The foundation stone was laid of the Rain Center by Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena Minister for Water Supply & Drainage on May 22nd 2013 at 14/12 New Parliaments Road, Palawatta. The ground floor of the rain center will be constructed with the funds donated by the NGO Water Decade Service. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed within 6 months.
Mr A. Abeygoonasekara, SecretaryMinistry of Water Supply & Drainage, Dr. Sunimal Ferenando Advisor to the President, Mr K Hettiarachchi, Mr Lal Premanath Chairman and General Manager of National Water Supply & Drainage Board, Dr Abudulai Kaikai Chief of WASH UNICEF, MrsVijitha Fernando Founder member of NGO Water Decade Service, Mr Adam Schmidt, Mr Trevor Hublin, and Ms Rehana Cuttilan from USAID, Mr Rodgers from S-lon Lanka Pvt Ltd and Board members of LRWH Chairman Dr C.S. Weeraratna, Mr M. Aheeyer, Ms Shanti Fernando, Mr Lahiru Perera and Mr Deva Happugodawere also present at the occasion.