Colombo, August 16 (Xinhua): The Sri Lanka China Buddhist Friendship Association together with the Chinese Embassy in Colombo, have donated a drinking water purification plant to the Moragollagama village, in Kurunegala, in Sri Lanka’s North Western Province.
A statement from the Chinese Embassy on Thursday said that the water purification facility is the fourth such facility donated by the Chinese Embassy to a remote village in Sri Lanka.
Moragollagama consists of 150 families, most of whom are living below the poverty line. Due to the scarcity of pure water in the area, villagers have to walk 10 kilometres to get water for their daily needs.
The new water purification facility will offer pure water free of charge to the villagers.
The Minister of Buddha Sasana, Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, speaking at the launch ceremony thanked China for its assistance and said that the government is looking forward to further strengthening ties and cooperation between China and Sri Lanka.
(The featured image at the top shows Sri Lankan village kids enjoy a glass of pure water from the purifying plant donated by China. Photos are by Thusitha)