Following the directives of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, the Sri Lanka Navy has been implementing a number of community service programmes for the benefit of the general public across the country. As part of one such initiatives, two Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants were installed and offered to the use of the Sangha today (29) at the Buddhasravaka Bhikkhu University of Anuradhapura. The new facility is capable of prossing safe drinking water for over 450 Bhikkhus following their higher education at the university.
The financial provision for the RO system, set up in close proximity to the old and new building complexes of Bhikkhu Unniversity, was made by the Presidential Task Force on Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention while its construction was undertaken by Sri Lanka Navy’s Research and Development Unit. Realizing the grave need for having more Reverse Osmosis plants in areas which are prone to Chronic Interstitial Nephritis, Sri Lanka Navy’s Research and Development Unit is very much instrumental in developing more RO systems for the use of needy people. Accordingly they had installed 29 systems across the country to date. Further, the Navy had initiated a timely progrmme to make the general public aware of Chronic Interstitial Nephritis in Agricultural Communities (CINAC) to coincide with the installation of RO plants.