Sri Lanka lost wickets at regular intervals on Day 1 of the Australia/ Sri Lanka match held in Colombo.
The hosts were three wickets down for 32 in the 8th over of the innings.
Asela Gunaratne and Milinda Siriwardena were able to complete half centuries.
The hosts were bowled out for 229 in the 58th over of the innings.
Steve O’Keefe of the Australian team bagged five for 43 in his 12 overs.