The Mobile training team of Sri Lanka Coast Guard Life Saving Training School conducted several life savings and drowning prevention awareness workshops for civilians in Veththalakeni, Point Pedro, Kareinagar, Kayts and Delft area on 24th, 25th, 26th, 28th and 29th August 2019 respectively. These workshops were initiated under the directives of Presidential Secretariat Office as a part of ‘Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu’ Jaffna district programme.
These awareness workshops were conducted with the aim of educating civilians, specially fishing community basically on water safety, drowning prevention and first aid. There were total of around 350 civilians participated and benefitted by the event. In addition, representatives from presidential secretariat, local government, divisional secretariat and many other governmental officials were also present.