The first coronavirus related death has been reported in the Eastern Province.
An 80-year-old man from Ampara who contracted the coronavirus had died.
The man was initially admitted to the Kalmunai Ashraff Hospital.
He died while being transferred to the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Angoda.
Meanwhile, the total coronavirus related deaths reported in Sri Lanka rose to 147 today.
The Government Information Department said that an 82-year-old woman from Colombo 13 had died in hospital as a result of complications linked to the virus.
The Ampara death has not yet been added to the official death toll. (Colombo Gazette)