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COVID-19: SL to get 600,000 vaccines from India on Jan 27: President

23 January 2021 12:10 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka will receive a consignment of 600,000 vials of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines from India on January 27 as the first step, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said today.

Yesterday, the Indian High Commission in Colombo confirmed that the Indian authorities are working with Sri Lanka for the early delivery of the vaccines.

An Indian High Commission spokesman said the Sri Lankan government had already conveyed that the emergency use approval for COVISHIELD vaccines has been granted.

  Comments - 13

  • Ranjit Saturday, 23 January 2021 12:51 PM

    Thanks India. This is for the Rajapakse Family. If any left, will think about others.

    Dillan Saturday, 23 January 2021 12:54 PM

    How much is US dollar now? Weĺl done

    FF Saturday, 23 January 2021 01:03 PM

    600,000 ONLY ?

    Example Saturday, 23 January 2021 01:05 PM

    Good News Sir hope you all will take the vaccine in public to encourage them to follow you all.

    Dillan Saturday, 23 January 2021 02:00 PM

    Mr.Presedent Please resign. We do not need you anymore.Now 1 USD is more than 200Rs

    gestapo Saturday, 23 January 2021 02:09 PM

    Retail trade at the glance. India will give Covid jab, I will give Eastern Terminal. Bravo, well done.. Make sure these jabs are functioning, perhaps Indians wants to use SL citizen as guinea pigs.

    Raymon Saturday, 23 January 2021 02:12 PM

    We have so many minister and the 600000 is it enough for them and their family members ?. May be few who have money can buy it in black market . ?.

    Desillusioned Saturday, 23 January 2021 02:40 PM

    Example: there will be no vaccin left for the common people then

    Selvakumar Saturday, 23 January 2021 02:45 PM

    Indian vaccine will be feedback good ???

    Lingham Saturday, 23 January 2021 03:33 PM

    I am a middle class Hindu Jaffna Tamil, I became a great supporter of Rajapaksas and voted for them in every election after they finished off the Tiger terrorists and created a free space for the cultured Tamils after 30 years of terror. But now I feel the Rajapaksas have betrayed Sri Lanka, just like the UNP, and the Indians are being enabled to take over the country gradually.

    Eichmann Bernhard (Germany) Saturday, 23 January 2021 03:51 PM

    What about the rest of the population.

    Ranaweera Saturday, 23 January 2021 04:02 PM

    Very negative people out there who say anything negative.

    saman Saturday, 23 January 2021 04:54 PM

    Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has 2 doses to be 70 percent effective. Only 300,000 doses enough to cover 1.25 per cent of the total population.

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