More women to be recruited as crane operators


Steps to recruit more women as crane operators in Sri Lanka’s ports, as in many countries around the world, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva said.

He gave instructions to officials to expand operations of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and other institutions under the Ministry to increase efficiency.

The Minister said that like in many countries, in Sri Lanka too, women are already working as crane operators in the port and steps will be taken to recruit more in the future.

The Minister was speaking at the first meeting of the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Ports, Shipping and Aviation held this week.

The committee also agreed to regulations under the Civil Aviation Act No. 14 of 2010 to be submitted to Parliament for approval tomorrow (22).

The purpose is to correct a printing error in the Civil Aviation Services (Issue of Licences to Personnel and Training Institutions) orders published by Extraordinary Gazette No. 2078/22 dated 3 July, 2018. (Limited) Jaya Container Terminals Company, Civil Aviation Authority, Sri Lanka Shipping Corporation officials briefed the Minister about the operations of those institutions.

State Minister of Ports and Aviation, Premalal Jayasekara, State Ministers Shantha Bandara, Pramitha Bandara Thennakone, MPs Sarath Weerasekera, M. S. Thowfeek and Faizal Cassim were present at the Committee meeting.