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Reverse Osmosis plant at St. Joseph’s College declared open in Anuradhapura

Navy news 2017.01.25On directives of the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, the Sri Lanka Navy has been conducting a range of social responsibility projects throughout the country.

As part of the magnanimous initiative of installing Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants in kidney-prone areas, Commander North Central Naval Area, Rear Admiral Meril Wickramasinge declared open an RO plant facility at the St. Joseph’s  College, Anuradhapura yesterday (25).

The newly installed facility is capable of providing safe drinking water for 3,250 school children, 138 teachers and 28 non-academic staff members of the school. The financial contribution needed for the installation of the RO plant was given by the Navy’s Social Responsibility fund.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Navy’s Research and Development Unit had produced this cost effective RO system utilizing their expertise, in a short span of time. Incidentally, the Navy has installed a total of 113 RO facilities across the country thus far facilitating over 50,455 families and 43,850 school children with safe drinking water provided free of charge.

The Navy is also determined to set up a number of RO plants in due course in order to assist poor community in kidney-prone areas. Venerable Maha Sangha, Priest of the Church in the area, Principal and staff of the St. Joseph’s College, senior officers, sailors, school children, parents and a large number of residents were also present on this occasion.

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