Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Department of Wild Life Conservation entered in to a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on operation and training procedures of Wave Rider Inshore Patrol Craft acquired from Sri Lanka Navy by Wild Life Conservation Department for assisting whale watching regulatory operations at Mirissa.
The 15th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Working Level Meeting was ceremonially inaugurated on 09th July 2019 at Hilton Hotel, Colombo. The occasion was graced by the State Minister of Defence Hon Ruwan Wijewardana as the Chief Guest on the invitation of Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunge, RWP, VSV, USP, nswc, MSc (DS) Mgt and there are 42 delegates from 22 countries participating for this important event for the next two days.
The Committee on Public Accounts of the Parliament has recognized Sri Lanka Coast Guard as one of the state institutions which has achieved a high level of performance for compliance with the financial regulations and performance guidelines for the financial year 2017. A Golden trophy along with a certificate of recognition for the same was received by the Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunge, RWP, VSV, USP, nswc, MSc (DS) Mgt Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard at the Awarding Ceremony held at BMICH on 05th July 2019.
Sri Lanka Coast Guard which is functioning under the Ministry of Defence hosts this year’s two major events of Asian Coastguard Agencies. the Working Level Meeting (WLM) and the High-Level Meeting (HLM) of the 15th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting (HACGAM) scheduled from 08th to 11th July and 07th to 10th October this year respectively in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is the first time Sri Lanka Coast Guard hosting this multilateral meeting and expecting participants from 22 member countries including one associate member and two observer organizations for the HACGAM.
ආසියානු වෙරළ ආරක්ෂක ප්රධානීන්ගේ සමුළුවේ (Head of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting – HACGAM) 15 වන සැසි වාරය ආරක්ෂක අමාත්යාංශය යටතේ ක්රියාත්මක වන ශ්රි ලංකා වෙරළ ආරක්ෂක දෙපාර්තුමේන්තුවේ ප්රධානත්වයෙන් රටවල් 22 ක වෙරළ ආරක්ෂක ආයතන, අනුබද්ධ සමාජික ආයතනයක් හා නිරීක්ෂණ සංවිධාන දෙකක සහභාගිත්වයෙන් ශ්රි ලංකාවේදී පැවැත්වීමට සියළු කටයුතු සම්පාදනය කර ඇත. ඒ අනුව එහි ක්රියාකාරි මට්ටමේ නියෝජිතයන්ගේ රැස්වීම (Working Level Meeting) 2019 ජුලි මස 08 වන දින සිට 11 වන දින දක්වාත් ආයතන ප්රධානින්ගේ රැස්වීම (High Level Meeting) 2019 ඔක්තෝබර් මස 07 වන සිට 10 වන දක්වාත් කොළඹදී පැවැත්වීමට සැලසුම් කර ඇත.
The Vice Commandant of Japan Coast Guard Vice Admiral Katsuyuki ICHIMI who is on an official visit to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunge, RWP, VSV, USP, nswc Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard on 01st July 2019 at Sri Lanka Coast Guard Rear Headquarters, Wellawatte
The Regional Maritime Law Enforcement (RMLE) Instructor Development Course – Phase I successfully completed today at Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Advanced Training Center (ATC), Mirissa. There were twenty seven (27) participants for the two (02) weeks course from regional law enforcement agencies namely Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka and course was conducted by four (04) instructors each from US Coast Guard International Division’s Mobile Training Branch and SLCG. The course was sponsored by the Export and Related Border Security (EXBS) programme of US Embassy.