Two Reverse Osmosis plants declared open at Vavuniya Campus
Under a visionary concept of the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, 2 Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants produced by the Navy Research and Development Unit were declared open yesterday (12, June) in the Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna.
Being alerted of the existing requirement of clean drinking water for the undergraduates of the Vavuniya Campus, Navy initially provided a mobile RO plant to address this sensitive matter and subsequently provided them with 2 RO systems installed at the campus premises, within short period of time.
The financial allocation for this meritorious act was extended by the Presidential Taskforce for Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease. The Presidential Taskforce for Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease initiated by H.E the President, has been installing RO plants in 11 districts of the country in a bid to provide safe drinking water for poor communities. Sri Lanka Navy also join hands with this noble effort by erecting low budget RO units in view of protecting thousands of precious lives of the school children and general public in areas where high prevalence of this disease is recorded.
Navy had installed 209 RO systems in different parts of the country facilitating over 102,085 families and 76,420 school children with safe drinking water to date. Besides, the Navy is determined to continue this magnanimous effort into the future in a bid to quench the thirst of public deprived of safe drinking water