Sri Lanka Coast Guard deployed life savers in 09 lakes in Anuradapura to provide life saving and other necessary assistance to the thousands of Buddhist devotees thronging to the sacred city on pilgrimages in view of Poson festival. The Sri Lanka Coast Guard together with Sri Lanka Navy has taken steps to ensure the water safety of the pilgrims. All life saving teams are being kept standby near the lakes of Nuwara, Abhaya, Nachchiyaduwa, Mahakanadarawa, Basawakkulama, Rajanganaya, Balalu, Kala and Mahawilachchiya in order to assist them in an emergency.
Life Guards with lifesaving equipment deployed on 06th June 2017 and will remain in aforesaid lakes until terminate the festival season.
Each life saving team is comprised with 03 qualified life savers and 03 Sri Lanka Navy personnel.