In recognition of International Women’s Day, SriLankan Airlines cabin crew members were recognised for their unwavering service in repatriating stranded citizens from the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan, China. The National Savings Bank dedicated International Women’s Day to appreciate the outstanding role played by front-line workers who overcame adversity during the coronavirus pandemic.
In this regard, 10 front-line workers who contributed to the betterment of the country during the pandemic were saluted on 8 March at Waters’ Edge under the patronage of Shiranthi Rajapaksa, in the presence of SriLankan Airlines Group Head of Human Resources and Cabin Services Buddhika Manage and NSB Chairperson Keasila Jayawardena.
Among those heroic ladies were Jenali Jansz (Cabin Service Supervisor) and Amali Hettiarachchi (Senior Flight Attendant) from the Inflight Service Delivery department of SriLankan Airlines. These patriotic and loyal staff members volunteered to operate Flight UL1423, the airline’s mission of mercy that brought back our students from Wuhan, China, on Saturday 1 February 2020. This was among the first repatriation flights operated by SriLankan Airlines to bring back stranded Sri Lankan citizens.