Thuyalini participating in the Northern Schools Track and sports meet under 12 High Jump event won the Gold and Colours Certificate.
This is the first ever Gold won by her school Sri Ganesha Vidyalam, in its history.
The Northern Province School Track and Field Sports Meet commenced in the Jaffna Duraiyappa Stadium yesterday and this first historical achievement of the school was recorded on the first day itself.
Commenting on her victory Thayalini said, my family is living under poverty line. My father is a fishermen. I trained without shoes because of the poverty of my family. My school has no jumping mattress. I jumped with jumping mattress for the first time in the Provincial level meet.
I thank from the bottom my heart, the PT Teacher of my school for transforming me into a record winner and the Principal who supported my attempt and I am confident that if relevant authorities or some benevolent heart provide me with facilities I will reach more heights at National Level, she said.