Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first on the opening day of the second Test against West Indies at the P Sara Oval.
Sri Lanka made two changes to their side that won the first Test at Galle by an innings and six runs by handing a first Test cap to 20-year-old batsman Kusal Mendis and recalled off-spinner Dilruwan Perera. They replaced Lahiru Thirimanne and Tharindu Kaushal.
West Indies made one change to their side by replacing fast bowler Shannon Gabriel with left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican who will be making his Test debut.
The two captains Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka and Jason Holder of West Indies made the toss with a gold coin made for the special occasion to celebrate the inauguration of the Sobers-Tissera trophy for which the series is being played.
Sir Garfield and Tissera were both present at the toss.
Sri Lanka leads the two-Test series 1-0.