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Here Are Some Childrens Songs In Sinhala...



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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    We like to post seasonal poetry from around the world.  Now that summer’s here we’d like to share this French poem about summer that will heat you up! Below you’ll find the original French text to the poem Chaleur (Heat) by Anna de Noailles with a recording and an English translation. MP3 Recording of the […] Read more »
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