Venue: @ Sri Lanka Coast Guard Life Saving Training School, Balapitiya
Aqua Club of Aquatic Resources Technology Degree Programme, Uva Wellassa University organized a five-day life saving training camp for undergraduates of Uva Wellassa University on 15th – 19th January, 2018 at the Sri Lanka Coast Guard Life Saving Training School, Balapitiya with the collaboration of Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) for the second time. The main objective of this workshop was to provide the practical exposure about the importance of lifesaving and improve the lifesaving skills of undergraduates.
Commander Mr. L.R.J. Gunawardena, officer in charge (OIC) of SLCG lifesaving training school was addressed in the inauguration ceremony about the importance and schedule of this five-day training. Further, he mentioned that end of the training session all the trainees required to face both practical and theory examinations for awarding the certificates. The SLCG life savers are qualified in following major categories; Bronze medal, Intermediate, Resuscitation and Basics. Twenty undergraduates participated to this training camp and among them 9 trainees were qualified for resuscitation level and others were qualified for basic level.
Mr. N.P.P. Liyanage, Head, Department of Animal Science, Uva Wellassa University addressed in the closing ceremony and he highly valued the contribution of SLCG for conducting this camp for the UWU students while appreciating the courage and dedication of the students regarding participation for the lifesaving training.
Mr. J.D.M. Senevirathna, Lecturer, Department of Animal Science coordinated this training programme with the support of committee members, Mr. P.C.B. Dias (Demonstrator) and Mr. H.N.S. Wijethunga (final year AQT student).