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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is now an epidemic among the farmers of North Central and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka. In order to provide purified water to Ranpathvila village in Kahatagasdigiliya affected by CKD, the Netherlands Alumni Association of Lanka (NAAL) along with City of Velsen in the Netherlands initiated a project to install a Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Purification Plant which produces around 10,000 litres (10m3) a day, in the Ranpathvila village of Anuradhapura District.

This project which is solely funded by the City of Velsen in the Netherlands was implemented under the guidance of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board. This RO plant will supply safe drinking water for about 900 families in Ranpathvila village and it will also be supplying around 500 litres of clean purified drinking water free to the students of “Ranpathvila Maha Vidyalaya, Kahatagasdigiliya”.

The handing over ceremony of the (RO) plant was held recently at the “Randiya Community Base Organization” (CBO) premises. The members of the Netherlands Alumni Association of Lanka (NAAL), Chief engineer H A Jayasiri and officials of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board – Regional Office Anuradhapura, members of the “Randiya CBO”, Divisional Secretary and the Principal, students and teachers of the “Ranpathvila Maha Vidyalaya, Kahatagasdigiliya” were present at the occasion.

The Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Purification Plant was supplied, installed and will be maintained by A B C Trade and Investment s (Pvt) Ltd.