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Malinga snubbed for one-off T20I

Aug 8, 2018: Veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga found himself excluded from Sri Lanka's T20I squad, while Binura Fernando got a first call-up in three years

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South Africa tour of Sri Lanka

Getting dropped is part of playing for Sri Lanka - de Silva

Aug 6, 2018: Dhananjaya de Silva has been shunted around the Sri Lanka batting line-up a fair bit, but for now, he seems to have found a place in the lower-middle order

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2018

Mathews to captain SL Board XI, Dhananjaya also included

Jul 5, 2018: Sri Lanka will field a weakened bowling attack in the Board XI game against South Africa, but Angelo Mathews and Roshen Silva will play as part of a strong batting lineup

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka tour of West Indies 2018

Dhananjaya to return for West Indies tour following father's funeral

Jun 3, 2018: The batsman had originally withdrawn from the tour after his father was killed by a gunman

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Dhananjaya de Silva withdraws from West Indies tour after father killed by gunman

May 24, 2018: Sri Lankan Police confirmed that Ranjan de Silva, Dhananjaya's father, was shot dead in Rathmalana, just south of Colombo

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, 3rd day, Dhaka

'Feel like we've started another journey' - Herath

Feb 10, 2018: Veteran spinner sees a "proper" team with youth and experience in equal measure following three years of rebuilding

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

Sri Lanka pile on the runs and eye big lead

Feb 2, 2018: Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis and Roshen Silva combined to grind the Bangladesh attack into the dust

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Chittagong, 1st day

Mendis and Dhananjaya battle adversity to keep Sri Lanka afloat

Feb 1, 2018: Kusal Mendis showed grit and Dhananjaya de Silva showed flair in rescuing their team from a rocky start in Chittagong

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series

Dhananjaya to replace injured Kusal Perera

Jan 22, 2018: A side strain has ruled Kusal Perera out of the remainder of the Tri-Nation Series in Bangladesh

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Sri Lanka news

SL cricketers to undergo special training programme

Dec 23, 2017: Sri Lanka Cricket has organised the special training programme featuring 23 ODI cricketers, to allow Chandika Hathurusingha to have "quality time" with the preliminary squad

Andrew Fidel Fernando

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 5th day

Dhananjaya and a new dawn for Sri Lanka

Dec 6, 2017: Sri Lanka dropped him after throwing him in the firing line in South Africa. He has returned with the highest fourth-innings score by a visiting batsman in India. Young talents like that need better nurturing

Sidharth Monga in Delhi

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 5th day

Dhananjaya, Roshen deny India 2-0

Dec 6, 2017: Dhananjaya de Silva and the debutant Roshen Silva were Sri Lanka's fifth-day heroes as they fought their way to a drawn third Test

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lanka tour of India 2017-18

Kusal Perera back in Sri Lanka ODI squad

Dec 5, 2017: Kusal Mendis, who was rested for the Test series, was not among the 16 men picked by the selection committee

Madushka Balasuriya

Sri Lanka news

Gunaratne wins big at SLC's annual awards

Nov 1, 2017: The allrounder picked up four awards at the ceremony, while Rangana Herath and Chamari Atapattu were named the men's and women's cricketers of the year

Madushka Balasuriya

West Indies A v Sri Lanka A, Jamaica, 3rd day

Sri Lanka A stumble around Dhananjaya de Silva ton

Oct 13, 2017: The visiting captain strokes 104 out off a total of 201 for 7

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India in Sri Lanka 2017

Dhananjaya, Pradeep return to Sri Lanka's Test squad

Jul 23, 2017: Batting allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva, uncapped left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara, and seamer Nuwan Pradeep returned to Sri Lanka's squad for the first Test against India, in Galle

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka 2017

Dhananjaya de Silva dropped for Zimbabwe Test

Jul 12, 2017: Limited-overs opener Danushka Gunathilaka made his first entry into Sri Lanka's Test squad, thanks largely to his excellent ODI form over the past six weeks

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Champions Trophy 2017

Kusal Perera ruled out of Champions Trophy, Dhananjaya returns

Jun 10, 2017: Kusal Perera has become the second Sri Lankan after Chamara Kapugedera to be ruled out of the ICC Champions Trophy due to injury. Allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva has been approved as a replacement

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Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Colombo

Inconsistent selection leaves Sri Lanka in flux

Mar 31, 2017: Sri Lanka's inconsistent selection has had a "big effect" on the present state of the ODI team, according to cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka Board President's XI v Bangladeshis

Sabbir 72, Mahmudullah 71* in Bangladesh's warm-up defeat

Mar 22, 2017: More than 700 runs were scored in Bangladesh's tour match against Sri Lanka President's XI in Colombo, where the hosts completed a final-over win

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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