State Minister Sudarshini Fernandopulle says steps will be taken to impose a lockdown if the need arises in future.
The UNP has urged the government to impose an island-wide lockdown for a period of two weeks to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The President has held talks with the WHO Director General pertaining to the coronavirus vaccinations.
National Medicines Regulatory Authority has approved the Pfizer vaccine in Sri Lanka for emergency use.
More than 300 new COVID-19 cases each were reported from the Colombo and Kalutara districts yesterday.
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.