Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella says 120,000 doses of the Sputnik-V vaccine required to be administered as the second dose, will arrive in the country on Monday.
Accordingly all persons who received the first dose of the Sputnik-V vaccine will be fully vaccinated.
150,000 individuals received the Sputnik-V vaccine while senior citizens over 60 years of age were administered the second jab, with the 30,000 doses which arrived in the country, on two occasions.
The Health Minister said the stock which is due to arrive on Monday will be used to vaccinate individuals within three days, adding that he is hopeful that the inoculation will be completed within next week.
Speaking following a discussion in Colombo Minister Rambukwella said a mechanism must be formulated to examine the use of essential medicine.
The Minister added there is no need to store stocks of medicine unnecessarily.