Sri Lanka Ports Authority to hire female gantry crane operators

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lanka Ports Authority will next year employ its first female gantry crane operators presently undergoing training at its Mahapola Training Institute, Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga said.

"Gantry crane operators in Sri Lanka have normally been male, but we changed that practice and began training females as well," he told the Colombo Maritime conference.

The first batch of female gantry crane operators will start work in Colombo port on 8 March 2017, Ranatunga told the forum aimed at educating youth on the maritime industry and employment opportunities available in the sector.
(COLOMBO, Dec 23, 2016)

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