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Khettarama Stadium (until June 1994)
1986
Former Sri Lanka president Ranasinghe Premadasa
35,000
Yes
Khettarama End, Maligawatte End
Sri Lanka
02:51, Sun Oct 26, 2014 (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 South Africa - Jul 6, 2014 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 South Africa - Aug 2, 2013 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

2014
Wed Nov 26 (50 ovs)          
14:30 local | 09:00 GMT
04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST
1st ODI - Sri Lanka v England (Reserve Day)
Sat Nov 29 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST
2nd ODI - Sri Lanka v England (Reserve Day)
Sun Dec 7 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST
4th ODI - Sri Lanka v England
Tue Dec 16 (50 ovs)          
14:30 local | 09:00 GMT
04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST
7th ODI - Sri Lanka v England
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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
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The covers come on at the R Premadasa Stadium, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Colombo, June 13, 2012
The covers come on at the R Premadasa Stadium
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An aerial view of the R Premadasa stadium, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, World Cup, Group A, Colombo, February 26, 2011
An aerial view of the R Premadasa stadium
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A general view of the redeveloped R Premadasa Stadium, Basnahira v Wayamba, SLC Inter-provisional limited-over tournament, Colombo, 23 January 2011
A general view of the redeveloped R Premadasa Stadium
© Manoj Ridimahaliyadda
 
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
4th ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Dec 7, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
7th ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Dec 16, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
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