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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
06:31, Sat Aug 29, 2015 (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 Pakistan - Jul 22, 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
Netherlands v Scotland - Jul 26, 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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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
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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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