India's gift of 5 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines reach Sri Lanka
Thursday, 28 January 2021 Sri Lanka's president on Thursday welcomed the first 500,000 doses of a Covid-19 vaccine from India, which has donated the shots to eight countries in the region. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. Sri Lanka said 150,000 health workers and 115,000 selected military and police troops will be the first to be inoculated at six hospitals in Colombo and its suburbs.
While addressing a press conference in the national capital on March 05, the official spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava clarified on plans for West Container Terminal (WCT) in Sri Lanka. Srivastava said, "Our High Commission in Colombo has already conveyed to the Sri Lanka government that their media release in so far as reference to approval of High Commission was concerned, is factually incorrect." "We understand that the government of Sri Lanka has engaged directly with investors on this project," he added.
Indian Air Force participated in celebrating Sri Lankan Air Force’s 70th anniversary. On the occasion, IAF Sarang and Suryakiran Aerobatic Team performed the air show. Celebrations to mark SLAF’s anniversary took place at Galle Face in Colombo. IAF Sarang and Suryakiran Aerobatic Team staged a flypast and aerobatic display. IAF Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria also reached Colombo to mark his presence at the event. Bhadauria is on a two-day visit to the island nation on an invitation from SLAF Commander. The Sri Lankan Air Force celebrated its 70th anniversary on March 2, 2021. SLAF is conducting an air show from March 3-5 to commemorate the occasion.
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Indian Air Force participated in the Sri Lankan Air Force's 70th anniversary. On the occasion, IAF Sarang and Suryakiran Aerobatic Team performed the air show at Galle Face in Colombo. They staged a flypast and aerobatic display. Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria also reached Colombo to mark his presence in the event.
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