October 09, 2019
A four-day lifesaving training programme was conducted by Sri Lanka Coast Guard in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Life Saving (SLLS) and Life Saving Victoria (LSV) – Australia and the Sri Lanka Navy, recently. According to Coastguard media, more than 120 life savers from the Army, Navy, Sri Lanka, Air Force, Police, Civil Security Department, schools, clubs and Coast Guard attended the programme held at the Coast Guard’s Advanced Training Center in Mirissa.
The training prgramme has been held with the aim to uplift the standards of Life Savers in the country and to ensure upholding the national drowning prevention initiative pioneered by Presidential Secretariat.
The training module was mainly focused on a number of important aspects including, beach safety awareness, Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Driver training, inland patrol operations and female lifesaving development training.
Participants were presented certificates by the Life Saving Victoria (LSV) – Australia during a ceremony. The Deputy Director General SLCG, Commodore YMGB Jayathilaka and the Asia Pacific President of International Life Saving Federation (ILS), Mr. Norman Farmer were present at the ceremony.