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Navy installs water treatment plant in Thalawa

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.

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