Year:   2014 to 2015
Area:   Pulawela Village, Mahaoya, Ampare
Population in Village:   198 families
Funded by:   GCJ headed by Hon. Shoo Iwasaki & GCI with the generous support of Mr. Giorgio Armani’s Acqua for Life
Current Status:     Before we commence the project, this village has lot of water deices specially there were so many kidney patients. Within a year we were able to finish this project and we supplied drinkable water for all the people in that village. We were able to reduce these health hazards and now the health officer in that village informed us all the people are safe and it is very rare to see a patient on water based deices. 

First Smart Water Supply Project at Pulawala village in the Maha Oya, Ampara district of Sri Lanka

Our first Smart Water Supply Project of Green cross was executed in Pulawala village in the Maha Oya, Ampara district of   Sri Lanka. Pulawala village is located in dry zone in Sri Lanka where has low annual rainfall. The project was implemented by collaborating with Green Cross Japan, and the Acqua for Life partnership with Giorgio Armani.
Commencement of the preparation of the project activities took place in February 2014 consequent to the negotiations conducted by Mr. Tom Kawamoto, Assistant to President of Green Cross Japan as directed by Hon.  Shoo Iwasaki, President of Green Cross Japan with  Ms. Marie  Laure  Vercanbre, Director of  Water for  Life  Program of  Green  Cross  International situated in Geneva Switzerland on procurement of funds for  water  related project to be implemented by the  National  Organization of  Green  Cross  Sri Lanka, established in  2005 as the  28th  member.  It is also very significant that the organization was engaged in the conservation, protection, and maintenance of the natural environment of the island possessing very high biodiversity. Consequent to the approval by the  Advisory Board of  Green  Cross  Sri Lanka headed by the  Dr. Jagath Seneviratne, President,  the document along with the budget proposal were referred to  Green  Cross  International with the recommendation of  Green  Cross  Japan for grant of funds for implementation of the proposal.
The construction work was started on 01st of July 2014 and we have completed all the work of the project relating to the Action Plan & quotation on 12th September 2015 and it was handed over to the Mahaoya Pradeshiya Sabha and Nildiya Community Base Associate for maintenance and distribution of water to the families of the village. There are now 198 households (with over 1,000 residents in all) benefiting from the new system.  Prior to the completion of the water project, the residents were in an environment where dirty and unsafe water could not be secured. Available water was highly contaminated, and many residents who drank continuously became ill with contaminated water, such as diarrhea and cholera.