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In the Driver’s Seat: Lakshi Sajintha Hewa Halpage

By Raisa Wickrematunge - Tue Mar 07, 11:56 pm

As March 8 is International Women’s Day, Groundviews will be featuring women (and men) who through their work challenge gender stereotypes, in keeping with this year’s theme, “Being bold for change.”

Our first profile is of Lakshi Sajintha Hewa Halpage, the first female expressway bus driver in Sri Lanka.

Lakshi Sajintha Hewa Halpage never thought she would become a bus driver. It remains an unusual career choice, given that it is a predominantly male-dominated profession in Sri Lanka.

Lakshi was not unfamiliar with the mechanics of driving. In fact, she was exposed to it at quite an early age as her father ran a garage and was used to driving several different vehicles, from trishaws to motorcycles….

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