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2008-09-02 09:00:26

Sri Lanka has first lady captain in aviation industry COLOMBO, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- With Anusha Siriratne being appointed as SriLankan Airline's captain recently, the South Asian island now has a lady captain in its aviation industry for the first time, the Daily Mirror reported on Friday.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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