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World Bank commends SL’s vaccine procurement efforts: PMD

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The World Bank has commended Sri Lanka’s efforts to procure and purchase Covid-19 vaccines, the President’s Media Division said in a statement yesterday (25). Accordingly, the statement further details that Dr. Prasanna Gunasena, Chairman of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) stated that the World Bank has recognized the SPC as the leading institution in comparison to the other institutions in South Asian countries in terms of transparency when purchasing vaccines Due to this, Dr. Gunasena highlighted that Sri Lanka will be able to make online payments through the World Bank website when purchasing vaccines. This was revealed during a discussion held with the Special Committee on COVID-19 at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (25), the PMD added. Ministers Gamini Lokuge, Bandula Gunawardane, Johnston Fernando, Keheliya Rambukwella, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Prasanna Ranatunga, Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Ramesh Pathirana, Namal Rajapaksa, State Ministers Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle, Prof. Channa Jayasumana, MP Madhura Withanage, Senior Advisor to President Lalith Weeratunga, Health Secretary Major General (Retired) Specialist Dr. Sanjeewa Munasinghe, Commanders of Tri-Forces, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Heads of Security and Health Sectors have also attended the discussion.

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