Out-of-form batsman Thilan Samaraweera, 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.

The team: Tilakaratne Dilshan (captain), Angelo Mathews (vice-captain), Tharanga Paranavitana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kumjar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Prasanna Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Rangana Herath, Suraj Randiv, Chanaka Welegedara, Suranga Lakmal, Shaminda Eranga, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep and Kaushal Silva . — Special Correspondent

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