote many novels and short stories such as Madol Doowa, the
trilogy consisting of Gamperaliya, Kaliyugaya, Yuganthaya. Viragaya and
Bavatharanaya are some of the best known novels. Bavatharanaya is a
novel which inspired the lifetime of Prince Siddhartha Gauthama. He died
An autobiography of a school clock
I am hung on the wall of a school office. I am not only ornamental
but useful to everybody. I am sure you would like to hear about my life
My birth place is Switzerland. A watch dealer brought me to India and
put me in his showcase. The headmaster of a high school bought me and
took me to his office. My active life began as soon as I reached the
I always show the correct time. My master did not find any fault in
me. He was quite pleased with my work. It was a pleasure for me to watch
the pupils and teachers running at my call of duty.
In all my years of service, I have witnessed many happy and unhappy
events in the school. I have never neglected my duty.
Now the time has come for me to retire. I am thankful to God who gave
me a long life of 40 years. I am happy that I have done my duty. I have
lived a long and useful life.
A balanced diet
Do you know what a balanced diet is? A diet which contains adequate
amounts of different components of food which required for the healthy
functioning of our body is called a balanced diet.
It contains the main components such as carbohydrate, protein, fat,
vitamin and mineral. Carbohydrate and fat give us energy. Proteins help
us to grow the worn-out tissues in our body. We need vitamins and
minerals to be free from diseases.
There are 13 types of vitamins and eight varieties of minerals. You
get six main varieties of vitamins and three main types of minerals.
Vitamins are A, B1, D, C, E and K. Iron, Zinc and Calcium are the
We need water to digest the food. Unhealthy food habits creates many
health problems. They are obesity and malnutrition. Obesity is caused by
eating too much of starchy, sugary and fatty foods. Insufficient intake
of nutrients especially carbohydrates and proteins causes malnutrition.
We should eat food according to the food pyramid. Eat a balanced diet
and enjoy a healthy life.
If I were a bird...
If I were a bird, I would enjoy the greatest freedom. I would fly to
all the nice places which attract people. I would maintain a light body
by obtaining the freshest fruits and grains. I would fly to the highest
places that others cannot reach. I would meet friends all over the
world. I would live in comfortable nests decorated by myself.
We are considered as the most innocent creatures in the animal world.
Most of us are herbivorous and some are carnivorous or omnivorous. I
face a lot of risks. For example, children hurt me with caterpults. Some
collect my feathers as a hobby. I sing songs during my leisure time.
I wish to protect all my relatives and my family with great
Saving the youth from drugs
The future of a country depends on the younger generation. But, in
the present society the drug menace has caught the youth. It has become
a burning problem today.
According to latest reports the number of addicts is increasing
daily. Most of the drug addicts are young. They move out of the shelter
of their parents seeking new friends. Associating bad friends may be the
reason for drug addiction.
Once a person gets addicted to drugs, it is not an easy task to get
rid of it. He becomes lethargic and abrupt and has no idea about where
he is and what he is doing. Drug addicts commit various crimes.
Many young people take drugs when they have problems. But, they do
not realise their harmful effects.
Preventing youth from taking drugs is everyone’s duty. The government
should take necessary action against the drug dealers. Parents also must
take care of their children.
I got off the bus at a lonely bus station. It was a dark cold night.
The whole place seemed gloomy to me. I felt very scared. I turned to the
other side to find my way but I realised that I had got off at the wrong
station. There were only a few buses. There were no people for help.
I thought of waiting till morning. I got in to a bus which was
parked. Unexpectedly, I saw a man lying on the back seat. “Please go
way,” he shouted. “I'm telling this for your own good. In a few minutes
I will be a werewolf. Then I would tear you into pieces. I can't help
it,” he said.
I told him that I could not understand what he said. I thought of
moving away but then I was too late. The moonlight fell on him and he
turned into a werewolf. I heard furious wolf growls. His claws cut deep
into my flesh. I ran along the road hurrying my steps.
I ran till he was out of my sight. I stood on the crooked narrow road
panting. Then someone grabbed my shoulders. I turned to see who it was.
The werewolf had followed me!
How I spent my last vacation
I went to Kandy with my family during the last vacation. We saw
beautiful sceneries on the way. We enjoyed this trip very much. We
visited the Dalada Maligawa on the first day. We offered flowers and
Dalada Maligawa is a sacred place. Many people visit and worship the
Sacred Tooth Relic. We visited the Peradeniya Botanical
Gardens on the second day. There were many varieties of flowers.
There was fresh air everywhere. We played football on the garden.
A friend in need is a friend indeed
Friendship is one of the most valuable gifts in life. We all like
friends. Finding a good friend is not an easy task. We have to associate
with good friends.
Good friends help us whenever we are in trouble. Good friends guide
us in the right direction. A friend in need is a friend in need.
Ebola is a serious disease for which no cure has been found. Ebola
virus cannot be seen with our naked eyes. The virus is similar to AIDS.
The symptoms of the disease are headache, muscle pain, throat pain, skin
rash and chest pain. It can indirectly deactivate the liver and kidney.
The Ebola virus was discovered in Sudan and Zaire in 1976. Many
people have died of Ebola. More than 1750 patients have been reported
from Western Africa, Nigeria and Liberia. Some countries are taking
steps to invent a vaccine to counteract the virus. However it will take
Friendship is a gift of God,
There is friendship all over the world,
It is a feeling,
That can be felt by everyone.
Friendship cannot be divided as,
Good or Bad,
Rich or poor,
Girl or boy.
The only thing which cannot be divided,
In this world is friendship,
Friendship really makes people live,
A true friendship will be forever.
Friendship is a like,
A golden coin,
Every living thing has an end,
But only a circle of friendship has no end.