Devastating situation in Sri Lanka was brought under control: President


COLOMBO: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that the devastating situation in the country with regard to COVID-19 was brought under control through the vaccination program.

The President stated this addressing a high level debate on the acceleration of the vaccination process” via video technology yesterday (25) at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The President pointed out that at a time when a global disparity in the availability of vaccines exists, there is a dangerous potential for new strains to emerge, and reiterated to state leaders that ‘vaccination for all’ is the best way to get rid of the current pandemic.

President of the United Nations, Abdulla Shahid and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke at the beginning of the debate, highlighting the importance of the vaccine and how different states have acted on it, according to a statement issued by the Presidential Media Unit.