We were the ones who successfully suppressed Covid in South Asia: Namal

– Sri Lanka C News

Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa stated that Sri Lanka is at the forefront of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in the South Asian Region, speaking to the inauguration of the Covid vaccination program for 500,000 tourists.

The occasion was held in Hambantota under the patronage of Minister Rajapaksa and Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, and about 500 staffers working in tourist hotels and about 150 workers in the field, including tour guides, tour drivers and safari drivers, were vaccinated at four centres.

The largest vaccination program in the history of Sri Lanka is currently being implemented in the island, Rajapaksa said, pointing out that the lives of the people who were devastated amid the outbreak are gradually being restored and necessary steps are also being taken for economic and social stability.

The Minister further emphasised that Sri Lanka was able to become the first country in South Asia to import tourists through the Biosafety Bubble System, reminding that the LPL tournament was a great success and that many South Asian countries are now implementing tourism and sports competitions upon the example set by Sri Lanka.

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