German Embassy assists schools in Anuradhapura to obtain purified drinking water

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Seneru Sisu Saviya Foundation was the first recipient of a grant under the German Embassy Micro Projects Scheme. The foundation will implement a project of installation of purification units in schools in the Anuradhapura District. 

The schools have been selected after the water was tested for arsenic and other contaminants. Altogether 13 schools will benefit from this project and have water purifiers fitted. 

The agreement for Rs. 1.9 million was signed on 5 March between Deputy Ambassador Andreas Berg and Seneru Sisu Saviya Foundation President Dr. Neranjan Elkawela and Committee Member Gaminithilaka.

Ambassador Joern Rohde mentioned that the German Embassy was keen to provide this assistance in combatting the chronic kidney disease issue in Anuradhapura District. He added that he looked forward to seeing the purifiers in use at these schools once completed.