Winner: My Trip to Kandy
We went to Kandy during the April holidays. We saw Uthuwankanda and
Bible Rock on our way. We stopped to have a snack and drinks and reached
Kandy at around 10 a.m. First we went to Dalada Maligawa and offered
flowers. Next we went to Gannoruwa and saw the plants. After that we had
lunch near the lake. Then we went to Pinnawala and saw many elephants.
Baby elephants were being fed milk from bottles. They were very cute. We
returned home at around 7 p.m. I enjoyed the trip very much.
Winner: My class teacher
My class teacher is Mr. Dias. He lives in Panapitiya. He commutes by
motorbike. He teaches Maths. He is a religious and punctual man. He can
teach Maths in a simple manner. He is kind to us. He is a patient
person. He treats us like his own children. I like my class teacher very
Electricity is an important source of energy. It is important because
it powers houses, buildings, cars etc. Electricity is produced by power
plants and turbines. If there is no electricity it would be very hard
for us to live. But electricity also has its disadvantages. When power
plants and turbines generate electricity, it pollutes the environment
and nature and the wildlife is destroyed. Vehicles also pollute the
environment and the scientists have invented electric cars that run on
electricity and do not pollute the environment. Electricity has both
advantages and disadvantages and we should use electricity in a way that
does not harm the environment.
Winner: Coral Bleaching
Corals grow as polyps in the sea. Tiny algae live on the tissues of
corals and give the polyps beautiful colours. Clusters of polyps growing
together is called corals. When the ocean becomes too warm the algae
gets removed and the coral loses its colour. This is called coral
bleaching. If the ocean is too warm for a long period of time the corals
will die. I like looking at pictures of corals and coral reefs. The
largest and most beautiful coral reef in the world is called the Great
Winner: Disaster Management
Every year there is at least one developing country which suffers
major losses due to natural disasters. Disasters such as earthquakes,
floods and landslides affect lives and crops. This is partly due to the
fact that many countries do not have adequate disaster management
Disaster management systems do not mean only the use of modern
technology to detect seismic waves or tomorrow’s weather. It also means
educating people to be acutely aware of their environment and disaster
prone areas nearby. This includes teaching the general population to
detect sudden changes in the environment, what measures to take when
faced with an impending disaster and basic first aid.
There are many methods that can be followed when teaching people
about disaster management such as lectures, practice sessions, books and
the internet. It is important to remember that the actual situation may
vary from the practice sessions. Disaster management is very important
especially in Sri Lanka because global warming is a major cause of
natural disasters. It is up to us to ensure disasters from causing long
My school is Royal International School. There are five branches of
our school and my school is in Nugegoda. The founder of our school is
G.T. Bandara. He is also the Chairman and Managing Director of Royal
Institute Group of Schools. My school has been providing education to
thousands of students for more than 40 years and helps us succeed in our
lives. The Principal is Mrs. Hajri and the Vice Principal is Mrs.
Chamila Wijesekara. The Headmaster is Mr. Ananda Baranage.
The school conducts classes from nursery up to a degree from the
University of London. There are co-curricular activities from Grade 1 to
7. There are also sports activities such as badminton, swimming,
basketball, netball and yoga. There are associations such as the
Butterflies, Little Friends, Girl Guides and Cub Scouts. The sports
complex is at Wijerama. On sports days we go there in our school bus. We
have a computer lab, a science lab and a good library. We have a nice
school song which we sing at assemblies. We all love our school very
much. Therefore, we work hard to bring credit to our school.
Poson Poya is in the month of June. This Poya is important to
Buddhists in Sri Lanka. Enlightened Mihindu came to Sri Lanka with five
other monks and a layman. They met King Devanampiyatissa at the
Mihintale rock in Anuradhapura. Mihindu was the son of King Asoka of
India. He brought Buddhism to our country.
King Devanampiyatissa was hunting in the forests at Mihintale to kill
deer. Arahath Mahindu asked the king a few questions. The king replied
with the correct answers. Arahath Mahinda realised that the King was
intelligent. Then Mahindu delivered a simple sermon and the king became
a Buddhist. After that many people in Sri Lanka became Buddhists and our
country got a new culture.
My sister's name is Sathini Suwisha Ranasinghe. She is
four-years-old. She likes fried rice and soft drinks. She was born on
22nd February 2012. She likes to dance and she can sing well. She
attends the Montessori. She can ride a bicycle. She does her home work
well. Her ambition is to be a teacher.
Before the invention of print and electronic media, people had to
remember everything as there was no method of recording events in their
day-to-day lives. They would pass on stories and other important
information orally from one generation to another. Folk tales are a part
of such an oral tradition.
Some folk tales help to develop moral qualities in people. Stories of
Andare and Mahadenamutta are very popular even now. As folk tales are a
part of a traditional form of literature it is our duty to preserve it
for younger generations.
Horton Plains is one of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka. It is
like a silent, beautiful, fascinating wonderland. This national park is
situated in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is a protected area of
the central highlands. It is spread across 3100 hectares. This world
famous national park is covered by mountain grass lands, cloud forests
and important bird species which are endemic to Sri Lanka. There are
lots of beautiful flowers like Maharathmal and Binara. I like to visit