England maintained their number one Test ranking by beating Sri Lanka by eight wickets on the final day of the second and final Test in Colombo to tie the series 1-1.
Graeme Swann became the first Englishman to take ten wickets in a match in Sri Lanka as England bowled their hosts out for 278 and then reached 97 for two to win.
Sri Lanka all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the ongoing second Test against England in Colombo and fined ten percent of his match fee.
Dilshan pleaded guilty to being in breach of clause 2.1.5 which covers "excessive appealing and excessive shall include a) repeated appeal of the same decision/appeal and b) celebrating a dismissal before the decision has been given.
There is one stand-out candidate for this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award, and it is Rangana Herath, who ended the first Test against England with career-best match figures of 12 for 171.
England will be forced into making at least one change to their side for the second and final Test against Sri Lanka as Stuart Broad has been ruled out with a calf injury.
With the tourists 1-0 down in the series, the Nottinghamshire all-rounder will miss the match which begins in Colombo on 3rd April.
Sri Lanka were made to work hard by England on the final day of the first Test in Galle before they wrapped up a 75-run win by bowling the tourists out for 264.
Jonathan Trott scored an excellent century but after his dismissal, England rapidly collapsed, losing their last six wickets for 31 runs as Sri Lanka prevailed.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we speak to former England international David 'Bumble' Lloyd about England's tour of Sri Lanka.
He talks about how the series has gone so far and then looks ahead to the international summer, when the West Indies, South Africa and Australia visit England.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look at Sri Lanka naming their 14-man Test squad for the first game against England.
Can Sri Lanka win a first Test match at home since the retirement of Muttiah Muralitharan? Or will England bounce back?
Sri Lanka have named their 14-man squad for the opening Test against England with in-form batsman Chamara Silva replacing all-rounder Angelo Mathews.
Mathews missed the Asia Cup with a calf injury and Silva's knock of 163 against England in a tour game has earned him a recall along with a prolific season in domestic cricket.
England successfully chased down 359 on the final day of their tour game against the Sri Lanka Development XI to win their tour game by four wickets.
Half-centuries from Matthew Prior (84), Samit Patel (72), Ravi Bopara (66) and Kevin Pietersen (52) ensured they closed on 360 for six after the home team had declared on 199 for four in their second innings.
Jonathan Trott and Andrew Strauss both scored centuries as England took their turn to pile on the runs on the second day of their tour game against a Sri Lanka Development XI in Colombo.
After the Development XI declared their first innings on 431 for six, Trott retired on 101 and Strauss on 100 as England declared on 272 for four, after which the Development XI reached 44 for one at stumps in their second innings.
Chamara Silva hit a fluent century and there were half-centuries for Thilina Kandamby and Angelo Perera as England were made to work hard on the opening day of their tour game against a Sri Lanka Development XI in Colombo.
The home side closed on 376 for five having taken control after two early wickets had given England the early initiative.
James Anderson, Steven Finn and Graeme Swann all took three wickets to bowl England to an innings-and-15-run win over a Sri Lanka Board XI in Colombo.
Declaring on their overnight score of 303 for eight, England dismissed the Board XI for 119 in their second innings to ensure they did not have to bat again.
Prasanna Jayawardene and Thilina Kandamby will captain the two teams England take on as preparation for the two-Test series in Sri Lanka which begins later this month.
Jayawardene will captain a team in the first three-day game from 15th to 17th March before Kandamby leads in the second game, which begins on 20th March.
England have named a 16-man squad for their tour of Sri Lanka which begins next month. Eoin Morgan is the only notable absentee from the squad that toured the UAE, with Chris Tremlett the other exclusion due to his ongoing back problems.
In their places, all-rounder Samit Patel earns a call-up, while there is also a surprise recall for Kent off-spinner James Tredwell.
Chris Tremlett faces a spell of at least three months on the sidelines after specialists recommended that he have an operation on his back. The decision means that he will miss England's two Test matches in Sri Lanka at the end of March and beginning of April, as well as the first month of the county season with Surrey, meaning that he will struggle to be match fit for the start of England's Test summer against West Indies at the end of May.
The full schedule for England's tour of Sri Lanka in March and April has been confirmed, with the current world-leading Test side playing two warm-up games in Colombo.
They will arrive in Sri Lanka on 11th March and play a three-day warm-up game against a Sri Lanka Cricket Board XI starting on 15th March and then take on a Sri Lanka Development squad from 20th to 22nd March.