Sanath Jayasuriya, the former Sri Lanka opener, was one of six players to be valued at the maximum price of $35,000 in the local player portion of the draft for the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League.
The other five other players valued in the top bracket were current Sri Lanka internationals Dinesh Chandimal, Chamara Kapugedara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera and Rangana Herath.
In all, 107 local players were drafted.
Chandimal was the first Sri Lanka player to be drafted when he was selected by Wayamba with the day's first pick.
Perera and Kulasekara were the second and third players picked, by Kandurata and Nagenahira respectively, while Uthura selected Kapugedara with the fifth pick.
Angelo Mathews was named icon player of Nagenahira, taking the place of Shahid Afridi.