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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2489

Fishermen from the North benefit by Coast Guard Awareness Program

Colombo, 29 November, (Asiantribune.com):

Coast Guard personnel attached to the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Northern Region recently conducted an awareness program for fishermen at Point Pedro.

The awareness program was held for fisher folk in Kottadi, Point Pedro.

The program was conducted to educate fishermen on duties of Coast Guard, importance of life saving equipment, first aid, basic safety measures to follow when sailing, importance of fishermen's profession and their contribution to the country.

Fishermen in Kottadi who attended the program responded positively and showed much interest, the sources said.
They were also educated on fishing monitoring duties conducted by the Coast Guard from Point Pedro to Thondamannar.

Jaffna District Assistant Director of Fisheries N Ganesh Moorthi and over 30 local fishermen participated.
Meanwhile, SLCG lifeguards were briefed by Australian lifesaving experts.

A refresher program was conducted by officials from the Life Saving Victoria (LSV) Australia for the Coast Guard Bronze Medallion Life Guards.

The Australian trainers have been instrumental in imparting latest lifesaving techniques and advanced methods to Coast Guard lifeguards during the training session.

Twenty two Coast Guard Bronze medallions participated at the refresher program. They were trained by officials from Life Saving Victoria.

- Asian Tribune -

Fishermen from the North  benefit by Coast Guard Awareness Program
Fishermen from the North  benefit by Coast Guard Awareness Program
Fishermen from the North  benefit by Coast Guard Awareness Program
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