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Russian Ambassador Yury B. Materiy, who called on Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardane proposed the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by his country to Sri Lanka.

He congratulated the minister on his appointment. The Minister told Daily Mirror the Russian envoy expressed his willingness to introduce the vaccine for the use of Sri Lankans and requested the Sri Lankan government to get in touch with the line agencies in Russia if interested in obtaining the vaccine.

Sri Lanka is expected to respond after consultations with the country's health authorities.

Russia, recently announced it had developed the first-ever vaccine to fight the coronavirus with the embassy circulating a tweet by Russian President Vladimir Putin that the vaccine against the virus was registered. He tweeted that the vaccine works effectively and forms a stable immunity. President Putin's daughter was also vaccinated, according to foreign media.(Kelum Bandara)


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  • Lumbini Wednesday, 19 August 2020 06:14 AM

    Don't buy into this.

    Silva Wednesday, 19 August 2020 07:17 AM

    the western world, the WHO, and first Bill Gates and the american Pharma Mafia run beserk that Russia is now the leader with this vaccine. Already they calculated their profit, and the governments their commissions on this huge business. Russia is not interested in any agenda, like Sri Lanka, they want a cure for the people. Very soon the official statements, forged investigations and reports from corrupt doctors will show that the russian vaccine is not effective or even dangerous.

    Independent Wednesday, 19 August 2020 07:25 AM

    Trial is run in under developed country like Sri Lanka

    forty5 Wednesday, 19 August 2020 09:13 AM

    No, oh no , no!

    Sceptical Realist Wednesday, 19 August 2020 09:36 AM

    Sri Lanka is for the real field trials. There is no such thing as free lunch.

    Raj Wednesday, 19 August 2020 12:12 PM

    May be there is a shortage of Guinea Pigs in Russia for testing! And believed there are 25 million widely available in Sri Lanka!

    Anthony Wednesday, 19 August 2020 12:23 PM

    still believe fake news from the west? get a life

    Chitura Wednesday, 19 August 2020 01:22 PM

    Anthony, so true news from Russia and Sri Lanka? Get a life

    eresh S kumara Wednesday, 19 August 2020 03:02 PM

    Most developed countries target is developing countries in Asian region for their testing purposes

    Ram Wednesday, 19 August 2020 03:05 PM

    Government will be happy to buy this as if it misfires then some numbers from the population will be eliminated that will ease the government

    Lokusalli Wednesday, 19 August 2020 03:11 PM

    Anthony...if you believe Russian propaganda ..two KGB officers went to Salisbury to look at a cathedral ...not poison an ex Russian spy ..clearly you have a faulty truth filter

    Victor Zyrinovski Wednesday, 19 August 2020 03:19 PM

    Guys, just to let you know I had the Russian Covid19 vaccination yesterday and can tell you there are absolutely no negative sideffski efectovski secundariosvki Кто может это прочитать Обожаю Владимира Путина!

    Deepal Jayasekera Wednesday, 19 August 2020 04:11 PM

    Let WHO approve this drug first. Sri Lankans should not take this drug at any cost. Is the Minister awake?

    Yuri Wednesday, 19 August 2020 04:27 PM

    take everything to Hambathoda . your fans are there

    ME Wednesday, 19 August 2020 06:28 PM

    I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole. Don't be a guinea pig, SL.

    Infaz Thursday, 20 August 2020 01:37 PM

    New lab rats


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