Jinasena (Pvt.) Limited, one of the leading water management systems and solutions providers in Sri Lanka, is observing a growing demand for its water purification solutions as the country intensifies its battle against chronic kidney disease (CKD) which has been linked to contaminated or unfiltered water.
As a water management systems and solutions provider, Jinasena is able to provide solutions for raw water treatment, waste water treatment and sewage treatment. The company offers a range of products including reverse osmosis (RO) plants, chemical dosing pumps, aeration systems, UV sterilizers, water softeners, iron remove and purifiers together with services that include water filter services, water filter installations and water sample testing. The company carries out potable water sample testing for chemical and physical parameters through two laboratories in Colombo and Anuradhapura. Both facilities provide full chemical and physical water testing using HATCH (USA) laboratory equipment and reagents.
Jinasena has been carrying out installation of large water purification plants since 2005 in various parts of the island.
Over the past three years alone, the company has successfully carried out over 60 water purification projects for a variety of organisations. A large number of these projects were water treatment plants in communities and villages affected by CKD in rural parts of the island, funded by local and foreign NGOs as part of their development programmes in the country.
Similarly, several large Lankan corporates also funded similar water purification projects as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes while projects have also been implemented in armed forces camps.
Expressing her views on the current trend in the market, Jinasena (Pvt) Limited Manager Water Purification Purnima Weerakoon stated, “Sri Lanka is in the middle of a serious battle with CKD in various parts of the island. While treating those affected by the disease is one part of the battle, we must also put a great effort to provide clean drinking water, free of contaminants, to those who have not yet been affected.
This latest trend of large corporates, local and foreign NGOs and charity organisations to focus on this challenge is a much-needed shot in the arm in the fight to minimize the damage caused by CKD in the lives of these individuals. In fact, our latest project is one by a British-based foundation that is also about the setting up a water treatment plant that will provide clean water to about 250 families in Padaviya.”