Swiftwater Search and Rescue training concludes

Swiftwater Search and Rescue training concludes

Written by Staff Writer

23 Jan, 2019 | 8:11 pm

Colombo(News1st)- The Swiftwater Search and Rescue training programme which took place in Eluwankulama, Puttalam concluded today (January 23) with the participation of the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva and a number of Senior Officers of the Three Armed Forces.

This is the first time a high profile training of this calibre was carried out in Sri Lanka.

This training which focused on preparing military personnel and civilians to rescue victims during a disaster was conducted by specialists from the Search and Rescue divisions from Taiwan and Japan.

The participants who concluded the gruelling programme successfully were offered an internationally recognized certificate by Search and Rescue Advisory Group Level 1 – Search & Rescue.

The Swiftwater Search & Rescue training programme was conducted by the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Sri Lanka (A-PAD) in collaboration with the Foreign Ministry of Japan.

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