ECONOMYNEXT- President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have been vaccinated against COVID-19, Co- Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said today.
The Minister said this in response to a reporter’s question about when the President and Prime Minister will be vaccinated publicly similar to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison who got vaccinated before media yesterday to reduce the fear among the people about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Rambukwella, speaking at the regular Cabinet press briefing today, said that since the Parliament members are on the list to be vaccinated and since President and Prime Minister also belong to that group they got the jab.
Also, Co-Cabinet Spokesman Ramesh Pathirana said on the issue of cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya getting vaccinated that it is good that leaders and sportsmen are getting the COVID-19 vaccine to clear the doubts and fears created by the members in the opposition party, no matter how it happened.(Colombo/Feb23/2021)
Reported by Imesh Ranasinghe