Coast Guard Saves Six
Life-savers attached to Sri Lanka CoastGuard (SLCG) life-saving posts in Mount Lavinia, Panadura and Coast Guard Life Saving Training School (LSTS), Balapitiya rescued five males and one female during four successful rescue attempts conducted over two consecutive days from19 to 20 October 2021 (last Tuesday and Wednesday), SLCG said. Two of the rescued, males (22 years and 15 years) were from Boralesgamuwa and Mount Lavinia and were rescued by SLCG life-savers operating from Mount Lavinia Beach.
They were transferred to the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital, SLCG said. Meanwhile, another two males (19 years and 16 years) from Panadura were rescued by SLCG lifesavers operating from Panadura Beach. And lastly, a 27-year-old male from Batapola and a 25-year-old female from Balapitiya were rescued by the LSTS emergency response life-saving team. Since the establishment of the SLCG after the LTTE war end on 18 May 2009, SLCG has rescued a total of 1,585; including 704 foreigners.SLCG functions under the Defence Ministry and its officers have been seconded by the Sri Lanka Navy.