1800 New water connections in Vellaveli!

On tuesday the 22nd of August 2017 we organised a small gathering in Vellaveli, this together with different stakeholders as part of the handing of the water connections to the community. Which is part of the Water Supply and Hygiene Promotion Project 2017 which is funded by Berendina and implemented by PALM Foundation.

A total of 1800 water connections have been made in the Vellaveli Division, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka.


The vice president of the school, where the event was held and where also a water connection was installed, opened the event proudly.


A lot of children took the time to take part in the event, as they are very happy that they have a piped water connection at their school now.


Our project manager Mr. A. Shakthiyan presenting the outcomes of the project during the event. We as PALM Foundation are very proud of him, all his good work and time that he has contributed to this project has not gone unnoticed.


A large water connection unit was officially opened at the government school in Vellaveli. Here some schoolboys are enjoying some fresh and clean water.

On the picture you can see (from left to right), the regional manager of the National Water Board Sri Lanka, Principle of the school, Mr. Kandeepan from PALM Foundation, Director of PALM Foundation Mr. Sunil Dombepola, Project Manager Mr. A. Shakthiyan, Mr. Thushanthan from the Disaster Management Center, representative of the local government, Mr. Vilwarathnam the Divisional Secretary of the Vellaveli Division, Officer in Charge Mr. Jegathepan of the Sri Lanka National Water Board, Community Facilitator Ms. Latha from PALM Foundation.


Opening of a new water connection at one of the houses in the community by the Director of PALM Foundation Mr. Sunil Dombepola.


Another water connection opened in the community, this time by Mr. Thushanthan from the Disaster Management Center of Sri Lanka.


Video of the opening of a drinking water tap for the first time:

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