The coronavirus vaccination program in Kandy will focus on Kundasale and Menikhinna.
Media Minister and Kandy District Parliamentarian, Keheliya Rambukwella said that Kundasale and Menikhinna have been identified as high-risk areas in Kandy.
As a result, he said the vaccination program which began in Kandy today will focus on the two high risk areas.
The Minister said that the public in high-risk areas in other parts of the country will also be vaccinated.
He denied claims there was a shortage of funds to secure coronavirus vaccines.
Rambukwella said that several doses of vaccines have been purchased from the manufacturers.
The Minister said the Government hopes to complete vaccinating a large number of people over the next three months.
A stock of 50,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine arrived in Sri Lanka last week.
Meanwhile, Sinopharm vaccine manufacturers have confirmed they will dispatch 1 million doses to Sri Lanka on 6th June. (Colombo Gazette)