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COVID-19: Priority list on vaccination finalized: Army Chief


25 January 2021 04:02 pm - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


While saying that they have finalised a list of those who need to be vaccinated first, Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva said all the necessary steps have been taken in respect of COVID-19 vaccination.

Accordingly, vaccines will be given to frontline workers who are engaged in efforts to prevent the spread of the virus.

The Commander said after the vaccines have arrived at the Katunayake airport from India and would be transported by the Army to be stored in Colombo.

"Thereafter, the task force under Lalith Weeratunga will handle all the procedures with regards to transporting them to other vaccination centres and storage," Gen. Silva said. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

  Comments - 17

  • Good News Monday, 25 January 2021 04:16 PM

    Great news, indeed.

    RoaringCreek Monday, 25 January 2021 04:17 PM

    Why the army? Want to mess it again?

    SODHA Monday, 25 January 2021 04:33 PM

    All Army Army Army....... Is this a Democratic nation or our we under a Military regime??

    sunil Monday, 25 January 2021 04:45 PM

    who comes after the front line workers?

    only in SL Monday, 25 January 2021 04:56 PM

    Assumed, that he is sitting on wrong department. He should promote to health department as Dr Shavendra Silva.

    Lol Monday, 25 January 2021 04:57 PM


    Sam Monday, 25 January 2021 05:30 PM

    Mahinda, Gota, Basil or Gota, Mahinda, Basil?

    Sokrates Monday, 25 January 2021 05:41 PM

    Not even this you can manage properly.

    Bernard Monday, 25 January 2021 06:08 PM

    This time also they will make a mess out of it judging by the past handling of issues.

    Ranjit Monday, 25 January 2021 06:53 PM

    Is army running the medical service? is there a health department in SL or is it army running all departments.

    Lankaputha Monday, 25 January 2021 07:20 PM

    He and PR minister for tourism allowed the Bradix staff came from India to go before quarantine and 2nd wave began....

    Lokku Bandara Monday, 25 January 2021 08:34 PM

    After front line workers it will in this order, 226 politicians and families, govt hangers on, monks. None for the rest of SL. Good luck people.

    Samson Monday, 25 January 2021 09:09 PM

    Dr Silva has forgotten the ministers and other VIP's.

    Servant Monday, 25 January 2021 09:25 PM

    Doctors, security personnel,ports immigration staffers, nurses,minor staff of hospitals and high Officers working in frontiers be given chances first

    Dee Monday, 25 January 2021 10:19 PM

    Congratulations 'Sar'. May you get another medal.

    GTG Monday, 25 January 2021 11:11 PM

    Vaccination should not be forced on public who never wanted to be injected.

    Siva Tuesday, 26 January 2021 02:11 AM

    In the US the army is handling the logifstics. In Canada its the same story.

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