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 Ravindra Wijegunaratne. The installation of Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants in areas that are prone to the kidney disease is one of the many such noble projects undertaken by the Sri Lanka Navy. Accordingly, 03 more RO units installed at the Army cantonment in Kokeliya, Vavuniya, 3rd Commando Regiment in Mundimuruppu and Mahamailankulama were declared open yesterday (July,29).
The financial allocations for the projects were made by the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease. The unit installed at Mahamailankulama is capable of processing drinking water for 750 families in the region. Meanwhile, the two facilities at the Army cantonments will provide safe drinking water for 1,600 army personnel attached to those respective army camps.
As a result of the engineering excellence of the Naval Research and Development Unit, the Navy has installed 239 RO plants across the country to date, facilitating over 114,766 families and 80,185 school children with safe drinking water. Further, the Navy is determined and will continue this noble effort setting up more RO plants in due course.