Another 303 persons who contracted the novel coronavirus have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals.
The number of COVID-19 related fatalities confirmed globally has surpassed the 3 million mark.
The highest number of coronavirus cases yesterday have been recorded from the Kurunegala District, recording 33.
The President in his address to the nation on the 73rd Independence Day said he will discharge his duties to all Sri Lankans.
Sri Lanka celebrates her 73rd Independence Day today.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today delivered the 2021 Budget speech in Parliament.