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World Bank agrees to lend USD 100 mln to Sri Lanka for COVID-19 battle

Colombo, Sep 23 (UNI/Xinhua) The World Bank has agreed to give a 100-million-US dollar loan to support Sri Lanka's efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19, local media reported here Thursday.
The Sri Lankan government said the funding would be to procure 14 million doses of the Pfizer vaccines as well as for financing other costs pertaining to the vaccination program.
Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal submitted by Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella to this effect, the government information department said in a statement.
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