For the first time in Sri Lanka a girl whose arms and legs do not work due to a weak nerve condition, has passed the GCE Advanced Level Examination with flying colours by giving oral answers at the 2012 A/L examination.
U.G.Thilini Nimesha a student of the Ambanpitiya School for Children with Special Needs in Kegalle had made her parents proud by passing the Advanced Level exam with flying colours. She had obtained two A passes, one B pass and a C pass in the Arts stream. She had got through her O/L examsecuting five credits also by answering the question papers orally.
Nimesha’s mother who is a deputy principal and her father, a math teacher were thrilled to hear the news of their daughter’s achievement. Nimesha is unable to write as she has a weak nerve condition and her wrist not being positioned properly, but she has managed to rise against all odds to be the first to pass A/Ls by giving oral answers. (Chaminda Jayalath)