COLOMBO (News 1st):- The members of V Force participated in a life-saving training program this morning (February 01). The event was organized by V Force, together with the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management and Sri Lanka Life Saving.
The training program had been organized with the motive of setting up V-Force teams at divisional levels to assist disaster management teams at times of water-related disasters. The event was organized under the guidance of Sri Lanka Life Saving and was attended by its President Asanka Nanayakkara and a team of life-saving specialists.
The workshop was conducted in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management, better known as A-PAD, which aims at coordinating and supporting disaster preparedness, mitigation, disaster risk reduction, capacity building, and relief activities across Sri Lanka. The usage of lifesaving equipment had been explained during the event, while practical activities too had taken place.
A mock exercise of rescuing individuals if a boat capsizes in the sea was also conducted. V-Force members who received training up to Level One received certificates following the event.
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