Sri Lanka today began using the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.
Residents of Gothatuwa between the ages of 30 and 60 were the first to be administered the Sputnik V vaccine.
The second dose of the Sputnik-V vaccine would be only after three weeks from the first dose.
A consignment of 15,000 Sputnik-V vaccine vials were brought to the country on May 04.
State Minister Channa Jayasumana says the Russian manufactured Sputnik-V vaccine will be the main COVID-19 vaccination dose that will be administered in Sri Lanka in future.
Already 9,25,000 of the 21 million population had received the vaccine, Oxford AstraZeneca from India.
Sri Lanka cabinet has approved the purchase 7 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine at a cost of US$ 69.65 million. (NewsWire)