Six more Reverse Osmosis plants declared open for community use

Following the directives of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, the Sri Lanka Navy has been initiating a wide range of Community Development Projects for the wellbeing of the civilian population of the country. Accordingly, another 6 Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants, produced by the Navy’s Research and Development Unit at relatively low cost, were declared open in Anuradhapura, Vavuniya and Chilaw were declared open for community use recently.

Accordingly, these RO plants were installed and declared open in Anuradhapura and Chilaw Police Stations, village of Kappachchi and Mahakachchikudi Purana Gallen Viharaya in Vavuniya, Periya Ulukkulama Mamaduva Rajamaha Viharaya and Sri Sarananda Maha Piriwena in Anuradhapura.  

The financial provisions for the two RO systems set up at Anuradhapura and Chilaw Police Stations were made by the Police Headquarters and Sirasa Media Network funded the safe drinking water project in the village of Kappachchi. Meanwhile the Ministry of Buddha Sasana extended financial support for the projects carried out in Mahakachchikudi Purana Gallen Viharaya, Periya Ulukkulama Mamaduva Rajamaha Viharaya and Sri Sarananda Maha Piriwena.

This Community Service Project of the Sri Lanka Navy was first launched in villages of Poonewa and Kadawathrambewa on 22th December 2015 under the auspices of Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne. The initial target of the project was to install 50 RO systems by the end of year 2016. However due to the untiring commitment and efforts of the Navy’s Research and Development Unit they managed to set up 71 systems in areas which are prone to renal disease.  As such over 33,000 families and 25,000 school children are facilitated with safe drinking water as of today. Further, the Navy is determined to continue this noble task being an example to other departments and institutions of the country. Besides, this magnanimous effort of the Navy will immensely pave the way to eradicate the renal disease from Sri Lanka