The government says the Sputnik-V vaccine will be brought down to Sri Lanka after the vaccine is approved by the WHO and the NMRA.
Minister Ramesh Pathirana claims no decision has been taken to conduct COVID burials at the Iranaitivu Island.
The government has requested health units to continue its COVID vaccination programme independently.
Classes for Grade 5, 11 and 13 students in schools in the Western Province will commence on Monday, the 15th of March.
The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 86,039 following the detection of 344 patients yesterday.
The number of persons who have received the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVIShield vaccine jabs in Sri Lanka has increased to 737,062.
The President in his address to the nation on the 73rd Independence Day said he will discharge his duties to all Sri Lankans.
Sri Lanka celebrates her 73rd Independence Day today.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today delivered the 2021 Budget speech in Parliament.