The President Gotabaya Rajapaksa briefed the Maha Sangha on the measures taken by the Government to control the spread of COVID-19 including its vaccination drive, and the Kotelawala Defense University Bill. The President expressed confidence that all the vaccinations received since the arrival of the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines on January 28, and the district-level vaccination programs implemented across the country will pave the way to complete the administering the two doses of the vaccine for the persons who are over the age of 30 before end of August. It is also expected to complete the vaccination drive in the Kandy District before the Dalada Perahera. The President pointed out that the World Health Organization has commended the vaccination process in Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka has become one of the leading countries in South Asia in vaccination. President Rajapaksa pointed out that the unconstructive opposition of certain groups to policy decisions taken for the benefit of the future of the country is a grave injustice to our future generations. The President also stated that the obstacles existed in the University Grants Commission Act will be removed and the Kotelawala Defense University will be brought under its purview.
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