Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is its legislative capital, and Colombo is its largest city and centre of commerce. Sri Lanka's documented history spans 3, years, with evidence of prehistoric human settlements dating back at least , years. The country's trade in luxury goods and spices attracted traders of many nations, creating Sri Lanka's diverse population. During a period of great political crisis , the Portuguese , whose arrival in Sri Lanka was largely accidental, sought to control the island's maritime regions and its lucrative external trade.
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Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur was spotted fuming after a regulation DRS call, but his reaction has confused the cricket world. Cricket: A poor review has sent Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur spinning, and yet it was a clear call by the umpire. Mickey Arthur's bemusing blow-up on Friday. On day two in Galle, England captain Joe Root attempted a reverse sweep off Sri Lankan spinner Lasith Embuldeniya, which spooned up and was caught at short leg.