Out-of-form batsman Thilan Samaraweera, the injured Ajantha Mendis and the just-capped leg spinner Sekkuge Prasanna are among those left out of the Sri Lankan test squad that takes on Pakistan from mid-October in the UAE.
Dinesh Chandimal, who, according to the team coach Rumesh Ratnayake, has a technical problem with his batting, has been recalled. Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep and Kaushal Silva have been included.
T.M. Dilshan will lead while Anjelo Mathews has been named Vice Captain
The team: T.M Dilshan (Captain), Angelo Mathews (Vice Captain), T. Paranavithana, Lahiru Thirimanne, K. Sangakkara, M.Jayawardene, Prasanna Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Rangana Herath, Suraj Randiv, Chanaka Welagedara, Suranga Lakmal, Shaminda Eranga, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep and Kaushal Silva.