Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Coast Guard educates fishermen in lifesaving
Fri, Jan 3, 2014, 01:54 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka Coast Guard has conducted a awareness program for the fisherman in life saving and survival techniques.

Coast Guard personnel attached to Sothern Region 'Rohana' at Mirissa conducted a lifesaving awareness programme for fishermen in Kottegoda Lunukalapuwa area on Tuesday (31st December 2013).

Over 50 fishermen participated in the programme which aims at minimizing the drowning accidents in sea.

The programme enlightened the fishermen on safety conditions of fishing boats, proper use of safety gears, life saving techniques and survival at sea.

Over 1,200 people die annually in Sri Lanka by drowning in seas and inland waters due to lack of awareness in safety matters and negligence, the Coast Guard says.

The fishermen were also educated on the repercussions of engaging in human smuggling, drug trafficking and vulnerability in taking sea passage to Australia.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Condé Nast Traveler features Sri Lankan string hopper mold
-- [39 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka accuses Canada of using Commonwealth funds as a political tool
-- [8 hours ago]
Commonwealth expresses disappointment at Canada's decision to suspend funds over Sri Lanka
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's main opposition to appoint co-organizers to some electorates
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan aviation authorities get two more applications to commence domestic air services
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Minister calls for a Commission to probe Buddhist extremist group and incidents against minorities
-- [9 hours ago]
Guaranteed price encourages big onion farmers in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka police arrest Chinese nationals for engaging in illegal activities
Road accidents claim 30 lives in Sri Lanka during New Year holidays
UN investigation on Sri Lanka to examine a broad range of information and evidence

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.