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A Child Tells a Bee (Nursery Rhyme)
Wattata yannam  Sri Lanka
Megase boho  Sri Lanka
In This Orange Tree (Nursery Rhyme)
 Sri Lanka
Mage podi thara  Sri Lanka
My Little Duck (Nursery Rhyme)  
Ambalame Pina Pina  Sri Lanka
Pina of the Ambalama (Kawi Poetry) MP3
Ha ha hari hawa  Sri Lanka
Chutam battichcha  Sri Lanka
Punchi Balurale  Sri Lanka
The Puppy Was Asked (Nursery Rhyme)
Kiri sudu hawa  Sri Lanka
White Rabbit Was Hopping (Nursery Rhyme)
Who is Arguing There? (Nursery Rhyme)
Mawani Bilinda  Sri Lanka
Will There Be People (Nursery Rhyme)
 
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