Khettarama Stadium (until June 1994)
1986
Former Sri Lanka president Ranasinghe Premadasa
35,000
Yes
Khettarama End, Maligawatte End
Sri Lanka
15:54, Wed Feb 08, 2023 (UTC +0530)
R.Premadasa Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Sri Lanka v Australia - Aug 28-Sep 2, 1992 Scorecard
Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe - Jul 14-18, 2017 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 Australia - Jun 24, 2022 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 Australia - Jun 8, 2022 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

2023
Wed Feb 15 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST
1st unofficial ODI - Sri Lanka A v England Lions
Sat Feb 18 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST
2nd unofficial ODI - Sri Lanka A v England Lions
Tue Feb 21 (50 ovs)
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST
3rd unofficial ODI - Sri Lanka A v England Lions
Thu Feb 23 - Sun Feb 26
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST
National Super League 4-Day Tournament
1st semi-final - TBA v TBA
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The Colombo crowd thanks Australia for making the trip, Sri Lanka vs Australia, 5th ODI, Colombo, June 24, 2022
The Colombo crowd thanks Australia for making the trip
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The Colombo crowd thanks Australia for making the trip, Sri Lanka vs Australia, 5th ODI, Colombo, June 24, 2022
The Colombo crowd thanks Australia for making the trip
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A general view across the R. Premadasa stadium, Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st T20I, Colombo, June 7, 2022
A general view across the R. Premadasa stadium
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Rain interrupted South Africa's chase, Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd ODI, Colombo, September 7, 2021
Rain interrupted South Africa's chase
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