Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Police warn public against bathing in natural waters as drowning deaths mount
Sun, Apr 15, 2018, 11:05 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police request public to refrain from bathing in rivers and other such natural waters they are not familiar with as drowning incidents have increased in the recent past.

Police Media spokesman Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara said several drowning deaths have been reported lately.

According to the police 877 persons died from drowning and 727 deaths have been reported in 2017. In the first two months of 2018, 93 people have died from drowning.

Police Media Spokesperson says that most of these deaths are due to the carelessness of the victims.

The police warn that due to the prevailing rainy weather now, there is possibility of flash floods and sudden large water movements. Therefore, police request the public not to bathe in places that are not familiar to them and only get into the water and bathe in places where there are police lifeguards present.

The Police request the public to follow the instructions posted on the warning signs.

The Police Media Spokesman further said that the police lifeguards have rescued 94 lives in 2017 and 25 lives so far this year.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Another discussion between the President and the Prime Minister today to discuss cabinet reshuffle
-- [9 hours ago]
EU Court rules tortured Sri Lankan rebel eligible for 'subsidiary protection'
-- [9 hours ago]
Open warrant issued against Sri Lanka's former ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya
-- [9 hours ago]
SriLankan Aviation College launches partnership with Kingston University London
Youth Technopreneurship for Social Change: UNDP partners with NYSC, Cisco and Citi to conduct e-learning programs across Sri Lanka
Pakistan awards prestigious Jinnah Scholarships for 182 Sri Lankan youths
Over 200 Commonwealth entrepreneurs join Sri Lanka's breakfast meeting in London
Sri Lanka Coast Guard lifeguards save over 1000 lives
Pakistani investors in Sri Lanka to explore new investment opportunities
Speaker clarifies reports about cost for Parliament renovations, only Rs. 200 mn allocated

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, 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 LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.