One million doses of Sinopharm vaccines arrive in Sri Lanka

A stock of one million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine arrived in Sri Lanka today.

The vaccines arrived on a special SriLankan Airlines flight from Beijing.

Sri Lanka has received a total of over 4 million doses of the vaccine with the arrival of the latest consignment.

The Sri Lankan Government had initially received 600,000 doses of the vaccine from China as a donation.

The first stock was administered to Chinese nationals residing in Sri Lanka, as it was yet to be approved for emergency use in Sri Lanka.

It was later administered to the public after being approved by the World Health Organisation and the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA).

Meanwhile, the Sinopharm vaccine will be administered on students going overseas for higher education.

The students have been requested to register for the vaccine through the official website of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO). (Colombo Gazette)


  1. What’s the point of saving the people who have no knowledge how China has come up this far, and what the other powerful nations would do to undermine developing countries. Personally, I know a few of them who were vaccinated with Sinopharm in Jaffna, but still they are against China and blaming China for the COVID 19. .

    President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and China are doing everything to save those people’s lives. However, those people will be the first to support the UN resolution against Sri Lanka on war crimes. Ideology is very powerful, you can’t simply change those people’s mindset by giving or making their lives better. Re-educating them to think differently from what they were taught is the only way to change the people’s mindset.

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