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Sri Lanka’s 207 Centimetres Tall Tamil Netball Champion

Jun 12, 2010 8:32:38 AM- transcurrents.com

by DushiYanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

Meet the tallest female netball player in Asia - Tharjini Sivalingam:

She stands at 6ft 10in (that’s 207 centimetres) and she is also a Tamil.

Her sport, netball, is like basketball but you can’t run with the ball or bounce it.

Twelve months after the end of the decade’s long civil war that divided Sri Lanka’s Tamil and Sinhalese communities for three decades, Sri Lanka is undergoing a period of uncomfortable reconciliation.

Tharjini Sivalingam’s success is not just a source of national pride; it is also a win for the Tamil community. [click to read in full ~ on Asia Calling]