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Sri Lanka port employs women gantry operators in regional first

Mar 09, 2017 06:22 AM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)

DRIVING SEAT:  Sri Lanka's first woman gantry operator Madhu Harshini, 30, starts work on a container lifting crane at a port in Colombo on March 8, 2017. International Women's Day originally called International Working Women's Day is a global day annually celebrated on highlighting the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

ECONOMYNEXT - State-run Sri Lanka Ports Authority said it has started employing lady gantry crane operators in a first for a South Asian country.

Madhu Harshini, 30, works in Sri Lanka's Colombo Port.

Gantry cranes are at the heart of efficient port operations and it is a highly skilled and demanding job. Efficient gantry crane operators are globally sought after and many Sri Lankan gantry operators work in Middle Eastern ports.

 

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