- India were asked to follow on in this test providing the third occasion of being asked to follow on by Sri Lanka. The other two occasions are - at Col-SSC in Aug 2001 and at Col-SSC in Jul 2008. This test was won by ten wickets.
- India were asked to follow on in this test providing the 23rd occasion of being asked to follow on by various teams. Of the 23 occasions, they have lost by an innings on 16 occasions and by wickets margin on seven occasions.
- Muralidaran became the first bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 800 wickets when he had PP Ojha caught by DPMD Jayawardene for 13 in the second innings of this test.
Progressive milestones of his 800 wickets read thus:
- First Wicket : CJ McDermott of Australia - lbw for 9 at Col-RPS in Aug 1992 in his first test
- 100th wicket : SP Fleming of New Zealand - bowled for 59 at Hamilton in Mar 1997 in his 27th test
- 200th wicket : DG Cork of England - caught by RS Kaluwitharana for 8 at The Oval in Aug 1998 inRead More »from 1st Test: SL vs IND at Galle: Fifth day highlights