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January 25, 2018

Visakhians flying high!
The national carrier, SriLankan Airlines, added a new chapter to aviation history at 40,000ft to commemorate the glorious 100 years of excellence of Visakha Vidyalaya on the 2nd of December 2017.

The flight had Visakhians in the technical crew, cabin crew and an interpreter in one flight.

The Sri Lankan Airlines UL454 from Colombo (CMB) to Nartia (NRT), flown by Pilot in command, Capt. Chamika Rupasinghe with her crew headed by Senior Cabin Manager Ajantha Karunatilleke, was certainly a flight to remember.

The Captain & the crew stated "We are proud to be Visakhians and take pride in being Sri Lankan women flying for the nation's flag Carrier".

SriLankan Airlines have quietly revolutionised aviation in Sri Lanka, with many international flights being carried out by all-female crew.

Women took to the air only a few years after the Wright Brothers invented the airplane, and some have been pioneers in aviation, although there have been fewer women flyers than male ones.

2nd of December SriLankan Airlines UL454 from Colombo (CMB) to Nartia (NRT) will be flown by all Vishakians and a flight to remember in celebrating the glorious 100 years of Visakha Vidyalaya.
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