The 02nd Coast Guard Global Summit (CGGS) was held in Tokyo, Japan on 20th & 21st November 2019 and SLCG delegation was headed by Rear Admiral GDAS WIMALATHUNGE, RWP, VSV, USP, nswc, MSc (DS) Mgt, the Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard participated the summit representing the country.
Sri Lanka Coast Guard Fast Patrol Boat (FPB), CG 410 handed over to LCdr WMCP Wanigasekara, Officer in Command on 17th November 2019 by the Commander Eastern Naval Area Rear Admiral PM Wickramasinghe, RWP, RSP, USP, ndc, MSc (NS & WS), nswc after successful completion of her refit at the SLN Dockyard Trincomalee.
Sri Lanka Coast Guard personnel attached to SLCG ‘Waruna’ conducted a special awareness programme for fishermen in Chilaw area at Chilaw fisheries centre on 08th November 2019. During the programme fishermen were educated on Sri Lanka Coast Guard role in fishery activities and existing fishing regulations. Total of 56 personnel participated for this programme including fishery officials, chair persons of fishery societies and fishermen in area.
Sri Lanka Coast Guard conducted a water safety awareness programme for the School children of Tamil Maha Vidyalaya – Dehiwala on 18th October 2019 as a part of Ratawenuwen Ekatasitimu (Let’s Stand Together for the country) Colombo District programme which was initiated under the directives of Presidential Secretariat Office.
Sri Lanka Coast Guard personnel on duty at Road block of Marine Drive - Wellawatta arrested two persons with 2 Kg of Kerala Cannabis whilst transporting by a vehicle in the evening on 23rd October 2019. Arrest made while moving towards Colombo and arrested Vehicle, Personnel and item handed over to Wellawatta Police Station for further investigation and legal actions.