The US Embassy in Colombo has donated life saving safety equipment to Sri Lanka Life Saving, the national body said on Friday.
“We are committed to conduct our activities more effectively and efficiently with this equipment,” Asanka Nanayakkara, the president of Sri Lanka Life Saving said.
He emphasized that the national body on life saving and water safety is now focused on preventing drowning instead of only saving lives.
Equipment donated by the US Embassy at the Bentota beach included rescue rings, throw bags, helmets, and outboard motor engines used for inflatable rescue boats.
“This is a symbol of our friendship over the last 70 years between the Sri Lanka government and the US government and with the people of Sri Lanka,” Alaina B. Teplitz, the US Ambassador said.
She added that the embassy is focused on making a difference in people’s lives, be it healthcare, disaster management or lifesaving.