Marvan Atapattu has resigned from his post of Head Coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team and his which has been accepted by Sri Lanka Cricket.

Atapattu’s resignation comes in the wake of two unsuccessful home Test series against Pakistan and India which Sri Lanka lost 1-2 apiece.

A Sri Lanka Cricket media release states: “The former Sri Lanka captain was appointed to this position in October 2014, previously serving as the Batting Coach to the team from 2011 and as Interim Head Coach for a brief period from April 2014 after Paul Farbrace resigned. During this time, he has given of his time and service with the same professionalism that was his hallmark as an international cricketer.

“The high point of his career as coach must be the series victory against England in England in May/June 2014, when the Sri Lanka team excelled in all departments of the game to gain that coveted triumph.”