24th February 2017 04:10:06 Hours
The Polonnaruwa Branch of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) conducted a two day First Aid awareness program at the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) during 18 - 19 February for the benefit of all ranks.
45 other ranks serving all formations under the SFHQ-E listened to the lecture which elaborated on all kinds of measures that need to be taken during an accident, sudden injury or wounds and how the casualties could be treated, prior to moving them to a hospital or for a medical facility.
Sri Lanka Red Cross conducted this awareness programme to educate Army personnel on life-saving measures.
A panel of resource personnel of the SLRCS Polonnaruwa Branch, Chairman Mr Gamini Nandakumara, Branch Executive Officer Mrs Samanthi Wijekoon, Mr Senaka Randeniya and Mr Jayalal Jayawardane of the SLRCS actively contributed to the two-day awareness programme.