Sandali, a star in the making
Sandali Ranasinghe, a student of Vishaka Vidyalaya in Colombo 05, has
been a keen athlete with outstanding achievements.
Sandali; aming high
The Visakhian athlete has added an array of achievements in
athletics. In 2012, she won the gold medal in the high-jump event at the
Western Province Education Zone - Colombo, Divisional sports meet and
won the second place in the high-jump event at the Sri Lanka School
Athletic Association all island junior championship held in Embilipitiya.
In 2008, when she was 10 years, Sandali secured first place in the high
jump event at the Divisional Sports Meet, Colombo South, Western
province education zone and first place at the Sri Lanka School Athletic
Association, all Island junior championship.
Sandali demonstrates a talent in high jump as proven by her
achievements. In 2009, she won the first place at the All Island Junior
Championship. In 2010, she won the All Island Junior Championship held
The next year, she won the All-Island Junior Championship in Kandy,
third-place at the all-island senior championship in Diyagama and
second-place at the all-island senior championship in Beliatta. All
these events were conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Athletic
She receives training under physical training instructor Muditha
Liyanapathirana of Vishaka Vidyalaya and Coach Richard Sepala Perera.
Sandali has demonstrated significant achievements in high-jump. However,
being an ardent athlete and looking at continuously developing her
skills, she has also excelled in long jump.
Being part of a relay team placed third at the 2011 Western province
Education Zone - Colombo, Divisional sports meet of Colombo South in the
4 x 100m category, she demonstrated her ability to perform and
contribute as a team player. Sandali's long jump achievements include a
third place finish at the 2011 Western province Education Zone, Colombo,
divisional sports meet of Colombo South. In 2010, Sandali was able to
break a seven-year record for high-jump in the Western Province
Sandali's outstanding performances in athletics have been recognised
by her school and she has been named among the best performers of
Visakha Vidyalaya in Athletics in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The continuous
excellence achieved by Sandali is a testimony to the attitude of hard
work and dedication she has towards the sport.
She has also received support from her parents who believe that she
is gifted with an athletic ability and they support her success.
According to her parents, Sandali maintains a balance between her
athletic and educational commitments.