Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine was not effective on the new COVID-19 variant virus, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said.
He said this was revealed in tests conducted on the vaccine.
He said at the Opposition Leader’s Mobile Service in Lunugamwehera recently that Sri Lanka has obtained this Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine and added the situation is turning out to be serious.
He said the government has not taken any step to purchase vaccines except for 600,000 vials donated by India.
"The government has forgotten that there are 22 million people living in this country and that they have no plans to bring more vaccines in addition to the 600,000 given free of charge," he said.
Kalum Monday, 15 February 2021 12:12 PM
RoaringCreek Monday, 15 February 2021 12:25 PM
It is better to use the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccine which is mRNA based. The Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine is fine and is used in UK. In addition Oxford-AstraZeneca has applied for it to be used in Japan. This man should watch out when making these bearless statements.
Preme Maage Ahare Monday, 15 February 2021 12:27 PM
Doctor and health expert Sajith! Hilarious!!
vince Monday, 15 February 2021 01:50 PM
This guy should get his facts right before he opens his mouth and put a size 10 boot in it. It is effective but not as people like to think it is. Politicians, what a bunch of idiots all of them are whichever party they belong to, Gasman, modawansa included
Philip de silva Monday, 15 February 2021 02:06 PM
To all gobilas commenting here , there was news about AZ vaccine is not ideal for new variant however Saji is not an expert should not give such comments
Sandy Monday, 15 February 2021 02:10 PM
Can't handle defeat gracefully , remain sad for next four years.
das Monday, 15 February 2021 02:21 PM
Good that at least one of our leaders is trying to stay aware, unlike the mutti guys
Edna Humzy Monday, 15 February 2021 05:22 PM
What sort of a leader is he. Mutt guys far better than this big mouth who always utters nonsense. Like to be in the limelight. Hurray!
Shehan Andrew Monday, 15 February 2021 02:33 PM
Foolish fellow, does he want to revert back to Dammika paniya.
Nalin Perera Monday, 15 February 2021 02:36 PM
Profesoori Saji. Likes to listen to himself. Time he started talking sense instead of practicing his elocution skills in front of public.
Joshua Monday, 15 February 2021 03:02 PM
will the politicians please shut up.... We had enough of your nonsense.
Vasaliya Monday, 15 February 2021 03:27 PM
Control your stupid mouth and let a medical expert in your team comment on it. You have jabbered too much to get ridiculed at the presidential election. Thought you had brains to jabber less....
Mrm Monday, 15 February 2021 03:31 PM
I think mr sajith need to study about which variant is not effective for astra zenica...even who didn't publish this statement...please work towards one goal in eradicating this disastrous virus...dont sling mud on public for your own political advantage...please..
Priyantha Brito Monday, 15 February 2021 03:36 PM
Hilarious opposittion leader !!!!
mnsmart Monday, 15 February 2021 04:32 PM
He is also just another parrot, when will SL gets real leaders?
Dr.Kishan Dissanayake Monday, 15 February 2021 05:08 PM
Oh brother. Not again.
Lumbini Monday, 15 February 2021 06:22 PM
This guy is always making useless statements.
dot Tuesday, 16 February 2021 04:25 AM
Aussie health authorities seem to say .that the vac is not effective till the second doze so we have to be careful till then .Vac or not our personal care is our responsibility ..lets adopt a more careful life style .for all these vacs are still a new experiments .and takes years to stabilize .
ANDREW DIAS Tuesday, 16 February 2021 05:19 AM
Dr Sajith, please keep your ignorant trap shut
sandaruwan Tuesday, 16 February 2021 06:21 AM
Please appointed someone with intellect as opposition leader. Otherwise rest of the world will laugh us
Namal Weeraratna Tuesday, 16 February 2021 06:28 AM
What Sajith Premadasa is saying is true. It has been found that the Oxford-AstraZeneca is less effective to the South African strain. But, it is better to have Oxford vaccine than not having it as the vaccine will build stronger antibodes to fight the virus. The Army commander said that there are 18 strains in Sri Lanka.
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