Historical all-female Lankan cockpit crew on international flight
Feb 21, 2010
Two woman pilots of SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier have made history recently by being the first all female cockpit crew to fly a Lankan aircraft on an international flight.

According to SriLankan Pilotsí Guild an Air Force veteran, the historic flight was flown in November 2009 from Colombo to Trichy in India by Capt. Anusha Siriratne and First Officer Madini Chandradasa. This was the first time such a feat had been achieved in the more than 50-year international aviation history of Sri Lanka.

The duo has repeated the feat on January 1 this year (2010) by flying once again an Airbus A-320 to Karachi, Pakistan.

According to Pilots Guild sources even though Capt. Anusha is a flying veteran of some 15 years, some of the mostly conservative passengers on the Karachi flight had looked scared as they were being flown by an entirely female crew.

Courtesy: Lanka Puvath