The chilling cycle ride
It was a bright sunny day. One of my friends invited me to join him
for a bicycle ride. Unfortunately, I did not have one and I had to ask
my brother to lend his cycle to me. He said he cannot lend it. I was
annoyed with him and I took his cycle when he was away from home.
I hurried to meet my friend. We cycled on the land and approached a
steep mountain. We decided to cycle on it. It was amazing for a while,
but when I realised the brakes were not working I shrieked with fear. I
then fell and hit a building. When I opened my eyes I was on a hospital
My brother was next to me. He said that he did not lend his cycle
because it was to be repaired. It was my fault for disobeying him.
The country I wish to visit
My dream is to visit the United States of America one day. I would
like to visit New York, California and Washington because there are many
interesting things to see. The capital is Washington DC. The President
of USA is Barak Obama. The currency used is the US dollar.
There are famous places such as the Pentagon, The Statue of Liberty
and the Golden Gate Bridge. I would like to visit Disneyland, Hollywood
and the Zoo in San Diego.
The American people are friendly and fun-loving. It is made up of
many nationalities. I hope to meet children of different nationalities
and learn about their culture.
Let’s educate street children
Day by day, the number of street children seems to be increasing in
Sri Lanka as well as in other countries. We see street children roaming
the streets. These children end up on the street due to many reasons
such as poverty and loss of parents.
Many villagers do not know to read and write. They think that their
children should work in farms or cultivate paddy like them. We should
visit such schools and help educate village children.
The Government should take steps to build schools for street children
and educate them. If this happens, I think the number of street children
will reduce. We can even improve the knowledge of these street children
by fulfilling their needs. It is our duty to educate street children and
help them. We must think all people are equal irrespective of their
class and breed.
Our motherland is a developing country. The fact which makes our
country stagnate is due to poverty and the increase in the number of
The world is in our hands. All of us are the future angels of our
motherland. Let us protect street children and help them as they are the
citizens of our motherland. By this we can make our country and other
countries prosperous states.
Importance of English
English is the most widely spoken language is the world. It is
estimated that about two billion people in the world use English to
communicate. English is based on a simple 26 letter alphabet.
English is spoken as the first language by about 400 million people
around the world. It is the official language of many countries. It is
also the language of science, aviation, computer, diplomacy and tourism.
It is the language of the Internet.
It is the dominant business language. Its importance in the global
market cannot be measured. Learning English can change your life.
It is the language of the media industry. Therefore, by learning
English you could access a great wealth of information and have a
greater cultural understanding.
Learning English is useful, as it gives you a lot of mental
satisfaction as well.
Although, learning English can be challenging and time-consuming, it
creates many opportunities.
My trip to Japan
During the April vacation, I went to Japan with my family and my
grandparents. We left for the Katunayake Airport at 11.30 p.m. on April
12, and left for Japan on SriLankan Airlines. It took about eight hours
to reach the Narita Airport. My uncle was there to welcome us.
The next day, we went to see Mount Fuji. It is a snow-capped mountain
and a beautiful sight. We saw Sakura flowers on the way. We visited
Tokyo Disneyland. I enjoyed the boat ride in the ‘Splash Mountain’, the
most. We saw many dramas such as the ‘Sleeping beauty’ and ‘Pirates of
We felt sad when we visited the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial
hall which was set up in August 2002 for victims of the atomic bomb. It
is an expression of Japan’s desire for genuine and lasting peace. This
hall shows the tragedy to people around the world. It will ensure that
the future generation will learn from experience. Names and photographs
of the A-bomb victms and A-bomb memoirs are there. We learnt a lot of
My trip to Japan was a good experience and we returned home on April
27, with pleasant memories of Japan.
Gandhi was called Mahathma because of his integrity and non-violent
principles. Mahathma means ‘Great Soul.'
Gandhi started his career as a lawyer not in India but in South
Africa. He firmly believed that violence should not be encouraged.
He held regular fasts as a protest against violence in the
Independence struggle. Gandhi continued to protest and was arrested on
Gandhi's message of non-violence, home rule for India and welfare for
all people irrespective of caste or religion was advocated for restoring
India's glory in the modern world.
In 1948, Gandhi was shot dead by a Hindu fanatic, Nathuram Godse. His
last words were "Don't harm that man." Gandhi should be appreciated and
should never be forgotten.
Importance of trees
Today we are living in an era of Science and Technology. Technology
has made our lives easier and comfortable. Science alone cannot
determine everything as we are bound by the laws of nature. In this
aspect trees play a vital role.
Rain is necessary to produce crops. There is no grain without rain.
Only rain can help the ‘Green Revolution.’ That is the reason why
central governments insists on ‘A house- A tree’ policy.
Trees give us food, medicine, oxygen and cosmetics. Trees also give
us firewood and coal. The air that we breathe is known as Praana vayu.
Praana means life. Here trees give us life.
It was a Sunday and I went to the Dhamma School. As soon as I went, I
tried to locate my best friend Dayani.She was not to be seen at the
Bomaluwa, Banamaduwa or in the shrine room. I went to the Bomaluwa
again, to look for her. Seetha akka was sad and came running towards me.
‘Do you know Amasha? Dayani died in an accident last evening, she
said.'I was shocked at the sad news. I could not believe it and I cried
The value of education
It is through education that we learn about the world, society,
religion and environment. A good education helps us to secure good jobs.
Reading helps us to widen our knowledge. So let us all educate
My sister's name is Dulakshi Umesha. She is 15-years-old. She studies
at the Royal International School in Kegalle. Her favourite colour is
blue and her favourite subject is Science.She helps me whenever I have a
doubt in my Science lessons. We play badminton, cricket and chess
together. Sometimes we fight but I love my sister very much.