The National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) has extended its gratitude to the Government and the people of Switzerland for donating humanitarian aid including medical examination materials worth over Rs 1 billion to Sri Lanka at a time when the country is facing an immense challenge due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The organisation in a press release today (09) said that Germany has released 30 million vaccines to be used by eligible countries, including Sri Lanka, two days after their request to secure much needed vaccines to the country, adding that they have been informed by the German Chancellor regarding their decision to release the vaccines.
The NMSJ thanked the Governments of Switzerland, France and Japan who have looked into the possibility of providing 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines and the respective resident Ambassadors and High Commissioners of those countries for supporting Sri Lanka at this difficult time.
While appreciating the support and encouragement of theWorld Health Organisation, UNICEFand the UN resident coordinator's office for their continued support.
World Health Organisation (WHO) for its support and encouragement and to the respective nations and their people who have supported us during this difficult time.
The organisionation also stressed on the need to formulate and execute an efficient inoculation drive after receiving these vaccines
It is learnt that these vaccines will be delivered to Sri Lanka under the World Health Organisation's COVAX facility and that the necessary arrangements are being made to deliver these vaccines at the earliest.