Shop owners of Vavuniya and the residents of the area stated a protest in front of the Vavuniya PHI office today.
They protested against PHI officers arresting 7 businessmen who provided purified water for a nominal price and closing their businesses.
This drinking water selling centre has been set up as a remedy to stop the fast spreading kidney disease in the Vavuniya district.
A purified litre of water is sold at Rs. 3 by this drinking water outlet.
The residents stated that the drinking water outlet is a solution to their drinking water problem as well as a remedy to stop the spreading of kidney disease in the area.