Saving lives remain as one of the most important task of any Coast Guard in the world. In keeping with the same standards, the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) commenced its lifesaving activities in the year 2009. With the dawn of peace, the tourism industry gradually began to develop and the number of tourist arrivals to the country increased rapidly.
Out of many tourist attractions, the country’s world renowned beautiful beaches remain as one of the most popular tourist destinations. Apart from the foreign tourists the number of local tourists who visit the beaches around the country has seen an unprecedented increase especially after the defeat of terrorism in 2009.
While enjoying the beaches and a swim in our amazing seas, we as the SLCG have a huge obligation as well as a responsibility to protect those who step into our beaches and seas. Keeping this very fact in mind and abiding by the SLCG ‘lifesaving’ motto: ‘We Save Lives”, the SLCG is looking forward with a clear vision of making our sea safer to all. With the rapid developments that are taking place in the ‘lifesaving’ field, the SLCG aims at providing the best ‘lifesaving’ assistance to the public in the future.