Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed former Sri Lanka skipper Hashan Tillakaratne as the new U-19 team coach. He replaces Roy Dias whose termed end following this year's Youth World Cup.
His appointment is effective until the next Under 19 World Cup. Tillakaratne, who was once the batting coach of the Sri Lankan team is a qualified level 2 and 3 Coach (ICC Global).
His most recent coaching role was working as the ‘Head Coach’’ of the Galle Team, who became the Champions of the four day contest of the Super Provincial Tournament 2018 and the finalists of the Limited Over contest of the Super Provincial Tournament 2018.
He was also the ‘Head Coach’ of the Galle Team, who became the runner-up of the Super Provincial Limited over Tournament 2017.
Tillakaratne, who represented Sri Lanka in 83 Tests and 200 ODI’s, represented the country in four worlds cups.
He was a member of Sri Lanka’s World Cup winning squad in 1996 and captained the countries test team in 2004. Tillakaratne, is an MCC honorary life member.