Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka Current Affairs, GK & News

Sri Lanka seeks $100-mn IMF loan to procure Covid Vaccine

Sri Lanka is seeking for a $100 million loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to procure 14 million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Highlights With this loan, Sri Lanka would also finance other vaccination programme related costs. This proposal was put forward by the Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella. Sri Lanka ..

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Sri Lanka declares Food Emergency

Sri Lanka declared a state of emergency over food shortages on August 31, 2021 after private banks in the country ran out of foreign exchange to finance imports. Highlights Sri Lanka is suffering from a hard-hitting economic crisis. Following the crisis, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered emergency regulations to counter the hoarding of sugar, rice and ..

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INS Shakti reached Sri Lanka with 100 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen

Indian naval ship (INS) Shakti reached Sri Lanka on August 22, 2021 carrying 100 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in a bid to help the island nation in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. Highlights INS Shakti was deployed for the delivery of oxygen in response to a personal request for urgent supply of LMO by ..

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