Andrew Fidel Fernando

ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent @andrewffernando

Angelo Mathews and Kaushal Silva rebuilt the innings

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC

SL's tragic hero treads a lonely road, again

If other men were witness to as much incompetence as Angelo Mathews has become used to, dressing rooms might have been set ablaze

Kusal Perera plays an uppish drive

SL v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

Mathews finds positives in 'tremendous' Kusal

Despite losing their first home series to India in 22 years, Sri Lanka had positives to take away in the form of Kusal Perera, the captain Angelo Mathews has said

Tharindu Kaushal attempts to field off his own bowling

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 4th day

Sri Lanka blighted by batting disorder

Every time the bowlers have earned Sri Lanka a slim advantage during this series, the batsmen have found ways to let them down, at the crease and in the field

Kusal Perera cuts through the off side

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Sri Lanka shoot themselves by shaking batting line-up

Whatever the end result, Sri Lanka's young batsmen have some distance to go. They had a seaming pitch, and tried to pull a gun on India. They fumbled with the trigger and shot themselves in the kneecap instead

Dhammika Prasad looks on amidst the rain

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Prasad's spell and zest add spark to frustrating Test

In this series, and in the one before it, Dhammika Prasad has been superbly watchable, always up to something, often with the ball, other times with his body language

KL Rahul loses his off stump

SL v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 1st day

Bangar concerned by unfamiliar seam movement

Only 15 overs were bowled on day one at the SSC but in that time, India's inexperienced top-order batsmen were exposed to seam movement they were unfamiliar with, the visitors' batting coach Sanjay Bangar said

Upul Tharanga clips one to the leg side

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC

Sri Lanka fret over batting order

Angelo Mathews has confirmed Upul Tharanga will take Kumar Sangakkara's place, but said the team management was 'giving the batting order a bit more thought'

Lahiru Thirimanne finds a gap behind square on the leg side

India in Sri Lanka 2015

Thirimanne eager to score at whatever position he gets

Sri Lanka have invested in a few startups in the last few years and Lahiru Thirimanne was among the promising ventures that impressed in domestic cricket, but there has been some frustration in the years since