Skip to content

My Village Essay In Sri Lanka

Kids Essays


A letter to a dear teacher

My dear Nishanthi Teacher,
(Year 4A, Horizon College)
I kindly inform you that I have
left to a new school in Colombo.
Since everything happened during the December holidays, I couldn’t inform you or say goodbye. I wanted to tell you that I won a book from the book competition in the Funday Times for the second time. It is an interesting book named ‘MilkRice’.
When I got to know about changing my first school, I felt very sad to leave you, my friends, and my dear teachers. All of you were very nice to me. The teachers taught me so very well and made me strong to face challenges. I still hear your voices calling me. I am thankful to all the teachers at Horizon College and wish it to be one of the best schools in future.
Zahira College, Colombo too is a good school. The teachers here too are very good and kind. My new class teacher is Mrs. Preena Mafoosa. She too is kind as you.
I miss my friends at Horizon College. Please convey my regards to them. Ask them to study well. I have some good friends here too. I shall come to see all of you soon.
God Bless You!
Your obedient student Areeb

Areeb Rafique (8 years)
Zahira College

My best friend

My best friend is Senula Peiris. He is 10 years old. He lives in Dehiwala. He studies at D. S. Senanayake College. My best friend’s hobby is reading storybooks. Senula likes to eat sandwiches. He likes to drink lime juice. He is very friendly with me. I love my friend very much.

Dilash Kumaranayake (10 years)
D. S. Senanayake College

My teacher
My teacher’s name is
Ms. Kokila Balasinghe.
Her class is 3G. My teacher is very nice to the class. She reads us stories.
She teaches us how to do things.
I like my teacher.

Isini Jayaweera Gamage
(7 years)
Musaeus College

My mother

My mother’s name is Gayani Kotudura. She is 38 years old. She is very kind. She cooks me tasty food. She wakes up early in the morning. She likes to eat noodles. I love my mother.

Methuli Kotudura (7 years)
Samudra Devi B. V.

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei was one of the greatest scientists in the world. He was born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, Italy. His father was a musician so Galileo also played musical instruments very well. His parents wanted him to become a doctor but he loved mathematics and became the Professor of Mathematics at the University of Pisa.

He invented and discovered many scientific instruments like the Thermometer, Calculator and the Hydrostatic Balance. His greatest achievement was the invention of the Telescope. He used it to look at the universe and study about the stars and planets.
He discovered that the earth orbited around the sun and not the sun around the earth, as was believed at that time. A copy of his telescope can be seen even today at NASA.
He died on January 8, 1642 leaving new discoveries to the future. When I grow up, I will be a great scientist like him and serve my country.

Shenalie Mendis (8 years)
Musaeus College

My trip to the museum
On January 8, 2016 we went on a trip to the museum. My partner was Chemithri Senevirathne. At 8.30 we departed from school and we arrived by 8.45 a.m.  First we saw Lord Buddha’s pictures and we saw some statues made out of clay. Then we went and saw some Sinhala words, Tamil words and Arabic words. Then we went and saw King Wimaladharmasuriya’s golden chair, leg stool, sword and many other famous kings’ guns too.

Later we went to a section called
‘Sri Lankan Culture’. There we saw people made out of clay who were farming, cooking and doing their work in the fields with their bulls. Later we went and saw the animals. There we saw real peacock feathers stuck into a clay peacock, deer, fighting cheetahs, lizards and snakes inside a box and we saw a real whale skeleton. Then we saw a huge coral and on the other side we saw a baby goat with two heads, one body, two tails, four ears and eight legs.

Finally we saw the old traditional clothes of the British, Muslim, Sinhala and Tamil people. Then we came to see the famous artist Andrew’s paintings and then we had some lunch. Later we played a little before getting into the bus to go back to school. It was the most wonderful and exciting trip I ever had.

Zumama Zarook (Grade 5)
Lyceum International School, Nugegoda


A recent day out to Nuwara Eliya
One sunny morning, I was eating my breakfast leisurely. Suddenly Aro, one of my friends came to me and said, “It seems that our team is going on a day out to Nuwara Eliya. Are you joining too for that trip?” It was a marvellous idea and I said, “Yes, of course. Is there a trip without me? Ha ha! I’m coming.”

I asked permission to go to Nuwara Eliya from my parents. They agreed. I was so happy now. Next morning, I woke up and got prepared for the day out. I got my back pack, worshipped the Buddha and my parents. I got into the van which was waiting for me.

As we were travelling, we sang songs, watched videos and played games.  We stopped at Pelmadulla and ate our breakfast. Then again we got to go. Finally, we were at Nuwara Eliya and it was icy-chilly there. I liked that climate very much.

First we went to see Hakgala Gardens. We saw lots of trees, flowers. Then we went to see the Adisham Bungalow, Ambewela Farm and the strawberry farm. Lastly, we stopped at Gregory Park for lunch. It was nearly 2 p.m., and it was boiling hot. We had our lunch and went back to our homes.
We enjoyed this day out very much and I loved it.

Chamadhi Atapattu Arachchi (14 years)
Lyceum Int. School, Ratnapura

My garden
My garden is very beautiful. It has many beautiful sunflowers, jasmine, hibiscus and a mango tree. Butterflies, bees and birds are coming to it. There are many flowers in my garden. There are many trees in my garden. It has a beautiful bench. There is grass. Bees are drinking honey from the flowers.

Mikela Carolyn (Std. 3)
Jennings Int. College,

Water is a natural resource. There are many uses of water. Some of them are to drink, to grow plants, cook and so on. Water is important to the world. Without water life would not exist.
Today, water wastage is on the rise. All people need to value and protect water.

Sesadi Gamage (Grade 7)
St. Anthony’s Girls’ College, Kandy

My village
My village is Muriyakadawala.
It is a farming village. There is a temple in my village. There is a school in my village. It is in Anuradhapura district. It is beautiful. There are 200 families in my village. We don’t have good drinking water in our village.
Let us protect our village.
I love my village.

N. A. S. Diwyangi (Grade 5)
St. Anthony’s M.V., Alagollewa

Animals are all over the world. They make the surroundings beautiful. Most of the animals live in jungles.
We call them wild animals. Animals such as dogs, cats, goats, cows and hens are domestic animals because they live with us.
Animals that live in the water are called water animals. Fish, crab, octopus are some of them. According to their eating habits, they are grouped into three categories. They are herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. Most of the animals are helpful.

Dulmi Rathnayake (Grade 6)
Royal Int. School, Kegalle

A trip to Trincomalee

We woke up early in the morning. We washed our face. Then we packed our things. Then we started our journey. We passed Kanthale, Mollipathna, Uppaveli, Kappalture. Then we reached Trincomalee. There were palm trees on the way.
First we went to the Navy camp. Second we went on a boat ride. We saw a big black ship.
I saw the Prima company. It was fun. I enjoyed it. Then we went to the Navy camp museum. Then we saw the skeleton of a shark. Then we went to the Elephant Point to have a bath. The sea bath was extremely good. Then we went to the Koneshwaran Kovil. This is the best trip my parents took me.

Udara Weerasekara (Grade 3)
Vidyaloka Model School, Hingurakgoda

 My favourite hobby

My favourite hobby is reading books. It is very interesting and enjoyable. Reading books is very useful and it gives us knowledge. I have over 250 books in my collection.

I have read many books and my favourite books are Rainbow Magic, Enchanted World, Fairy Bell Sisters and Magical Stories.
My favourite authors are Enid Blyton, Daisy Meadows and Roald Dahl.
My father buys good books for me.

My mother teaches me how to read books.
I have a school library membership and I have my hometown library membership. I love reading books and collecting books.

Lithumi Thuduhena (Grade 3)
Lyceum Int. School, Panadura


 My country

My country is
Sri Lanka. It is a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean. Sometimes it is called ‘The Pearl of the Indian Ocean.’ The capital of Sri Lanka is
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.
Colombo is its business centre.
Sri Lanka has a population of more than 18 million people.
In ancient times Sri Lanka was known by many different names. The Greek travellers called it Taprobana and the Arabs called it Serendib. I love my country very much.
Ama Rashmi (Grade 6)
Southlands College, Galle

Kids Essays


What is Global Warming

The Earth is getting warmer.
This is called ‘Global Warming’. In some parts of the world, the weather is already starting to change. Dry parts of the world are getting drier and deserts are getting bigger.

Global warming is caused by too much carbon-dioxide and other harmful gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. Cars, factories and power plants produce these gases. People in the modern world are using cars and other electrical equipment more and more, so the situation is getting worse.

Trees and plants help prevent global warming. They take
carbon-dioxide from the air and they turn it into oxygen. But millions of trees are cut down every year.
We can help reduce global warming. Don’t waste electricity. Don’t travel by car or bus when you can walk or cycle and don’t throw away paper in the rubbish – recycle it and save trees!

Lithmini Weerakoon (12 years)
Sussex College, Nugegoda

My pet
My pet is a cat.
Its colour is brown. It likes to eat fish. It can catch mice. Kitty plays with me. I love my Kitty.

Dilna Liyanadurage (Grade 2)
St. Michael’s College, Homagama

I’m a parrot
I am a bird. My body is green and my beak is red in colour. I fly in the sky. I eat rice and fruits. I live in a nest. I have two wings to fly. I have two legs. People say that I’m the most beautiful bird.

Ranali Kodikara (Grade 3)
Bishop’s College

My name is Githmi. I am seven years old.
I go to Musaeus College. I am in Grade 3G.
I live in Pepiliyana.
I am tall. I have short hair. I am fair. I like to read books. My favourite colour is orange.
I like to play badminton. I have a sister.
My best friend is Diyana. My favourite
subject is English. I am pretty. I like dolls.

Githmi Sirimana (7 years)
Musaeus College

The Pihimbiya Tree
The garden seemed strange to Mary. Even the red roses, her favourites, were looking sulky. The huge coconut trees that gently swayed and blew a cool breeze were standing upright today. The whole garden resembled a funeral house. Uncomfortable at the silence, she approached the red rose tree. “What’s the matter?” she asked, concerned. “You asked your parents to cut down the Pihimbiya tree!” said the rose tree angrily.

Before Mary could respond, the poetic coconut tree said in a hoarse voice, “Why cut down the Pihimbiya tree who is the wife of the God of Kindness? Look how beautiful she is! So tall and her leaves resemble a shrub growing on a pole. She will soon be bearing fruit and all the birds will meet to quench their thirst from the juicy sap. Even the humming birds are planning to build a nest inside her shrub – safe from all dangers! You drank the syrup made from her bark, crying that it was too sour, but didn’t it heal your fractured arm? You are ungrateful, that’s what you are!”

Mary was taken aback. She never thought the trees she loved would talk to her like this. “I’ll see what I can do,” she said and ran off. The next day, Mary was greeted by cool winds and the ground was strewn with pink and white blossoms. The garden looked like a paradise. Mary smiled at the Pihimbiya Tree. She knew that she had made a new friend.

Anjalee Handaragama (Class 10)
Sujatha Vidyalaya, Nugegoda


Flying over hills  and valleys
The sky
is so high
The wind blows by
Larks fly
in the air
Over the hills and valleys

I wish I could fly
As the larks fly
And here I fly
Over hills and valleys

I see cities in small size
Which make a pretty sight
Houses and buildings all look alike
Over hills and valleys

The wind blows by me so quick
Attacking my head but I will try
I will use my strength and fly
Over the hills and valleys

What a beautiful scene it is
From the top of the hills I see
Makes me full of joy
Over the hills and valleys

I wish my peers were here
With me to enjoy this sight
My dreams reach its peak
Over the hills and valleys

Though I am caged
By my responsibilities
My mind flies like a lark
Over the hills and valleys

Methma Abeywickrama
(12 years) Vidura College

Green tea is one of the latest crazes among the young and old here. Research shows that those who drink green tea
every day have a lower death rate from all types of cancer.
Green tea comes from the same plant as black tea. However, unlike black tea, green tea is made by lightly steaming the plant’s freshly cut leaves. Green tea is about twenty times more effective than
Vitamin E in getting rid of toxins which
are harmful materials in the body.
It is believed that when taken first thing in the morning or in the middle of the day, it makes one more alert. It is not addictive and it does not cause one to lose sleep. Green tea also helps to kill bacteria and is often used by old folks for stomach upsets and food poisoning. This same ability to kill bacteria also helps to prevent bad breath and dental decay.

Lehan Nalagamage (Grade)
Mahinda College, Galle

My fish
My dad and two of his friends made a nice big fish tank for us in our garden. It’s made out of bricks and it’s 10 feet long. Along the edges of the tank it’s decorated with corals.
There are lots of lovely ornamental fish in it, namely, Koicarp, Oscary, Angel and Gold fish. We feed the fish three times a day. My brother and I enjoy putting fish food as the fish jump up and down with an open mouth. It’s nice to watch the fish moving around the tank as they swim around nicely.
My father changes the water and cleans the fish tank and he puts medicine too. Having a fish tank is one of my hobbies. I like my fish tank very much.

Sajjad Sabri (Grade 3)
Sussex College, Galle tank

My village
My village is Hunnasgiriya. It is a cold place. Hunnasgiriya is surrounded with mountains. My village is very calm and beautiful. There are nice temples, schools, hospitals and buildings. My village has a small town. Many tourists visit my village. I love my village.

Sumedha Madusanka (8 years)
Vidyaloka M.V., Kandy

My classroom
My class is Std. 3A. There are tables, desks, calendars and a fan. There are fourteen pupils in the class. There are nine boys and
five girls. Our class teacher is
Mrs. Chamari Madam. Our principal is Mr. Wijesiri Hettiarachchi.
My classmates are good and kind. My classroom is big. I keep my class room clean and tidy. I love my class very much.

Subadra (Grade 3)
Jennings Int. College,

The jungle
The jungle is green in colour. The jungle is green in colour because there are lots of trees in the jungle. There are animals in the jungle and we call them jungle animals.

There are waterfalls in the jungle. There are medicinal trees. There are beautiful flowers in the jungle. Because of the jungle our world is beautiful. The jungle is the best place to live. Some people are destroying the jungle.
We have to protect the jungle.

Udara Weerasekara (Grade 3)
Vidyaloka Model School, Hingurakgoda

We must respect and care for our elders. They are the senior citizens of our country. Elders have gained wisdom through experience. When people grow old they become physically and mentally weak. At that time, we should never neglect them and instead care for them. If not for them, the present generation would not exist.
Elders need love and companionship, else they feel lonely. We should make them feel that they are accepted in the society.
If children are taught to respect elders and care for them, there would be less elders’ homes in our country.
In some countries, elders are well looked after. They are given special attention in hospitals, on trains and buses. Children should learn to respect elders.

Elaxy Umayamgama (Grade 5)
Royal Int. School, Kegalle



An unforgettable day  in my life
An unforgettable day in my life was a trip with my friends. That was a trip to Yapahuwa. That was my first trip in my life with my class friends. I went with my friends early in the morning. We started our journey at about six-thirty in the morning. Our teacher in charge was
Mrs. Swarna madam. We sang and danced in the bus. That was very joyful.
We had our meals near a river. We saw many temples, frescoes, paintings and statues and ruins in Yapahuwa. That was very important and useful for our history subjects. We enjoyed and we learnt useful information on our trip to Yapahuwa.

Rizna Ifthikar (11 years)