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My country Sri Lanka My country is Sri Lanka. It is an island situated in the Indian Ocean. It is known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’. It is a beautiful country. The largest river in Sri Lanka is the Mahaweli and the highest mountain is Piduruthalagala. The highest waterfall is Bambarakanda. The capital [...]

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My country Sri Lanka My country is Sri Lanka. It is an island situated in the Indian Ocean. It is known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’. It is a beautiful country. The largest river in Sri Lanka is the Mahaweli and the highest mountain is Piduruthalagala. The highest waterfall is Bambarakanda.

The capital of my country is Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte and the commercial capital is Colombo. The president of my country is Hon. Maithripala Sirisena and the prime minister is Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe.

Our national flag is called the Lion Flag. Our national flower is the Blue Water Lily, national tree is Na tree, national bird is the Jungle Fowl, national animal is the Giant Squirrel and our national sport is Volleyball. But Sri Lanka is famous for Cricket. The world’s best tea comes from Sri Lanka.

On February 4, 1948 Sri Lanka gained independence. Our national anthem is ‘Sri Lanka Matha’.  The official languages in Sri Lanka  are Sinhala, Tamil and English.

My country is a peaceful country where all the religions such as Buddhists, Christians, Muslims and Hindus all live in harmony. I am so proud to be a Sri Lankan. I love my motherland Sri Lanka a lot.

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My father My father’s name is Sampath. He is 35 years old. He has curly hair. He drops me to school. I love my father.

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Myself My name is Thenulya. I am eight years old. I live in Maharagama. I study at Logos College. My favourite colour is pink. My best friend is Atara and I love to play with her. I have one sister and no brothers. My hobbies are drawing pictures and making models with clay. I love to eat chocolate cake and drink Milo. Out of all the countries I have visited, my favourite country is Dubai.

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Ramazan Ramadhan is the month of fasting. Every Muslim of all ages takes part in the fast. Ramadan, the annual fast, falls in the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. Those who fast, must neither take food nor drink throughout the hours of daylight. Above all, they must keep away from things shameful, and telling lies.

Fasting can be a little difficult when it falls during summer. Though it will be a little difficult, a Muslim fasts joyfully in any season, obeying the orders of Allah. There are Muslims who love summertime fasting the most. There is a deep relationship between Ramadhan and the Holy Quran. Those who fast, turn again and again to the Holy Quran because Allah revealed it in the month of Ramadhan to our Holy Prophet Muhammed.

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How could TV be better?

We all enjoy watching television. One of the main reasons which we watch television is to gain knowledge. Some knowledgeable channels are NatGeo, Discovery, NDTV Good times, NatGeo Geography etc. These channels are based on all about the world and types of people, natural disasters, ancient and historical places and many more.

There are also other useful as well as fun and interesting channels. For example, FoxLife is a channel which displays different types of food and recipes. They tell us about types of food eaten in various parts of the world. We as kids love watching animated programmes which can be found on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Pogo and many more. We can watch cartoons such as Tom and Jerry which have a moral.

It teaches us not to fight and quarrel and instead to live in peace, friendship and harmony. News is one of the most important programmes that we must watch. We must make it a habit of watching at least one news episode a day as there are many news updates daily from early morning until midnight.

By watching these types of important programmes we can develop our brain and learn a lot about the world. We can also watch cartoon but not too much as it may affect our eyesight and brain.

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The moon In the evening when the moon sets, The eyes of bats open wide. Children stop playing and go back home.

Shops are closed for the day, Darkness appears little by little And the night dominates.

Children go to sleep, At midnight thieves come to steal, But they cannot hide from the moon.

The sun rises and the children open their eyes Moon disappears and day begins.

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An unforgettable trip We went on a trip to England for a few months. I had lots of fun while we were travelling. It was a great experience for us. We went there after two days. I was so excited. After we went there we had lots of fun playing tennis. Then at night we settled in a great five-star hotel. We had our dinner from that hotel. It was very delicious. Then in the morning we went to our uncle’s house. It was near the hotel. All of us went to Bits Park to play. We were very fortunate because it was winter season as well as snowy days. We made a snowman and played with snowballs. Then after a few days, my parents as well as my uncle entered me into a famous school in England. It is called ‘Richard Rose Morton Academy.’ It was a turning point in my life. I learned to speak English properly from my school. That’s why I respect my school. My life was changed from that day. I met a myriad of friends called Daisy, Molly and Kara. My sister and my brother also entered into a school. I have never seen snow before that day. We went to see a duck park. It was a fantastic park. That’s how I spent my trip. I can’t forget it forever.

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I spend my leisure hours in my garden. My garden is in front of my house. I have prepared the flower beds and planted varieties of flowering plants. The plants give out a sweet scent in the evening. I love being in the garden and I watch the butterflies. I water the plants and enjoy the nature of the pure air in the evening. I water the plants twice a day during the summer. I dig out the withered plants and plant new ones.

I talk to the plants and sing to them. I feel as if my plants nod their heads in agreement. All plants are living things. My hobby gives me happiness and some exercise for my body. My hobby satisfies my inner urge and gets an emotional response.

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 All that said, the 4th of February is not entirely uninteresting nor unimportant, notwithstanding the fact that it effectively rubbished the 22nd of May simply because the United National Party government of J.R. Jayewardene wanted to mock the leader during whose tenure we finally unshackled ourselves from formal colonial rule. Both dates are important and both could have been noted and celebrated, but petty politics as often is the case, won the day.   

"Should we not celebrate anything (independence, victory over terrorism, becoming a republic, etc)  until poverty is eradicated? Should we retire the flags until we are finally done with the caste system? Should we keep the bugles in storage until we have gender equality?"

 And so we have Independence Day. The 4th day of February. And we will have children writing essays in which names, dates and details will be included, and teachers assessing them for content and style. We will of course have the flags, the airshows, the military parades, the pomp and pageantry.      Can we afford it, someone asked. How can we spend money on such events when things are tough for people, one could ask. Legit. On the other hand, nations and life are not just about stomachs or the inability to afford what, in the end, we can do without. We could argue the point from another angle. Through a few questions.  

 Should we not celebrate anything (independence, victory over terrorism, becoming a republic, etc)  until poverty is eradicated? Should we retire the flags until we are finally done with the caste system? Should we keep the bugles in storage until we have gender equality? Should we wear sombre expressions until we have the much celebrated and called for (in another era, especially by Marxists of every conceivable ideological hue) ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’?  Wouldn’t we then be a down-in-the-mouth nation?   

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"High moments are made for reflection. However, such moments are used too frequently for moralistic posturing. The high points seem to be made for the rhetorician."

 High moments are made for reflection. However, such moments are used too frequently for moralistic posturing. The high points seem to be made for the rhetorician. We’ve seen that. As a result the entire exercise turns into an opportunity to throw barbs at one another. It’s the bread and butter of barb-throwers, this we need to understand.    What should citizens do and think? Well, that’s for each citizen to decide. This, however, can be stated: at some level a citizen reflecting on the roads taken and not taken and envisaging one or more of many possible pathways into the future could ask him/herself  ‘what is citizenship?’ More correctly, ‘what does my “citizenship” mean, what does it entail, what rights have or can accrue and what horrors has it bestowed?’   

 One’s political, economic, social, cultural and even geographical location would obviously colour the answer to such questions. However, it cannot be denied that citizenship has meaning only in a collective. As such one’s relationship to one’s neighbour as well as the larger fraternity of citizens has to be considered. Their perceptions of self, of citizenship matter. Their versions of history and the futures they would prefer to inhabit matter.    In other words, if we want to think ‘independence’ and if we want to reflect on ‘citizenship’ we are compelled to think ‘collective.’ And when we think ‘collective,’ it won’t hurt to think ‘solidarity.’

Now there are all kinds of solidarities. Solidarities, moreover, can and do clash. Each and everyone of us has multiple interests. They don’t always coexist happily. We make choices and we pay prices. We forego one thing to secure another. It is the same in a collective. The world would be dead boring if no individual could be distinguished from another. This is why we have social contracts. This is why we have laws. This is why, indeed, that laws are amended. People change, circumstances are altered and old rules cease to be as useful.    It’s obviously a complex universe that we inhabit. All the more reason to remember that none of us know everything. All the more reason to remember that someone else’s idea, concept or blueprint might be superior, only we weren’t equipped with the necessary facts and scales to make an informed and balanced call. All the more reason to nurture humility. All the more reason to commit ourselves to listening.   

"The world would be dead boring if no individual could be distinguished from another. This is why we have social contracts. This is why we have laws. This is why, indeed, that laws are amended. People change, circumstances are altered and old rules cease to be as useful"

Listen! You’ll hear the jets flying overhead. Listen! You’ll hear the flags fluttering in the wind. Listen! The National Anthem is being played. Listen! Someone is mocking all these things. Listen! Someone is framing a national celebration in terms of a narrow political agenda. Listen! Did someone ask, ‘who are we really, as a nation, as a citizenry?’ Listen! Did someone ask, ‘did we lose a sense of who we are, where we’ve come from, what our roots are, in which kinds of soils they ran deep and who ploughed the good earth and buried our sense of self-worth?’   If we listen carefully, we won’t hear the speeches. Not the celebrations nor the crass mocking of celebration. If we listen carefully, we may hear what the land that has sustained us has to say. We may hear each other. We may, in this and other ways, rediscover nation and citizenship, the individual and the collective, forgotten solidarities, unities that can but weren’t forged, love that we lost by loving (by the book, as in dominant ideologies) and life we lost by living (i.e. inhabiting some outsider’s version of our reality).  

Dhammapada Verse 160 (Kumarakassapamatuttheri Vatthu) illuminates:   Atta hi attano nathoattana hi sudantenanatham labhati dullabham.  ko hi natho paro siya

[One indeed is one’s own refuge; how can others be a refuge to one? With oneself thoroughly tamed, one can attain a refuge, which is so difficult to attain.]   This side of ventures into such sublime pathways, there is a lesson here that can be learnt simply by replacing ‘one’ with ‘all,’ a lesson which although it won’t take us closer to Enlightenment, may not necessarily lead us astray either. If we think ‘nation’ then we must think ‘citizenry.’ We look at each other often enough but don’t really look for each other. If we did, or committed us to doing so, we would see beyond (and through) both celebration and mockery. Not that today is dark and gloomy and foreboding, but tomorrow may bring more reasons to smile.  

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Independence Day, in India, holiday celebrated annually on 15th August. national holiday marks the tip of British rule 1947 and also the institution of a free and freelance Indian nation.

British rule Asian country began in 1757 once, following country conclusion at the Battle of pitched battle, English archipelago Company began elbow grease management over the country.

The East India Company dominated India for one hundred years, till it absolutely was replaced by country crown within the wake of the rising in 1857–58.

national holiday is marked throughout Asian country with flag-raising ceremonies, drills, and also the singing of the Indian anthem.

to boot, varied cultural programs area unit created obtainable within the state capitals. when the prime minister participates within the flag-raising ceremony at the Red Fort historic monument in Delhi, a parade ensues with members of the defense force and police.

The prime minister then delivers a televised address to the country, relation the main accomplishments of Asian country throughout the previous year and outlining future challenges and goals.

Kite flying has additionally become an associated national holiday tradition, with kites of assorted sizes, shapes, and hues filling the sky.

Also, to commemorate the day, government offices in national capital stay lit throughout the vacation, although they’re closed.

Here are some Best messages for Independence Day(India) to celebrate this day with your family and friends using the following wonderful quotes and greetings.

We have fought for 100s of years to be free, lets’s create this journey and fight well worth the independence.

“If I were asked below what sky the human mind has most totally developed a number of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the best issues of life, and has found solutions, I ought to purpose to India.”

“Long years past, we tend to created a tryst with destiny and currently the time comes after we shall redeem our pledge… At the stroke of the time of day hour, once the globe sleeps, country can alert to life and freedom.”

“Even if I died within the service of the state, i’d be pleased with it. each drop of my blood… can contribute to the expansion of this nation and to form it sturdy and dynamic.” –

“At the dawn of history India started on her endless quest, and trackless centuries area unit full of her try and also the grandeur of her success and her failures. Through smart and sick fortune alike she has ne’er lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals that gave her strength.” –

“How will one be compelled to just accept slavery? I simply refuse to try and do the master’s bidding. He might torture Pine Tree State, break my bones to atoms and even kill Pine Tree State. He can then have my body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it’s I WHO am the victor and not he, for he has failing in obtaining Pine Tree State to try and do what he needed done.”

“Those WHO won our independence believed liberty to be the key of happiness and spirit to be the key of liberty.”

“Freedom has its life within the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and then it should be daily earned and fresh – else sort of a flower cut from its vitalizing roots, it’ll wither and die.”

“We owe plenty to the Indians, who schooled North American nation a way to count, while not that no worthy scientific discovery may are made!”

“India has 2 million gods, and worships all of them. In faith all different countries area unit paupers; Asian country is that the solely have.”

“Thy spirit, Independence, let Pine Tree State share! Lord of the lion-heart and eagle-eye, Thy steps I follow with my bosom vacant, Nor heed the storm that howls on the sky.”

“For some days, folks thought that India was shaking. however there area unit forever tremors once a good tree falls.”

“India is that the cradle of the mankind, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grannie of legend, and also the nice grandmother of tradition. Our Most worthy and most astrictive materials within the history of man area unit precious up in Asian country only!”

“If there’s one place on the face of earth wherever all the dreams of living men have found a home from the terribly earliest days once man began the dream of existence, it’s Asian country.”

“Ask not what your country will do for you. raise what you’ll be able to do for your country.”

“One individual might die for associate idea; however that concept can, when his death, incarnate itself during a thousand lives. that’s however the wheel of evolution moves on and also the concepts and dreams of 1 nation area unit bequeathed to the next”

“We finish nowadays a amount of sick fortune and Asian country discovers herself once more. The action we tend to celebrate nowadays is however a step, a gap of chance, to the bigger triumphs and achievements that look North American nation. area unit we tend to brave enough and wise enough to know this chance and settle for the challenge of the future?”

“Fourscore and 7 years past, our fathers brought forth on this continent a replacement nation, planned in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that every one men area unit created equal”

“He that might create his own liberty secure, should guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent which will reach himself.”

“We on this continent ought to always remember that men initial crossed the Atlantic to not notice soil for his or her ploughs however to secure liberty for his or her souls.”

Independence is a birthright which are ancestors fought for us , let’s make them proud by making india the best country in world.

Through days and nights and blood and sweat we achieved this independence , respect it .

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By Sri Lanka Guardian • February 04, 2022 • Editorial Editorial Comment Ruwantissa Abeyratne • Comments : 0

Identity politics, populism, hatred, and division are prominent features in the international community today. This is because of tribalism; religious prejudice, racial bias, and delusions of grandeur over others, be it based on language or race and more importantly.

by Dr. Ruwantissa Abeyratne in Montreal 

“In order to solve this problem, the politics of our country needs to be changed. We need to transform our country into a new economy of social cohesion where people’s participation in the country’s production is given pride of place. Also a fair share of production should go to the people”. ~ Anura Kumara Dissanayake, Leader of the Opposition 

On 4th February each year, we commemorate the day Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) gained independence in 1948.  I don’t know whether Sri Lankans actually celebrate it in the literal sense of the word.  This was independence from British colonialism, meaning, Britain allowed Ceylon to govern itself, within what was, and is still called the Commonwealth of Nations – a dying vestige of British superiority.   We retained  the Governor General (a ceremonial reminder and figurehead of the shadow of British Royalty) and The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as our highest appellate court of adjudication. Our lawyers had to catch a flight to  London to argue an appeal on Buddhist Temporality Law.

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Not until May 1972 did we get rid of these useless appendages and burdened our nation (and State) with the daunting and paradoxically convoluted title The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.  Still, our national carrier remained as Air Ceylon and our major export was stuck in nomenclature as Ceylon Tea (at least it is a world-renowned brand). But happily, we were able to chart our own destiny judicially and politically.

In the years that followed 1948, the pervasive Western influence that was the status quo ante refused to take leave of itself, dividing society into what the author came to know as the Kultur camp and the Haramanis camp as he underwent the pernicious “rag” when he entered the hallowed portals of Colombo University. Some of us who were labelled as belonging to the former, had attended private schools which emersed us in Wordsworth and Chesterton, Byron, Keats and Shelley, while the majority in the country were unceremoniously categorised as belonging to the latter camp.  The divisive elements were of course proficiency in English and the resulting entitlement to be adorned in a pair of trousers. Others rendered destitute of these privileges were bestowed the humiliating sobriquet “ sarong johnnies”.

Thankfully, the sarong johnnies eventually graduated to trousers but were still deprived of access to the Queen’s language.  

Businessdictionary.com says, if you are independent, then, you are “not controlled by any outside factors including opinions and regulations”. Admittedly, Sri Lanka today is independent politically with a parliamentary democracy of elected representatives as well as being  endowed with an invaluable and deeply historical culture which other nations admire and respect.  Whether it is independent  in other areas may be another issue and is outside this essay.

Aqheel S, Writing in The Companion  of 15 August 2014 on Indian independence (again from the British) says: “On the eve of independence I started my day browsing on the internet and searching for the literal meaning of the word Independence and this is what I found, ‘Self-governance’, ‘Self-sufficiency’, ‘Freedom’, ‘Liberty’, then a thought popped up in my mind, ‘Are we really Independent?’

To this question is inextricably linked the question, “what are we dependent on”?

On the 42nd anniversary of Grenada’s independence Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, in his address to the nation, advised the people of Granada: “This is a new era. Because something has always been a particular way, does not mean that we cannot change course. There is never a bad time to change direction when it is a change for better”. This is true of any nation, at any time. Brian Francis says sagely in Nation News: “[A] more pragmatic approach to this issue is for us as a people to cast aside all of the material religious, political and cultural things that divide us and begin to ask some tough but relevant questions about the existing state of affairs in our various countries, several years after gaining political independence. That sort of critical self-examination is an effective way to approach the question of whether we are truly independent, as people, as countries”.

Identity politics, populism, hatred, and division are prominent features in the international community today. This is because of tribalism; religious prejudice, racial bias, and delusions of grandeur over others, be it based on language or race and more importantly. Fear mongering.

The fundamental reality of independence lies in the question “is society divided”? In other words, we should ask ourselves on this Independence Day, “are we independent of bias”.  As mentioned at the commencement of this article, we gained political independence but not independence from division and discrimination. At the root of all this is one concept – human dignity.  Human dignity is enshrined in equality in public discourse irrespective of prejudice, whatever form that may take.  A nation is not measured by its successes and achievements but by its compassion.

Perhaps what Anura Kumara Dissanayake - who has been vociferous in his speech against division and social inequality - said can be found in international covenants. Article 2 of The International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination requires States parties, at all levels, to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination and to prohibit any form of racial discrimination by any persons, groups or organizations and, Article 4 requires States to adopt measures to prohibit any forms of dissemination of ideas based on racial superiority or hatred, incitement to racial discrimination and acts of violence and incitement of such acts, and any form of assistance to such activities.

Article 1of The Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination - a human rights proclamation issued by the United Nations General Assembly - states that discrimination on the basis of race, colour or ethnicity is "an offence to human dignity" and condemns it as a violation of the principles underlying the United Nations Charter, a violation of human rights and a threat to peace and security.

Civilized societies around the globe recognize such a thing as “The Rule of Law” as the fundamental premise of human rights and democracy. This is embodied in Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - that no one is above the law – and that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in the Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status.

It was Dr. Martin Luther King in his speech I have a Dream who said: “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” I am sure all of us would like this famous quote now to apply to little Latino girls and boys, and little Chinese boys and girls as well. Of course, all little Asian boys and girls should also be included. I m sure Dr. King would have fought equally, for all of them.

Nelson Mandela supported Dr. King by saying: “Let it never be said by future generations that indifference, cynicism or selfishness made us fail to live up to the ideals of humanism which the Nobel Peace Prize encapsulates. Let the strivings of us all, prove Martin Luther King Jr. to have been correct, when he said that humanity can no longer be tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war”.

In addition to what the above statements refer to,  it must be said that  true independence and social liberation will be found in independence from separation, division and discrimination from perspectives in education, economics and equality of opportunity.

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