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India will donate a consignment of Covid-19 vaccines being manufactured there by the end of this month as a gesture of goodwill between the two countries, a Minister said.

State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Professor Channa Jayasumana told the Daily Mirror the health authorities would be ready with everything for inoculation at the same time. 
He said the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation would act as the agent of purchasing or obtaining Covid-19 vaccines. 

Procedural steps are now underway for the registration of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V vaccine developed by Russia and Astrazeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine ahead of roll out in Sri Lanka. 

Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine was invented by Astrazeneca Company and Oxford University. 

However, it is manufactured by Serum Institute of India. Last Sunday, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he wrote to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking for doses of vaccines. 

It was also discussed with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar when he came to Sri Lanka on a bilateral visit.

Prof. Jayasumana said the health authorities were establishing 4,000 vaccination centres throughout the country.

“We have identified the priority groups to be given the jabs,” he said. 

The Minister said Sri Lanka remains open for vaccine cooperation with China.
Besides, the SPC has signed an agreement with Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia in view of cooperation on Sputnik V vaccine. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Selvakumar Friday, 15 January 2021 07:05 AM

    Coronavirus free vaccine cases to sri Lanka go behind which country China or India ???

    ravin Friday, 15 January 2021 08:09 AM

    Gooooooood !! ? and we going to donate our national assets? Gratitude ............. Excellent fooling?

    Selvakumar Friday, 15 January 2021 08:25 AM

    Any other countries vaccines not given the green light to sri Lanka !!!

    Dr Mylvaganam PhD, UK Friday, 15 January 2021 09:08 AM

    Dear Mr President, India is Not a vaccine producing country, it is “Pirating” vaccines made by advanced countries in the world. Under these circumstances it is very dangerous for our country to get those Indian “ Factory” produced vaccines. Please take note of this urgent comment I am making via the Daily Mirror.

    Independent Friday, 15 January 2021 12:05 PM

    Expired vaccines or low-quality ones?

    Arumugam Friday, 15 January 2021 01:35 PM

    India try to test their vaccine on Sri Lankan population as for their own business. Please take more concern to protect our society because we don't know the side effect of Indian - Covaxin

    Kalinga Fonseka Friday, 15 January 2021 01:50 PM

    Please google Astrazeneca Serum Institute. This is an official arrangement with Oxford University and AstraZeneca. Our own Dr. Maheshi Ramasamy, who schooled at Stafford International in Colombo, is part of the Oxford Team. Do not believe any nonsense. www. astrazeneca .com/media-centre/press-releases/2021/serum-institute-of-india-obtains-emergency-use-authorisation-in-india-for-astrazenecas-covid-19-vaccine.html

    Palitha K P Perera Friday, 15 January 2021 01:51 PM

    Please google Astrazeneca Serum Institute. This is an official arrangement with Oxford University and AstraZeneca. Our own Dr. Maheshi Ramasamy, who schooled at Stafford International in Colombo, is part of the Oxford Team. Do not believe any nonsense. www. astrazeneca .com/media-centre/press-releases/2021/serum-institute-of-india-obtains-emergency-use-authorisation-in-india-for-astrazenecas-covid-19-vaccine.html

    Kapila Friday, 15 January 2021 01:53 PM

    Please google Astrazeneca Oxford Serum Institute. This is an official arrangement with Oxford University and AstraZeneca. Our own Dr. Maheshi Ramasamy, who schooled at Stafford International in Colombo, is part of the Oxford uni Team. Do not believe any nonsense

    Thilly Friday, 15 January 2021 03:01 PM

    Why should we have the vaccine? We have the magic herbal syrup

    Sri Wickrema Friday, 15 January 2021 05:33 PM

    In exchange for East terminal?

    Chux Friday, 15 January 2021 05:46 PM

    Pls note India produces Oxford and many other vaccines funnily same person said that Pfizer vaccine will not be registered but now????

    brainmaster Friday, 15 January 2021 08:29 PM

    always blaming and shouting about India, but begging when we need them

    Sambo Friday, 15 January 2021 08:38 PM

    There is nothing good will about it. They will be back asking for some other thing from us. Though you see it as good will we see it otherwise.


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