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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. The newspaper quoted SriLankan Airline's CEO Manoj Gunawardena as saying that the appointment "is a significant event for the national carrier." Interestingly, Captain Anusha and her husband Captain...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'