She and several others in the community in Dambana had been found to be infected with the coronavirus.
Vedda chief Uru Warige Wannila Aththo had said that his wife and a number of others in the area had been admitted to hospital.
His wife passed away while receiving treatment in hospital.
Rapid antigen tests conducted among the Vedda community and others in Dambana found that 44 people were infected.
Over 100 people in the area were tested for the coronavirus. (Colombo Gazette)