President declares open 250th RO water treatment plant in
President Maithripala Sirisena ceremonially declared
open the 250th Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatment plant installed at
the Morakewa Sri Saddarmajothikarama temple premises at Ritigahawewa,
Horowpothana this morning (10th Sunday, September).
The Presidential Task Force for Prevention of Chronic
Kidney Disease and the Sri Lanka Navy has been engaged in this noble
initiative of installing RO plant since December 2015, in keeping with the President's vision
of 'Wellbeing for All'.
Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Duminda Dissanayake,
Minister of Rural Economic Affairs Hon. P Harrison, Chief of Defence
Staff, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne and Commander of the Navy Vice
Admiral Travis Sinniah were also present at the occasion. Coinciding
with the main event, the President also bestowed 10 more RO plants
for the public in the Anuradhapura District through an online virtual
Installation of RO plants in areas that are prone to
kidney disease is one of the many noble projects undertaken by the
Sri Lanka Navy. The project was initially funded by the contributions of
The RO plants are produced by the Navy's Research and
Development Unit. With funding from the Presidential Task Force on
Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), the Navy has installed these RO
plants in many parts of the island, facilitating more than 119,000
families and over 81,500 school children with safe drinking water.
Sri Lanka Navy's initiative in providing water
treatment plants (RO) to areas that are most prone to Chromic Kidney
Disease (CKD) has been widely recognized.