Training School

Sri Lanka Coast Guard Life Saving Training School – Balapitiya was established in the year 2012. Since the establishment of the school more than 1500 qualified life savers have been trained.

This school is the only lifesaving training school of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Sri Lanka as well.


Whoever you see in distress recognize him as a fellow being


To enable Coast Guard personnel to carry out life saving duties as life savers, produce qualified lifesaving instructors and to reduce drowning and water related accidents.


To Develop and recommended best practices in drowning prevention, aquatic life saving, recovery and emergency care.

Teach life saving and establish educational exchanges of aquatic life saving techniques and operations.

Exchange medical and scientific experiences in the field of aquatic life saving and drowning prevention.

Promote and organize lifesaving sports and aquatic life saving competitions in order to stimulate the interest of competitors to improve their ability and willingness to save people who are in danger in an aquatic environment.

Encourage the conduct of training and development of standards available to the whole aquatic life saving world for drowning prevention, lifesaving and lifesaving sports.

Promote uniformity concerning equipment, information, symbols and laws for control and regulation within the aquatic environment.


The Lifesaving Training School inaugurated its training by starting a Basic Level lifesaving course on 12th November 2012 with 12 numbers of trainees. Presently the School is facilitated with one classroom which can accommodate 30 trainees, multi-media equipment and training material for the proper conduct of lifesaving courses. In addition to that, qualified instructors and examiners are there to conduct lifesaving courses. Theoretical and practical knowledge is given to trainees by using available resources and equipment to perform as a confident life savers. Swimming training is conducted at the SLNS Nipuna swimming pool and sea swimming practices are conducting at the Balapitiya beach. All lifesavers are trained at the Madampa river as well to build confidence to carry out duties in any environment.

Not only Coast Guard personnel but members of the tri forces and civilians are also provided training at LSTS Balapitiya. The Mobile Training Team of the school, conducts one day and two days lifesaving awareness programs all over the country.


Basic level certificate

Resuscitations level certificate

Intermediate level certificate

Bronze level certificate

Junior instructor certificate