Accordingly, the Navy opened three RO plants installed in Beligalla village in Mahiyanganaya, Sri Dharmodhaya Pirivena in Girandurukotte and Nikawehera village in Polpithigama yesterday (9th Jan.).
With the installation of the plant in Beligalla over 280 families in the area will be facilitated with safe drinking water while the plant installed at the Dharmodhaya Pirivena in Girandurukotte providing safe drinking water for 35 monk-students following their Piriven Education at the temple and 800 families in the area. Similarly the plant installed in Nikawehera, Polpithigama will facilitate about 750 families in the area.
Meanwhile, the Navy opened two more RO plants in Rideemaliyadda and Thalakolaweva in Polpithigama, on Sunday (8th Jan.).
The Plant installed at the Rideemaliyadda Divisional Secretariat will support over 715 families in the area the plant installed in Thalakolaweva will support about 730 families.
The financial assistance needed for these projects was given by the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Kidney Diseases and the buildings where the systems are placed were constructed by the naval Civil Engineers under the careful supervision of Commander South Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe and Commander North Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Niraja Attygalle.
The Sri Lanka Navy’s Research and Development Unit has been extremely influential in producing and installing low-budget RO plants across the country utilizing their expertise, in a short span of time. As a result, the Navy had managed to install 96 RO plants in different parts of the country and facilitate over 45,130 families and 40,350 school children with safe drinking water to date.