Rumesh Ratnayake appointed Sri Lanka fast bowling coach


Rumesh Ratnayake has been appointed as the Head of Fast Bowling for Sri Lanka Cricket.

Ratnayake will replace Chaminda Vaas who was appointed before the current Indian series following Champaka Ramanayake’s resignation as Sri Lanka’s fast bowling coach.

Ramanayake has taken up a two-year contract with Bangladesh Cricket while Vaas will be reappointed as the fast bowling coach in the U19 and development levels.

53-year old former Sri Lankan spearhead, Ratnayake previously held coaching positions with the Sri Lanka side, as interim head coach in 2011 and as a fast bowling consultant during the 2015 World Cup. He has also worked as a development officer for the Asian Cricket Council in the past.

“Ratnayake will head the National Fast Bowling program, spearheading its talent identification, skills development and training processes in cohesion with the National High Performance plan.” A SLC communique stated.