Another 20 persons succumbed to the novel coronavirus during the past 24 hours.
The Department of Government Information said Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 related death toll increased to 15,969.
12 males and eight females were among the victims.
One female was below 30 years of age while one male and a female were between the ages of 30 and 59.
11 males and six females were over 60 years of age.