Tokyo Cement presents water purification plants | Sunday Observer

Tokyo Cement presents water purification plants

6 September, 2020
The water purification plant
The water purification plant

Three villages in Poonakary (aka Pooneryn) in the Kilinochchi district were gifted with purified drinking water facilities by Tokyo Cement Group in partnership with the Re-Awakening Lanka organisation.

Over two-thousand residents in Veravil, Valaippaadu and Veerapandiyamunai, in Ponnaveli Grama Niladhari Division within the Poonakary AGA Division in Kilinochchi will now gain access to clean drinking water thanks to this project.  The project was carried out under the patronage and guidance of the Poonakary Divisional Secretariat.

Director, Tokyo Eastern Cement Co. and General Manager, Power and Energy, E. Kugapriya led the Tokyo Cement team which implemented the water purification solutions.  St. Anthony’s Hydro Division supported the project by designing a customised water purification solution after studying the hydrology of the area.  Tokyo Cement will also maintain and service the water purification plants for three years. 

Tokyo Cement Group sponsored the project with Appé Lanka, a rural development project by Re-Awakening Lanka. 

Founder and CEO of Re-Awakening Lanka and Appé Lanka, Mrs. Shaan Corea said, “In stage one of our project, 21 schools in the Poonakary Division were given safe drinking water within 18 months.

This was possible because so many people and organisations contributed in numerous ways to make it possible.”

Manager, Corporate Sustainability at Tokyo Cement, Salinda Kandapola said, “Our sister organisation, St. Anthony’s Hydro Division willingly supported us with their expertise in water purification technology which made this project a reality.”