A special Rescue Unit is being established for deployment during a disaster or any other emergency situation. Trained personnel will be absorbed into this Unit.
The fifth meeting of the National Council for Enterprise Management was held at Temple Trees today. The meeting was chaired by the President. It discussed at length the establishment of a Special Unit. Dire attention was paid to the non existence of a specialized team hitherto to rescue and ensure the safety of persons who confront disastrous situations. The President underscored the need for training special teams and deploying them at District and national level. Special attention has been directed to the rise in natural disasters within the Asian Zone. The President also drew his attention to prevent accidents caused by lightening. Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, Parliamentarians and Provincial Chief Ministers and Governors were among those present at this meeting.