Lanka Academy of Technological Studies (Private) Ltd. was established in February 2002 to offer quality training to Sri Lanka and foreign students at affordable rates. We are registered as a public liability company and are approved by the Directorate of Merchant Shipping in Sri Lanka to conduct marine courses that are tabled below.
The academy employs qualified lecturers and is managed by a pioneer in maritime training in Sri Lanka, Capt. E.S.M.Senenayake who obtained MSc in maritime training from World Maritime University - Malmo, Sweden. He has been responsible in commencement of Marine Short Courses in Sri Lanka and is a founder member of the two other Maritime Training Institutes in Sri Lanka.
Lanka Academy of Technological Studies obtained ISO 9001 2000 Standard that is mandatory for maritime training academies at its inception.
Marine Safety Courses  
These courses are mandatory for all seafarers to start a carrier at sea. All courses are approved by the Directorate of Merchant Shipping and successful candidates are issued with interna-tionally valid certificates and for period of 5 years from the date issued. Trainees are required to produce a medical certificate to follow training which involves rigorous physical activity including swimming, diving and fire fighting. The CDC or Passport is required to be pro-duced at the time of registration.
Trainees are required to abide by the safety rules and regulations of the Academy during their stay at the academy. The certificate is issued to successful candidates who has attended all the sessions of the course and have passed the written and practical tests conducted by the academy.
The academy is located at 542, Gall Road, Panadura, Sri Lanka on the main road to Galle from Panadura, close to Panadura Private Bus Deport. It is also close to the Panadura Rail-way Station.
There is no specified qualification required, but it is expected that all learners will be able to read and write Sinhala or Tamil and have a working knowledge of English. The courses will be conducted in English with translations in Sinhala and Tamil as required. Student notes are issued for each course.
Note: Accommodation could be provided at a cost of 150/= Rs. per day subject to provision of a Police report from the trainee's residential area.
List of Courses
Elementary First Aid
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
Personal Survival Techniques
Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities
Tanker Familiarization
Refresher Course – Deck Ratings
Refresher Course – Engine Ratings
Advanced Training in Fire Fighting
Proficiency in Survival Crafts and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats
Medical First Aid
Crowd Management, Passenger Safety and Safety Training for Personnel providing Direct Services to Passengers in Passenger Spaces
Proficiency in Crisis Management and Human behaviour Training including Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity Training.
Catering Rating Training
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