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Friday, December 07, 2012 - 9.26 GMT

Civil aviation centenary celebrations today


Sri Lanka civil aviation sector celebrates its 100th anniversary today (7).

The first aeroplane performed its first successful flight at the Race Course Grounds in Colombo on December 7, 1912.

It was made by two Frenchmen George Verminie and Marc Poorp, who arrived in Sri Lanka on a ship. The Civil Aviation Ministry will issue four postage stamps along with institutions affiliated to the civil aviation sector.

A book authored by Captain Elmo Jayawardena to mark Sri Lanka's centenary of aviation will also to be launched at this ceremony.

Arrangements are also in place to hold a prize giving ceremony to distribute prizes among winners in the art competition held under the theme Conquering the Blue Sky (Nil Ahasa Jayaganimu).

The art competition was held under six age categories and 15 selected students from each category will receive certificates.






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