Reverse Osmosis plant installed at Mahanama Maha Vidyalaya in Thirappane bestowed on school children

Implementing yet another community service programme of the Sri Lanka Navy, a Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant was installed at Mahanama Maha Vidyalaya in Thirappane, considering the hardships faced by the students of the school and residents in the area. Accordingly, the newly installed RO system was declared open by the Commander North Central Naval Area, Rear Admiral Merril Wickramasinghe at the school premises today (4).

This RO plant was set up, utilizing the expertise and technical know-how of the Sri Lanka Navy along with the sponsorship of the Firefly Mission Singapore Institute, in an area where a significant number of renal disease patients have been identified. However as a result of this latest installation, over 1,200 students and 75 teachers of Mahanama Maha Vidyalaya and 750 families in the area will be benefited with safe drinking water. The occasion also marks as the third instance that Firefly Mission Singapore Institute extended their sponsorship for this worthy cause.

The Sri Lanka Navy’s Research and Development Unit has been extremely influential in producing and installing 86 RO plants in areas across the country, where a high prevalence of the Chronic Interstitial Nephritis in Agricultural Communities (CINAC) is recorded, for the benefit of over 40,600 families and 34,200 school children. Further, they will also continue this noble cause undertaking a wide range of community service projects in the future. The occasion was attended by the Venerable Maha Sangha, senior officers, Principal, staff members and school children of Mahanama Maha Vidyalaya and a large number of residents of the area as well.