Introduction to First Aid with the Red Cross Movement of Sri Lanka

Explore the Legacy of First Aid with Sri Lanka Red Cross Society

Delve into the rich history of first aid through the lens of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS). Founded in 1936, SLRCS has been a stalwart presence in Sri Lanka, providing vital first aid services for over 75 years.

The roots of our commitment to first aid trace back to the founding of the International Committee of Red Cross in 1883. Inspired by the experiences of conflict in Solferino, Italy, this movement has evolved into the world’s largest humanitarian organization, spanning 187 countries.



At SLRCS, First Aid is more than just a service—it’s a holistic approach to addressing the physical and psychological needs of the injured, their families, and our dedicated volunteers. Through comprehensive training and community outreach, we equip individuals with the skills and knowledge to respond effectively to emergencies.


Whether you’re seeking training or assistance, SLRCS is here to support you on your journey to safety and well-being. Explore our range of first aid programs and resources, and discover how you can become a part of our mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering across Sri Lanka.