Five more water treatment plants declared open
[Jan 24 2017]
Five Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatment plants
produced and installed by the Sri Lanka Navy in several parts of the
island were declared open on Monday (23rd January). Accordingly these RO
plants were installed at the Alakimbulawa Chethiyagiri Rajamaha Viharaya
in Padaviya and Madukanda in Vavunia, Thalawa in Polpithigama, Pallekale
and Pottuvil areas.
Navy's initiative will enable resident monks of
Chethiyagiri Rajamaha Viharaya and 350 families in the area, 400
families in Madukanda, 450 families in Thalawa, 600 families in
Pallekale and 680 families in Pottuvil areas easy access to safe
drinking water. Four of the five RO plants were installed with financial
assistance from the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Kidney
Diseases while the Ministry of Buddha Sasana had sponsored the RO
facility at the Chethiyagiri Rajamaha Viharaya.
So far 112 RO plants have been installed by the navy
in areas prone to chronic kidney disease in the country. Navy'
initiative has benefitted more than fifty thousand families and over
forty thousand school children living in backward areas to draw safe
drinking water for their daily consumption.