Yet another phase of the Navy’s Community Service Project which is operated under the directives of the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, came to its successful end today (27) as 2 Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants were declared open for community use in the villages of Silwathgama, Galewela and another 2 units in Dekethipothana, Horowpothana and Naval Agricultural and Livestock Project, Trincomalee.
The Navy’s Research and Development Unit utilized their expertise to produce and install these 2 facilities along with the financial provision made by the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Kidney Diseases. Accordingly, over 1,300 families in those villages are now facilitated with safe drinking water provided free of charge as a result of these installations.
The Research and Development Unit of the Navy remains extremely influential in terms of undertaking these kinds of projects to provide innocent people with safe drinking water, in the areas where a high prevalence of the renal disease is recorded. They have successfully installed 78 RO units in different parts of the county to date, for the benefit of 35,800 families and 27,000 school children. Further, the Navy is determined to continue this noble task being an example to other departments and institutions of the country as well. Besides, the Navy believes that this magnanimous effort will immensely pave the way to eradicate the renal disease from Sri Lanka.