Top order batsman Lahiru Thirimanne returned to Colombo with a lower back strain sustained on 23rd June. Thirimanne has been replaced by Niroshan Dikwella, who was immediately available in UK with the A-Team.
Meanwhile, hamstring soreness that saw Captain Angelo Matthews sit out the bowling attack for the 2nd ODI, and the subsequent hamstring niggle sustained by Vice-Captain Dinesh Chandimal are being carefully monitored, with the most recent updates as at 14.30 SL time today (26th) indicate that both players will be available in the 3rd ODI due to get underway shortly.
All-rounder Farveez Maharoof, is also sporting an injury to his left hand, but his current assessment also indicates that he will play.
Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha brought from Taxila, Pakistan are exhibited in Thanthirimalaya Rajamaha Viharaya, Thanthirimalaya in Anuradhapura for two days on the occasion of Poson Full Moon Poya Day.
Sri Lankan Airlines, the official Airline of the Cinnamon Travel Bloggers Conference (TBC) Asia 2016, welcomed more than 40 blogger participants by giving a thrilling experience on the flight deck of an Airbus A330 Full Flight Simulator at BIA.