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China behind SL’s vaccination programme success: Pavithra

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The Chinese government has come forward to fulfil 80% coverage of vaccines in Sri Lanka making the vaccination programme a great success and thereby strengthen the country, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said.

She expressed these views at a special discussion held with the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong at the Chinese Embassy this morning.

"The Chinese Government has extended its support to the Government of Sri Lanka in strengthening the programme to save the lives of people infected with Covid-19 and to control the virus by providing essential medical equipment to Intermediate Treatment Centres and Hospitals," the Minister said.

Minister Wanniarachchi also thanked the Chinese Government for their support to control Covid virus in Sri Lanka from the outset, further strengthening the long standing international relations between the two countries.

In response, the Chinese Ambassador said the Chinese Government is giving priority to providing all assistance to control the Covid-19 epidemic in Sri Lanka. Accordingly, steps will be taken to provide grants and necessary assistance to Sri Lanka in the future, he said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Bandara Monday, 09 August 2021 07:19 PM

    Did beijing tell u to tell this ? Japan and India gave the best quality vaccine in cheap price so ur wrong

    Sahan Monday, 09 August 2021 07:44 PM

    How many doses? How much in price? Any figures to prove?

    RoaringCreek Monday, 09 August 2021 07:45 PM

    Japan gave it free.

    Dee Monday, 09 August 2021 07:40 PM

    At what cost?

    Sam Silva Monday, 09 August 2021 07:42 PM

    This women has done the most damages to the country. She should have been kicked out long time ago.

    Bernard Monday, 09 August 2021 07:45 PM

    It is not the vaccination program that matters but preventing the death toll and the government has failed miserably in controlling escalation of the virus but it boasts about vaccination to come on top of the world as the highest number of people vaccinated to score points from them.

    RoaringCreek Monday, 09 August 2021 07:46 PM

    Why not reciprocate the kindness and offer your "Pani" and "Pots".

    Albert Monday, 09 August 2021 07:51 PM

    Wow Mutti in style!!!! We are generous when it comes to holding the bucket!!! Keep going maam

    RoaringCreek Monday, 09 August 2021 07:51 PM

    Yes, China needs to prop up this puppet government which it controls. They need to do this to soon own the island.

    RoaringCreek Monday, 09 August 2021 07:53 PM

    Aunty, did you also thank them for giving the world this virus? I think you have forgotten that.

    Upulpb Monday, 09 August 2021 08:05 PM

    Waited till Chinese vaccine was approved by WHO putting people in danger and now praising China.

    Roisin Monday, 09 August 2021 08:29 PM

    Sinopharm is only approved by the WHO as an emergency vaccine.

    varuna Monday, 09 August 2021 08:16 PM

    What is this person talking about? See the numbers. Total infected and deaths surge every day. Like a tiny baby, she claims "all is well"—hats off to the 6.9 million wise voters for electing such brilliant people to govern us.

    ram Monday, 09 August 2021 08:36 PM

    I thought already we covered 100% by dammika paani. it is not yet madam

    Lalith Monday, 09 August 2021 09:04 PM

    Very frankly, the less said by this minister, the less embarrassment for the government. Sri Lanka's vaccination programme cannot be called out as a great success by any stretch of ones imagination. We were late off the mark, it was terribly disorganised when first implemented, but seems to to have got back on track more lately. Even today there is no social distancing at many vaccination sites, people have stood in queues for almost 8 hours over the weekend to receive the vaccine, definitely nothing to gloat about. This lady is clearly out of her depth, and it is simply staggering that she has not been replaced by someone more capable as yet.

    NIHAL BERNARD Monday, 09 August 2021 09:17 PM

    The virus is made in China so help the world to kill it by something also made in China

    Arnold Monday, 09 August 2021 09:17 PM

    Muttiyamma

    LankaLover Monday, 09 August 2021 09:51 PM

    China gave the virus and gave vaccines that don’t work.

    Waco Monday, 09 August 2021 10:48 PM

    China has been a sincere friend of Sri Lanka.

    Kusum Monday, 09 August 2021 11:28 PM

    Why is the minister praising only China. Was it China who sent AstraZenica, Sputnik and Pfizer. Its unfair to praise only China.

    Charmaine Monday, 09 August 2021 11:35 PM

    Disappointing to see this diplomatically incompetent statement by the health minister. All vaccines available to us are contributing to the success, especially the COVAX initiative. And no offence, despite sent in millions (and with thanks to that), Chinese vaccines with their lower efficacy are actually yielding a poor return for the money spent on it and for the massive effort put into administering it. If you invest time and money on a vaccine like AstraZeneca, it will give much better returns for the money and effort. It is frustrating that SL gov is always backing the wrong horse!

    Kamini Tuesday, 10 August 2021 12:38 AM

    Audit this woman's finances.

    Pacha Banda Tuesday, 10 August 2021 07:16 AM

    WELL DONE Pavithra. Praise - Praise and Praise to save your JOB and the mouth! People have NO eyes to see what is happening within the TEARDROP!

    tilak Tuesday, 10 August 2021 09:01 AM

    so it is the Chinese and not Sar who is responsible for the vaccine success

    gamini Tuesday, 10 August 2021 09:02 AM

    it was the Indians that gave us our first free dose of vaccines-600,000 to be precise and many more like Japan that have given the free vaccines. Why selectively thank the country that also gave us the free virus

    sarath Tuesday, 10 August 2021 09:04 AM

    and who is behind the country getting infected with this virus

    PG Tuesday, 10 August 2021 09:11 AM

    I thought Japan helped with the much needed AZ vaccines .. Now we all need a booster Pfizer for all vaccnatef with useless chinese one

    Sodha Tuesday, 10 August 2021 09:21 AM

    Peni Mutti Imba Devi Wanniarachchi

    VJ Tuesday, 10 August 2021 09:23 AM

    Really? I thought it was the President and the army.

    N SENA Tuesday, 10 August 2021 09:34 AM

    PLEASE DO NOT LEAN TOO MUCH TOWARDS CHINA. THEY DIG OUR GRAVE

    vince Tuesday, 10 August 2021 01:49 PM

    so what happened to the paniya and mutti down the river. Failures Ha Ha.

    Damian Tuesday, 10 August 2021 05:52 PM

    She needs to shut her mouth and resign and hand over this portfolio to a competent a person. Having the audacity to keep muttering nonsense just show cases her stupidity


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