"Theekshana is still recovering from a hamstring injury, so he won't be available for this game," Silverwood told reporters on Friday.
Pathum Nissanka's sublime unbeaten 101 propelled Sri Lanka to a place in this year's Cricket World Cup in India as the 1996 winners trounced hosts Zimbabwe by nine wickets on Sunday.
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is likely to approve PCB’s proposed hybrid model for the Asia Cup with Sri Lanka as the neutral venue where India can play their games, reported Cricinfo.
Afghanistan on Monday named a squad packed with spin bowlers for the three-match one-day series in Sri Lanka next month, with one eye on this year's World Cup in India.
Tom Latham was left thanking his lucky stars after smashing a majestic century to steer New Zealand to a seven-wicket win over India in Friday's opening one-day international in Auckland.
Sri Lanka's cricket board said Wednesday it had invited the sport's world governing body to investigate match-fixing allegations stemming from Pakistan's July tour of the island nation.
Sri Lanka fast bowler Asitha Fernando on Thursday replaced injured Binura Fernando in their squad at the Twenty20 World Cup, tournament organisers said.
Kusal Mendis' fiery start and a key lower-order knock by Bhanuka Rajapaksa powered Sri Lanka to a four-wicket win over Afghanistan in their Asia Cup Super Four contest on Saturday.
Sri Lanka Friday named a 20-man squad led by Dasun Shanaka for the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament starting later this month in the United Arab Emirates.