By Chaminda Silva
Another consignment of the Russian-made Sputnik V anti-Covid vaccine purchased by Sri Lanka was brought to the country on Sunday (19).
A batch of 120,000 doses of the vaccine was flown to the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) by an Emirates cargo plane from Dubai. The consignment was transported from Moscow, Russia, to Dubai, and from there to the BIA.
They were transported to the Colombo Central Vaccine Storage Complex by refrigerated trucks of the Sri Lanka Pharmaceutical Corporation.
Minister of Health Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella last week said the 120,000 doses of Sputnik-V vaccine would be given to the people of the Kandy District who received the Sputnik-V vaccine as the first dose.