UN Assistant Secretary-General praises Sri Lanka’s vaccination programme
Visiting U.N. Assistant Secretary-General Kanni Wignaraja called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. UNDP Sri Lanka Resident Representative Robert Juhkam was present.
Wignaraja told the Prime Minister that Sri Lanka’s vaccination programme was very good, the Prime Minister’s media division said.
After mentioning the fact that Sri Lanka has also started administering COVID vaccine booster shots, she pointed out that many countries who have started the booster shots are seeing an increase in tourist arrivals.The Prime Minister noted that tourism is slowly starting to pick up once again in Sri Lanka. The tourism sector has been particularly hard hit all across the world due to the pandemic.
“I think with the vaccines, the tourists will come,” Wignaraja said.