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President declares open water treatment plant at Jaffna University

President declares open water treatment plant at Jaffna University

[Oct 03 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open two water treatment plants (RO) installed by the Sri Lanka Navy at the precincts of the Jaffna University, on Sunday (02nd October).

The RO plants built by the Research and Development Unit of the Navy with funds from the Presidential Task Force on Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention were installed within a short period of time. The buildings which house these machines were also constructed by naval personnel.

The Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease was established with direct guidance and instructions of His Excellency in order to enhance facilities of welfare and preventative matters to patients affected with Chronic Kidney Disease. It is operational under the development and Special Project Division of Presidential Secretariat with the aim of harnessing and sharing knowledge, application of best practice, preventing occurrence and guaranteeing treatment and ensuring welfare of the affected through a process of coordination.

Sri Lanka Navy has installed 32 such RO plants in areas prone to renal disease across the island especially at schools. The plant is manufactured by the navy's Research and Development Unit at low cost.

Religious dignitaries including venerable members of the Maha Sangha, Governor of the Northern Province, Vice Chancellor of University of Jaffna, Commander of the Navy, Inspector General of Police, state officials, senior naval officers, university officials and undergrads were also present at the occasion.

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