Another 16 coronavirus related fatalities have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, raising the death toll to 15,346.
The Director General of Health Services in a statement said all 16 deaths occurred yesterday, the 25th of January.
Eight males and eight females were among the victims.
12 persons, six males and six 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.