Former fast bowler Rumesh Ratnayake has been appointed as the interim head coach of the National Cricket Team for the upcoming tour of Australia.
Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement that Ratnayake was appointed as the interim coach by the SLC Executive Committee in consultation with the Technical Advisory Committee.
Ratnayake will however not travel to Australia with the team but will join before the first T20I game, as he is currently in self-isolation having tested positive for COVID-19.
Sri Lanka Cricket earlier today named a 20-member T20 squad for the tour of Australia.
The squad, led by Dasun Shanaka and vice captained by Charith Asalanka, will play a five-match series in Australia starting on the 11th of February.
The first two matches of the series will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and the third at the Manuka Oval and the last two at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.