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Insee Cement provides drinking water for schools

A student of  Medhananda Kanishta Vidyalaya drinks water, after the commissioning of  the treatment plant.
A student of Medhananda Kanishta Vidyalaya drinks water, after the commissioning of the treatment plant.

On October 4, World Children’s Day, Insee Cement conducted programs for the children of Wanathawilluwa and Puttalam to inspire them to lead healthy lifestyles.

Chief Executive Officer of Insee Cement Lanka, Nandana Ekanayake said, “We take pride in having enriched the lives of the communities in Puttalam and Aruakkalu for over three decades.

We maintain the Sanstha Cement Preschool in Eluwankulam and provide transport facilities for children in remote villages to get to school every day.

“We also maintain Medical Centre facilities for the communities in the area to make their lives safer,” he said.

In Wanathawilluwa, Insee Cement partnered with the Divisional Secretariat and Samurdhi Development and 400 children in eight schools benefited from the program aptly titled Hodama-de Lamayanta (Best for kids).

The event at the Divisional Secretariat, Wanathawilluwa, pivoted around a debate on the topic of whether prevention of drug and alcohol abuse is the responsibility of the community or the government. The top two finalists who emerged were Bandaranayakapura Maha Vidyalaya and Mailankulama Maha Vidyalaya.In Puttalam, the Children’s Day was celebrated with Insee Cement commissioning its Reverse Osmosis water treatment plant that would provide the children attending Medhanandaya Kanishta Vidyalaya (opposite the cement plant) with clean drinking water.

School Principal Sarath Bandara said, “The Insee team supported us by providing the RO (Reverse Osmosis) water treatment plant and we are forever thankful to the Insee team for this good deed.”

Plant Manager Chinthaka Thuduwewatta said, “Clean drinking water is an important necessity in the area and we can see how much this means to the schoolchildren and the teachers.” 

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