People's Republic of China provides 300,000 Sinopharm vaccine to Sri Lanka Armed Forces

The People's Republic of China provided 300,000 Sinopharm vaccine to the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka today (28th August 2021). The consignment of vaccine was officially handed over to the Defence Secretary, General (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratne by Defence Attaché of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Sri Lanka, Senior Colonel Wan Dong at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake and the occasion was also attended by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne.

Head of National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva and Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Prasanna Payo were also present on this occasion.