Archive for January, 2009

More medal from Uvindu Madubashana.

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W.M.M.G. Uvindu Madubhashana Alagoda is a bright student in Ratnapura, Balangoda Damahana Maha Vidyalaya among the other students. He was born on 24th September1995. His mother is a graduate teacher.
She is working in our school. His father is a businessman. Uvindu is studying in grade 8 and he is 13 years old. He lives at Sandagnagama village in Balangoda electorate. He has a sister.
He is excellent not only for education, but also in curricular activities. He was awarded the third place of all Ceylon from Sighala language reciting versal competition which was held in 2007.
In 2008 he was awarded the first place for for the same competition which was held in provincial level.
Earlier in 2006 he won the first place for singing ‘poems’ padya sinhala & for reading sinhala. The annual Buddhist association Bhakthigeetha competition which was held in Balangoda town in 2006,
He was the main character of the stage Drama “Dewlowa yama”. He has won the first place.

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THE FLORA OF SRI LANKA.

The flora of Sri Lanka means the plant life of Sri Lanka. Our country being a tropical one with plenty of rain and sunshine, we have an abundance of green life. The island almost throughout the year is covered by a green carpet of grass. There are then, the herbs, bigger plants, trees, palms and the jungle giants.
The herbs and smaller plants form the category of medicinal plants and vegetables and even creepers. The bigger plants provide fruits, the palms yield food and drink and the giants of the jungle give wood for furniture and fuel.
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Some of the Sri Lanka herbs are so rare that it is said many medicine men come to Sri Lanka for certain herbs found here, but absent even in the Himalayan hills.
With nearly every Sri Lankan meal, vegetables come from the plants and creepers. Toddy and fruits come from the palms like the coconut, Palmyra and kithul.
The giants of the jungle, some over 500 years old as ebony, satin, teak and mahogany etc. provide wood for furniture, some of which are exported.
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Animal life has protection from our flora and the tall trees bring down the rain which otherwise would have passed over without giving the life – giving waters from the heavens above. The thousands of birds and myriads of insects find a safe shelter in, on, among and under our wide and varied flora.

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