President Gotabaya Rajapaksa receives first batch of the 500,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVISHELD vaccine donated by India from Indian High Commissioner Dr.Gopal Baglay in “VaccineMaithri” Handover Ceremony at Katunayake airport

The first consignment of 500,000 doses of COVID–19 vaccines donated by the Government of India was officially received by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday, marking a breakthrough in the country’s fight against the pandemic that has gripped the world.

The handover, following the arrival of the air freighted vaccine at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), was by the Indian High Commissioner Dr. Gopal Baglay, reflecting sound bonds of neighbourly ties and goodwill between India and Sri Lanka.

The vaccine doses were donated to Sri Lanka following a request made by the President to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to use among frontline health workers. India branded the donation as ‘VaccineMaitri.’

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