Police say 2,461 persons have died in 2,365 road accidents last year.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said 5,383 persons had sustained serious injuries in road accidents.
He noted road accidents and fatalities as a result of road accidents had not reduced, although travel restrictions were imposed in 2021.
SSP Thalduwa noted 52 road accidents were reported between the 25th and 31st of December, which resulted in the death of 53 individuals.
He said 18 persons were killed in fatal road accidents on the 1st of January, this year.
SSP Nihal Thalduwa said accordingly, 33 persons have died in road accidents this year.