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Avishka Gunawardene

Former Sri Lanka Test cricketer Avishka Gunawardene has been appointed as the assistant coach of the Sri Lanka Under 19 team to Roger Wijesuriya.

Gunawardene who is on a two-year contract with Sri Lanka Cricket will continue to work with the Under 19 team during the forthcoming World Cup in 2016, states an SLC media release.

A hard-hitting left-handed opener Gunawardene played in six Tests and 61 ODIs for Sri Lanka from 1998-2006.