Amãna Takaful PLC (ATL) organized a training programme on road safety in partnership with the Eravur Traffic Police recently at the Vantharumul Madhya Maha Vidyalaya in Sittandy.
Close to 100 student traffic controllers together with their teachers were seen participating in this exceptionally well organized event that brought about participants from many schools in the locality.
This event which included a lecture on road safety rules followed by a practical session on traffic control was seen as a very timely initiative in creating road safety awareness amongst the students.
The programme for the day consisted of a lecture on basic traffic instructions and a practical training session and a follow up discussion conducted by Sudath Thenuwara, OIC-Traffic Branch, Eravur together with his team. This was followed by a presentation that consisted of accident awareness videos.
Commenting on this timely initiative, Sumedha Mirihana, Manager - Marketing Activations, ATL said, “Sri Lanka records one of the highest death rates by road accidents annually, mainly due to the negligence of the drivers, riders and the pedestrians. ATL as an establishment and as a responsible insurer that places great value on human life has a greater social responsibility towards awareness creation. This was seen as one of the ways that we could intervene to create awareness amongst the students by linking them with the traffic police divisions for greater knowledge sharing. We hope to carry out more programmes of this nature in future, and also take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to the Eravur Traffic Police for their support and assistance.”
Also commenting on the event, Sugath Tenuwara said, “We are indeed thankful to ATL for this timely initiative, it is of high importance that road safety awareness is created and these rules and regulations are introduced to the children from a young age. We would like to propose that this initiative be continued and this be rolled out to other police divisions as well.”