Sri Lankan bowling squad could limit tourist Australian team to 203 in the first inning played at Pallekele.
Sri Lanka could only score 117 for the first inning.
Adam Voges, Michelle Marsh and Steeven Smith bagged 47, 31 and 30 for their country respectively in the first inning.
Rangana Herath and Lakshan Sandaken got four wickets each while Nuwan Kulasekara secured two wickets including David Warner who went back to pavilion with no score.
Hosting Sri Lanka is batting again and the match is paused due to rain.