Sri Lanka to receive first batch of Covid-19 vaccines next week: President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that Sri Lanka will receive the first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines manufactured in India next week, free of charge.

Speaking at a public gathering today, the President said that the government is also working on buying the Covid-19 vaccine from Russia, China, and India.

The National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) yesterday approved the emergency use of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines in Sri Lanka.