India is proving it is the big brother and neighbour in need for countries immediately around in South Asia. The Indian government has announced a `gift` of COVID-19 vaccines to Sri Lanka to be dispatched on 27th January 2021. Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has confirmed that the vaccine will reach on that date. Sri Lanka gets 500,000 doses of "made-in-India" Covishield vaccine. Sri Lanka becomes the eighth nation to receive India`s gift of COVID-19 vaccines since India started the world`s biggest immunization progamm with a country-wide drive on January 16.