Khettarama Stadium (until June 1994)
1986
Former Sri Lanka president Ranasinghe Premadasa
35,000
Yes
Khettarama End, Maligawatte End
Sri Lanka
09:43, Sun Feb 07, 2016 (UTC +0530)
R.Premadasa Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Sri Lanka v Australia - Aug 28-Sep 2, 1992 Scorecard
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh - Mar 16-19, 2013 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Sri Lanka v Pakistan - Mar 9, 1986 Scorecard
Sri Lanka v West Indies - Nov 4, 2015 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Sri Lanka v India - Feb 10, 2009 Scorecard
Sri Lanka v West Indies - Nov 11, 2015 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

The R. Premadasa International Stadium (known prior to June 1994 as the Khetterama Cricket Stadium, after the area of Colombo it stands in) was the brainchild of the late Sri Lanka President Ranasinghe Premadasa, who championed the development of this colossal 35,000-seater concrete bowl, the biggest stadium in the country. Opened on February 2, 1986 with a limited-overs match between a Sri Lanka 'B' side and an England 'B' team, the stadium was built on swampland previously used by monks ferrying across to the Khettarama temple adjacent to the stadium. The inaugural one-day international was played on April 5, 1986 between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. On August 28, 1992 it hosted its first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia. The venue is best remembered for holding the world record for the highest Test total - 952 for 6 declared by Sri Lanka against India in 1997-98, in which the former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya scored 340 and Roshan Mahanama 225, the pair sharing the highest partnership in Test cricket with 576 for the second wicket. A new training centre was developed behind the stadium with 16 practice pitches and dormitories for the Academy which started in 2003.
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Fixtures

2016
Thu Feb 18 - Sun Feb 21
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST
AIA Premier League Tournament
Super Eight - Nondescripts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Thu Feb 25 - Sun Feb 28
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST
AIA Premier League Tournament
Super Eight - Moors Sports Club v Galle Cricket Club
Thu Mar 3 - Sun Mar 6
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST
AIA Premier League Tournament
Super Eight - Sinhalese Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club
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Latest Photos

Dark clouds gather over the R Premadasa Stadium, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 1, 2015
Dark clouds gather over the R Premadasa Stadium
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Rain delayed start of play at the R Premadasa Stadium, Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 1, 2015
Rain delayed start of play at the R Premadasa Stadium
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The players and umpires stand in the middle of the playing area after crowd trouble halted play, 3rd ODI, Colombo, July 19, 2015
The players and umpires kept to the middle of the playing area after crowd trouble halted play
© Associated Press
Sam Robson drives down the ground, Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 3rd unofficial Test, Colombo, 4th day, February 28, 2014
Sam Robson drives down the ground
© Thusith Wijeduru / ECB
 
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Super Eight: Nondescripts v Tamil Union at Colombo (RPS)
Feb 18-21, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Moors v Galle CC at Colombo (RPS)
Feb 25-28, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Sinhalese v Ragama at Colombo (RPS)
Mar 3-6, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
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