Two more Reverse Osmosis plants declared open for community use
The Sri Lanka Navy has been implementing a wide range of community service projects under the visionary leadership of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral RavindraWijegunaratne. The installation of Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants in kidney prone areas is one of the many such noble projects undertaken by the Sri Lanka Navy. Taking further step ahead with this effort, two RO plants were declared open for community use in the villages of Palugaswewa in Anuradhapura and Bisobandaragama in Polonnaruwa on 18th March.
The two facilities in Palugaswewa and Bisobandaragama can produce safe drinking water for 460 and 600 villagers in those areas respectively. The Sri Lanka Navy’s Research and Development Unit produced the two installations utilizing the financial allocations of Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease. The Naval Civil Engineers constructed the compartment in which the RO systems are safely housed. The two projects were carefully supervised by the Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah and Commander North Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral Merril Wickramasinghe in respective naval commands.
Utilizing their expertise and technological know-how, the Sri Lanka Navy’s Research and Development Unit produced these 2 Reverse Osmosis plants. Incidentally, the Navy has successfully installed a total of 164 RO facilities across the country to date, facilitating over 77,985 families and 60,000 school children with safe drinking water provided free of charge. Further, the Navy is determined and will continue to set up more RO plants in due course.