COLOMBO (News 1st); The US Embassy in Colombo has taken an initiative to assist to enhance the first responders’ knowledge and skills among Sri Lankan lifesavers.
It is vital that lifesavers are equipped with proper knowledge, technology, and practice to take necessary action during sudden water-related accidents and disaster situations.
Sri Lanka Life Saving (SLLS) is the National body for life-saving and water safety-related activities in Sri Lanka.
The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Alaina B. Teplitz and other officials of the US Embassy has taken responsibility to personally examine the activities of SLLS and provide the necessary support to carry out their duties.
The Civil-Military Support Element (CMSE) of the Embassy has taken many measures to prevent drowning and other water-related accidents of civilians in Sri Lankan waters.
The SLLS team has received countless aid from the CMSE since 2019, which includes medical and first aid training, technical support, social media, and advertising training as well as the donation of medical first responder material.
Special training sessions were also held by officials of the CMSE on the proper maintenance and use of instruments, overseen by Director of the CMSE Tony Xu, Deputy Director Scott Anderson, Medical Advisor Nathan Greene.
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Written by Zulfick Farzan