The Eiffel Tower
The moment you hear the word ‘Paris’ your mind revolves around one
object – the ‘Eiffel Tower’. At least that’s what it does for me.
I always wanted to visit the Eiffel Tower, a structure of
magnificence. It was erected in 1889 and artistically designed by
Gustave Eiffel. It was named after him.
The tower is the tallest structure in Paris, and is a well-known
landmark in France. It is also the most visited monument in the world.
The tower has three levels for the public. The third level is the
observatory, which is in the upper platform 279.11m high.
In the morning, the tower shines at the top of a long beautiful
garden. The long overgrown trees dominate the lovely greenery beneath,
which makes it look like a painted picture.
There are many restaurants and cafes under the tower. The tower
itself has two restaurants. Eating there is a dream come true. The Le
Jules Verne is a gastronomical restaurant on the second floor, with a
Paris is known for fashion and glamour but the most striking is the
exquisite tower at night. When the tower is lit up, the tower looks like
a Christmas tree. The iron lattice glows, embellishes and looks
fabulous. The garden lights too give the feeling of living in an
Let’s take care of text books
Children, we are the foundation of the future generation. We should
build a good future. So we should study well. We use various materials
for our education, specially books.
There are various kinds of books from which we study. Among them are
text books, exercise books, papers, story books and magazines.
Text books are the most important materials for our education. These
are provided by the Government. We obtain these books free. They are
valuable for us. The Government spends a lot of money for this. They
want to develop our education.
Today students do not value the text books. They don’t use them
carefully. They draw pictures in the books and tear their pages. Some
children destroy them. Others leave their text books under the desks in
school. It is a bad habit.
They deprive themselves of an education.
They have various other goals. Education isn’t their main ambition.
They don’t love the text books. Unfortunately, they can’t understand
their value and behave foolishly.
Some students however know the importance of text books. They use
them very carefully. They love them and take care of the books. They
paste stickers and cover them with polythene. They look after them like
their eyes. They think, “Books are their eyes”. They respect and worship
books. They use books and keep them neatly. They protect the text books
and show gratitude.
We should read text books frequently because we can develop our
knowledge step by step. I use text books carefully. We can’t learn
without text books. We can study many difficult lessons from the books.
We should protect them for our future generation.
A bicycle speaks
I am a mountain bicycle. I am blue. I am made of iron and rubber. I
was made in a big factory in Japan. I have many brothers and sisters. I
am pretty because of my colour.
One day a person put me and my brothers and sisters into a large box
and sent us to Sri Lanka. After we landed in Sri Lanka we were taken to
a bicycle shop in Negombo by lorry.
I was there for a couple of weeks. One day a girl came with her
parents. She went around the shop and finally stopped near me. She
bought me and I was taken to her home. Her home garden was beautiful. I
was taken in a car and was kept at the backyard.
My owner is Mihashi. I am happy now because she takes care of me. She
rides me to church and the park. In the evening she rides me in her
garden. As she rides me she keeps herself healthy. My owner loves me and
I love her too.
Saradiel of Uthuwan Kanda
have read many interesting stories about our national heroes. The name
“Saradiel” is synonymous with our history, but he is not considered a
His name is important in Sri Lankan history because of his dedication
to the poor people and fairness which he tried to achieve. That’s why
his name is spoken of with Robin Hood who was also helping the poor.
When you travel from Colombo to Kandy just as you pass Kegalle town
you can see a picturesque mountain decorated with a rock in the city of
It is known as ‘Uthuwan Kanda’. The British named it as ‘Castle
Rock.’ Eventhough Saradiel is dead, Uthuwan Kanda is still there to
remind us of Saradiel.
Adasi Appu and Pichohami’s eldest son was Saradiel. He was born in on
March 25, 1820.
As other parents Adasi Appu and Pichohami also had high expectations
about their son. They tried to send him to different teachers, but all
were in vain and Saradiel’s name was added to Sri Lankan history as a
robber and a gangster. Historians who studied Saradiel’s background have
said the gap which existed between the poor and the rich was the cause
of Saradiel’s action.
Later on, Saradiel and his friend Mammale was added to Sri Lankan
history as the people responsible for the first officer’s death.
In 1864 March 21, police officer Sabahan was killed in an attack when
they tried to arrest Saradiel and his friend Mammale.
On May 7, 1864 Saradiel and his friend Mammale were hanged by the
order of a High Court judge.
Now this picturesque land is protected and decorated as Saradiel
village by philanthropist Dr. Ariyasena Gamage. It is preserved for
What children like to do
There are so many children in the world. They like to do many things.
Some children like playing outdoor games, some like playing indoor
games, some prefer to watch television and play video games. Some of
these things are good and some are bad in some ways.
Children who like to play outdoor games develop their physical and
mental health. They become active and strong by playing games such as
volleyball, netball, basketball and football. They can do various tasks
successfully. They can work in a group and make friends.
Some children like to play indoor games such as chess and carrom.
These games improve the mental health and the memory of children. Those
who play these games get high marks for Mathematics.
Watching television and playing video games are the most popular
activities that children nowadays like to do. But they are harmful for
children in many ways.
They cause mental illness. We have to choose good things to do in our
My heart is filled up with gold,
And also filled up with bold.
No one can defeat me,
Because I am a busy bee.
My heart is filled up with gold,
And it never becomes old.
My confidence and memories will neverend,
Until my heart goes down.
My heart is filled up with gold,
And if your heart is also filled up with gold,
You will never lose your confidence and memory,
At anytime by anyone.
My name is A.S. Isini Lakeesha. I am seven years old. I am a good and
I have one brother. I attend Vijitha Central College. I am in grade
two. My class teacher's name is Shiromala. My mother is a teacher and my
father is a clerk.