Another 13 coronavirus related fatalities have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 14,884.
The Director General of Health Services in a statement said all 13 deaths occurred yesterday, the 25th of December.
Nine males and four females were among the victims.
Nine persons, seven males and two females among the group that succumbed to the virus, were 60 years of age or above.
Meanwhile, two males and two females between 30 and 59 years of age also passed away yesterday after contracting the novel coronavirus.