Janaka Malwatta

Out of the footmarks

Aravinda de Silva celebrates his half-century

All hail Mad Max

Aravinda de Silva's steely resolve at the crease, as demonstrated in the 1996 World Cup final, coupled with his vintage strokeplay made him the first true Sri Lankan great

Mahela Jayawardene speaks to the media ahead of the ICC World Twenty20

A man of his people

Mahela Jayawardene embodies artistry and steel in his batting, and warmth and humanity off the field

Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara signed off in style

Two gentlemen of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka pulled together as a team in the World T20 to give Jayawardene and Sangakkara the farewell they deserve

Muttiah Muralitharan and Arjuna Ranatunga argue with Ross Emerson after a no-ball incident

From 'sarong Johnnie' to national icon

By refusing to back down, Arjuna Ranatunga proved to the opposition and his own team that Sri Lanka had earned the right to compete as equals