Army builds RO water treatment plants in Wanni
[June 15 2016]
President Maithripala Sirisena declared open a Reverse
Osmosis (RO) water treatment plant built by the Army at the Bogaswewa
resettled village in Vavuniya on Sunday (12th June 2016).
According to Army media sources the Army had
established three such water treatment plants in Ethawetunuwewa,
Veherathenna and Bogaswewa in the Vavunia region.
Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena
Hettiarachchi was also present at the occasion.
These much needed RO plants were installed in these
areas under the guidance of the Presidential Task Force for Prevention
of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This disease is widespread in the Wanni
region. The RO plants were installed with financial assistance from EAP
Media Network Ltd.
The RO plants were built by the troops of the Sri
Lanka Engineers and Corps of Engineer Services and costs Rs 25 m each.
Addressing the gathering President Maithripala
Sirisena underlined the need to eradicate Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
from the entire North Central and the Northern Provinces with the help
of new technology and the Presidential Task Force. He also recalled
various measures that were proposed during his tenure as the Minister of
Health under the previous government.
Ministers, Governor of the Northern Province,
Commander of the Army, officials of the Presidential Task Force and EAP
Media Network Ltd, senior military officers, state officials and a large
number of people were present at the inaugural ceremony.