Another Reverse Osmosis plant declared open in Kayts

The Sri Lanka Navy, under the able leadership of the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, conducts a wide range of community service projects for the benefit of the needy population in different parts of the country. The installation of Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants is one of the many noble efforts of the Navy, implemented in areas where a high prevalence of kidney disease is recorded. Making progressive strides with this initiative, an RO plant recently installed at St. Mary’s Church in Kayts was ceremonially declared open today (16).

Bishop of Jaffna, His Lordship Rt. Revd. Dr. Justin Bernard Gnanapragasam who was present at the opening ceremony highly appreciated this noble effort which is being implemented by the Navy throughout the country in view of saving the poor communities from the deadly renal disease. Further, he extended sense of gratitude to the Commander of the Navy for addressing this long felt need at the St. Mary’s Church in Kayts. In parallel with the proceedings of the ceremony, the Rev. Farther of St. Mary’s Church together with several other priests conducted a mass to evoke blessings on the Commander of the Navy and all naval personnel. Religious dignitaries, Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Jayantha De Silva, officers, sailors and a large number of devotees were also present on this significant occasion.

The Research and Development Unit of the Sri Lanka Navy, making use of their technological know-how, managed to produce and install this facility at the church premises within a short time span of two days. The financial provisions for the facility was made through the Naval Social Responsibility Fund. The compartment in which the facility is housed had been built by the naval engineers and the whole project was closely supervised by the Commander Northern Naval Area. The Navy had installed a total of 191 RO systems in different parts of the country thus far, facilitating 90,646 families and 70,200 school children with safe drinking water. Moreover, the Navy is determined to continue this project ahead and serve the needy people with clean drinking water, in areas which are prone to kidney disease.