Navy installs water treatment plant in Thalawa
[July 31 2016]
A Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant was installed by the Sri
Lanka Navy in Thalawa Maha Vidyalaya on Friday (29th July 2016).
According to navy media sources the water treatment plant was installed
in the school premises as a part of Navy's community service programme
carried out with the intention of preventing Chronic Kidney Disease.
Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra
Wijegunaratne joined the opening ceremony of the RO plant online.
The RO plant installed by the Navy's Research and
Development Unit will enable 1800 children, 150 teachers of Thalawa Maha
Vidyalaya and 350 families in the surrounding area to get safe drinking
water. Thalawa is a region where a high prevalence of the CKD (Chronic
Kidney Disease) is recorded. The Navy intends to setup 50 more RO plants
in the North Central Province.
Members of the Maha Sangha, Commander North Central
Naval Area, principal, teachers, school children and a large number of
residents in the area were present at the handing over ceremony.