A Reverse Osmosis plant is declared open in Sampathnuwara

As yet another project of the Sri Lanka Navy’s community service programmes carried out with the intention of preventing Chronic Interstitial Nephritis in Agricultural Communities (CINAC), a Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant was installed and ceremonially declared open at Sampathnuwara Maha Vidyalaya today (6). Making use of the latest technology, Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe joined the opening ceremony of the RO plant online.

Acting upon a concept of Commander of the Navy, Sri Lanka Navy’s Research and Development Unit had utilized their expertise and technical know-how to build and install 22 RO plants in areas where a high prevalence of the CINAC is recorded. Similarly, the RO plant declared open in Sampathnuwara will supply safe dinking water for over 525 children, 35 teachers of and 540 families in the area.

The Navy expects to setup more Reverse Osmosis plants that are produced according to the highest standard but at a relatively low cost by Navy’s Research and Development Unit, to fulfil the safe drinking water requirement of the school children across the country. Further, Navy’s Research and Development Unit was very much instrumental in developing mobile RO plants for the benefit of the school children in areas which are prone to Chronic Interstitial Nephritis. Moreover, initiatives were already taken for the production of solar powered RO plants instead of the electric ones, in near future.

The ceremony was attended by the Venerable Maha Sangha, Commander North Central Naval Area, Commodore Merril Wickramasinghe, senior officers, OIC of Welioya Police Station, Principal, Teachers, and school children of Sampathnuwara Maha Vidyalaya including a large number of residents in the area.