This project under the banner “Puritas Sath Diyawara” is the key Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative undertaken by the Hayleys Group at a cost of Rs. 21 million covering a total of six villages in the financial year 2014/2015.
Puritas (Pvt) Ltd commissioned its first Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant in D10 Maithreepura, Padaviya under their CSR project, ‘Puritas Sath Diyawara’ on the 15th of August 2014 and later commissioned the opening of three more plants on the 10th of March 2015.
Funded, designed and constructed by the Haycarb group, under the guidance of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board, this plant will provide purified potable water for approximately 5000 villagers in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. This will directly contribute to the efforts to mitigate the spread of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in the area and uplift the socio-economic conditions of the people of that region.
Studies indicate that an approximately 400,000 people are currently affected by CKD, of which men between the ages of 15 – 60 years are the most vulnerable. Providing purified water is found to be the key solution not only to eliminate CKD but to reverse the effects of those affected by it.
This project will also reach out to the people of the North Central Province, via livelihood development activities, health camps, knowledge dissemination activities and education.