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SL to receive over 500,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from India on Thursday, says Govt.


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The Government of India has decided to grant over 500,000 vaccines manufactured in India to Sri Lanka and the consignment is scheduled to arrive on Thursday (28), the Government said today.

It was said during the Cabinet meeting that in view of the long-standing relationship between Sri Lanka and India and the cooperation between the two countries in face of the COVID-19 epidemic over the past year, India has decided to grant over 500,000 vaccines to Sri Lanka.

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


  Comments - 10

  • Hope Tuesday, 26 January 2021 02:09 PM

    Two Days more to receive the consignment. Hope India will not reduce further.

    Idiot Boy Tuesday, 26 January 2021 02:30 PM

    Eastern Terminal: Ok 13 A : OK 1000 Rs to Tea Estate workers : OK

    brainmaster Tuesday, 26 January 2021 04:30 PM

    that's only enough to vaccinate 250'000 people = all the big shots and families from parliament, ministries, forces and police, and some sold in the market.

    Siribiris Tuesday, 26 January 2021 04:48 PM

    Earlier said 600,000. Why have they reduced ?

    Kanagasabapathy Balendra Tuesday, 26 January 2021 04:50 PM

    Balance 100,000 will be received after assessing Srilanka's conduct/behaviour.

    Anthony Tuesday, 26 January 2021 05:42 PM

    Sir, Maths Fail.

    Punchi banda Tuesday, 26 January 2021 08:27 PM

    So now we have come to the stage where we superior Buddhist buddha blessed Sri Lanka are getting some free - alms - vaccines from a people that we disparaging called kallathonis

    Ali AKBAR Tuesday, 26 January 2021 09:24 PM

    I thought most of the srilankans didn't want the vaccine manufactured in India.... Now begging what a shame.

    saman Wednesday, 27 January 2021 01:24 AM

    This is only for the VIPs. Ordinary people will get the Chinese vaccine.

    Ranaweera Wednesday, 27 January 2021 01:28 AM

    Sri Lankan mentality : whatever vaccine the government gets 52 lac who voted for Sajith has following says: Pfizer or Moderna: Gota is American loyalist Sinopharm or Sinovac : Gota leaning towards China AstraZeneca: Gota begging India for low quality vaccine Sputnik: Gota like dictatorship. Dammika Paniya: no science stupid So be it. Go with Sajith. You can get takaran house and get covid to develop immunity.

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