Nov 26, 2017

500 condom vending machines to be installed Featured

The HIV/AIDS prevention programme of the Health Ministry has decided to install 500 free condom vending machines in the country.

They will mainly be installed in key towns such as Colombo, Kalutara, Gampaha, Ratnapura, Kurunegala and Kandy, said director of the programme Dr. Sisira Liyanage.

The measure is aimed preventing unsafe sex that spreads the HIV virus.

The Family Planning Association has already installed a condom vending machine at Buller’s Road.

But, a packet of condoms costs Rs. 50 from that machine.