Friday, September 11, 2015

Suren Ratwatte appointed SriLankan Airlines CEO

SriLankan Airlines today announced the appointment of Captain Suren Ratwatte as the Airline’s new Chief Executive Officer with effect from October 2015.

Capt. Ratwatte is an Airline Pilot with over 30 years of experience in the field whose first appointment was with SriLankan’s predecessor, Air Lanka in 1984. Thereafter, he joined Emirates in 1989, where he held several positions in the Company. With over 18,000 flying hours in a number of different types of aircraft, including the Boeing B-777 and Airbus A380, he has been deeply immersed in airline operations for many years.

Captain Ratwatte is a holder of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the author of several published works.
He is also a well-known Human Factors researcher and practitioner, having published a number of articles and essays in the field. His expertise includes a variety of senior instructional and management roles in Airlines, most recently was the Human Factors Manager of Emirates Airlines.

Lankans advised to refrain from visiting Lumbini

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Nepal has requested Lankans planning to visit Lumbini to refrain from doing so until further notice.

The advisory has been issued on the basis of the unrest in the area resulting from a series of protests by Indians. Every year thousands of Buddhist pilgrims visit Lumbini – the Buddha’s birth place. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said some 300 Sri Lankan pilgrims who were stranded in Lumbini, have managed leave the area safely and are currently on their way back to Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan Embassy requests the following number to be contacted (+97714720213) to obtain information on the travel advisory to Lumbini or reach Lankans who might be travelling to the area.

Five PSD officers killed in accident - CCT Video

Five presidential Security Division (PSD) officers were killed and several others injured when a defender vehicle and two private buses crashed into each other at Miriswatte on the Minuwangoda-Colombo Road this morning.

Three males and one female were among the dead, police said. The injured were admitted to the Minuwangoda Hospital and later transferred to the Gampaha Hospital. Another injured PSD officer who was receiving treatment at the Gampaha Hospital had been succumbed to his injuries a few hours later, police said.

Aksha Sudari has lashed out at another model

Popular actress and model Aksha Sudari has lashed out at another model - Shashi Hewage, sources from the Mirihana police say (09).

Aksha, who had driven out with Swarnawahini show host - Piyumi Hansamali, had used her car to obstruct Shashi's car before assaulting Shashi, reports add.

Earlier, Aksha and her mother had assaulted another woman at a salon.
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