Nalanda lifesavers honoured
Nalandians Lahiru Iroshan Ramanayake, Tharindu Wickramasinghe, Gihan
Kalana Bandara and Gayan Samarakoon were honoured at the Second National
Students Bravery Awards 2010 held at the Ministry of Education
(Back Row) - DIG Ashoka Wijethilake Esqr. Additional Sec
Ministry of Education H. U. Premathilake, MIC Life Saving
Nalanda College Manoj Ranawakarachchi, Founder President
Civilian Bravery Kasun Chandrarathne, Head Coach Nalanda College
Aquatic Sports and Life Saving Roshan Wijesinghe.
Nalanda College Life Saving Club has a proud history of 30 years of
conducting voluntary duties at Mt. Lavinia Beach on every Sunday and
hold responsibility for saving nearly 600 lives. (recorded rescues).
Nalanda College is the first school to join with the life saving
services in Sri Lanka.
Foundation of Civilian Bravery has been organizing the National
Bravery award ceremony for the Last 16 years and Student awards were
presented at the National event for 14 years before it became a separate
event for the last two years.
The Awards were presented for helping another to save lives in peril
which we believe it contributes the four student life Savers from
Nalanda College has saved more than 25 lives during the last year while
performing voluntary duties at Mt. Lavinia Beach.
(Front row From left) - Lahiru Iroshan Ramanayake (Capt. Nalanda Life
Saving Squad 2008) Tharindu Wickramasinghe (Capt. Nalanda Life Saving
Squad 2005-2007), Gihan Kalana Bandara (petrol Capt. Life Saving Squad
2009), Gayan Samarakoon (Capt. Nalanda Life Saving Squad 2009)