COVID-19 vaccines from India arrived in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, via a special Air India flight on January 28.
Under the Government of India’s #VaccineMaitri, India has gifted 500,000 doses of made in India COVISHIELD vaccines to Sri Lanka.
Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Bagley formally handed over the consignment to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake.
The arrival of 500,000 doses of COVISHIELD vaccines happens on blessed Poya Day, which marks the 1st visit of the Buddha to Lanka. High Commissioner offered prayers at the sacred Gangaramaya Temple for the health and well-being of the people of Lanka on auspicious Duruthu Poya Day,” the Indian High Commission here tweeted.