Lankapage Logo CP 21 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Chinese Sinopharm vaccine to arrive on Wednesday
Mon, Mar 29, 2021, 09:49 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 29, Colombo: China has made arrangements to ship 600,000 doses of its Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine to Sri Lanka on Sunday and it is scheduled to arrive in the island on Wednesday (31).

The stock of COVID-19 vaccines developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) have been delivered to Beijing Capital Airport Sunday evening (28), according to the Chinese embassy.

The consignment is scheduled to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on Wednesday (31) morning via a SriLankan Airlines flight.

Sri Lanka’s National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) has approved China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in the island country.

Sri Lanka will be receiving Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine doses as a donation from China.

According to the Sinopharm, a Chinese state-owned company phase three trials of the vaccine had shown that it was 79% effective - lower than that of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
State banks requested to provide maximum relief to entrepreneurs to pay loans
US Ambassador Cindy McCain’s visit to Sri Lanka highlights work on food security by FAO, IFAD and WFP
Police arrest three with a stock of Kerala Cannabis worth Rs. 50 million in Mannar
Sri Lanka’s merchandise export earnings exceeds US$ 1.2 billion in August 2022
Japan is willing to further strengthen the bilateral relations with Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka to amend laws to raise age of a child from 16 to 18 years
The SLFP will not join the National Assembly - Chairman
SLPP suspends party membership of PS member arrested for Thambuttegama heist
As economy shrinks more working people pushed below poverty line – Eran
Special mechanism to provide relief to those displaced due to fire in Kajeemawatte, on President’s directive

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.