Janaka Malwatta

Out of the footmarks

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Gehan Mendis attempts a sweep

What might Gehan Mendis have been?

An attacking batsman who made a name for himself on the county circuit in the '70s and '80s, he could have played for Sri Lanka or England but finished without an international cap

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

Kumar Sangakkara salutes the crowd as he walks off for 112

The last of Sanga

Kumar Sangakkara has maintained excellent standards over a glittering career; a World Cup trophy would be a fitting send-off

Tillakaratne Dilshan goes through the off side

A maverick with maturity

Tillakaratne Dilshan, one the few '90s era cricketers still around, is an entertainer who never backs down from a challenge

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

Dhammika Prasad shows his elation after trapping Gary Ballance first ball

Sri Lanka's triumph of attitude

They won in England by playing tough, bloody-minded cricket, refusing to take a backward step, on or off the pitch

Dilruwan Perera is congratulated by Dinesh Chandimal after a wicket

Testing times for Sri Lanka

Given Sri Lanka's long struggle to attain Test status, the demotion of the five-day format to an inconvenient sideshow is particularly galling