First batch of Sputnik V vaccines arrive in SL

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

The first batch of 15,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine arrived in Sri Lanka today.

The Russian Embassy in Colombo said that the consignment was taken to the State Pharmaceutical Corporation’s drug storage complex after it arrived in Sri Lanka.

Several more batches are expected to be delivered to Sri Lanka in the near future, the Russian Embassy said.

The National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) had in March approved the use of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in Sri Lanka.