Sri Lanka receives 3 lakh doses of vaccine donated by China’s PLA

Sri Lanka’s Defence authorities on Saturday received a batch of 300,000 doses of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, donated by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China, news agency IANS reported.

The vaccines which arrived at Bandaranaike International Airport on Saturday morning have been handed over to Sri Lankan Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne by Wang Dong, defence attache of the Chinese Embassy to Sri Lanka, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Speaking to journalists after the handover ceremony, Defence Secretary Gunaratne said that the service personnel, their families and the ex-servicemen are expected to be vaccinated with the vaccines.

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