Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced the selection of a 26-member Under-19 national training squad for the upcoming Under-19 Asia Cup and the Under-19 World Cup.
The Junior National Selectors chose the squad of 26 members out of the 75 players, chosen via an Island wide Talent Profiling Program conducted by Sri Lanka Cricket. The Talent Profiling Program was conducted in partnership with the Schools Cricket Association and the Provincial Cricket Associations.
Before the selection of the 26 players, the 75 players underwent a Residential Training Program in Kandy, which consisted of skills training, game education, fitness sessions, and several practice games.
The 75 players, who took part in the Residential Training Program were divided into 5 teams, named after the Super Provinces of Sri Lanka Cricket, covering Colombo (split as North and South), Dambulla, Galle, and Kandy.
The Squad: Sadeesh Jayawardena St. Joseph’s), Abhishek Liyanarachchi (D. S. Senanayake), Ryan Fernando (S. Thomas’), Sadisha Rajapaksa (Royal), Shevon Danial (St. Joseph’s), Pawan Sandesh (Devapathiraja), Harindu Jayasekera (St. Thomas’, Matara), Jeewaka Shasheen (Devapathiraja), Pawan Pathiraja (Trinity), Matheesa Weerasingha (Maliyadeva), Vinuja Rampol (Nalanda), Lahiru Dewatage (St. Peter’s), Malsha Tharupathi (Madampagama, Ambalangoda),
Dunith Wellalage (St. Joseph’s), Traveen Mathews (St. Anthony’s, Katugastota), Sasanka Nirmal (Devapathiraja), Yasiru Rodrigo (S. Thomas’), Danal Hemananda (St. Peter’s), Matheesha Pathirana (Trinity), Vibahavith Ehelapola (Trinity), Raveen de Silva (Nalanda), Chamidu Wickramasinghe (St. Anthony’s, Katugastota), Bawantha Jayasinghe (Thurstan), Wanuja Sahan (St. Peter’s), Lahiru Abeysinghe (St. Anthony’s, Katugastota) and Maleesha Silva (St. Sylvester’s).