On This Day in 2001, former Sri Lankan captain Marvan Atapattu made his fifth double hundred in Test matches. He scored 201 runs against Bangladesh at the Sinhalese Sports Club Cricket Ground in Colombo. It helped Sri Lanka score 555 against the opposition.
On This Day in 2021, Sri Lankan spinner Maheesh Theekshana made his debut in ODI matches. He played his maiden ODI match against South Africa at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Theekshana struck with his first ball in international cricket and took the wicket of Janneman Malan. He registered the fifth-best figures in an innings on debut for Sri Lanka with 4 wickets for 37 runs.