James Anderson wants England to build a healthy lead in Galle, and revealed his dedication to staying at the forefront of the team's plans.
England's openers flopped for the third time on tour but Joe Root showed how to play Sri Lanka's spin, while James Anderson shone again.
Eddie Jones has included three uncapped players for his England squad for the Six Nations, which starts in February.
James Anderson returned for England in typically brilliant form but another seasoned campaigner, Angelo Mathews, responded emphatically.
Ed Smith says Jonny Bairstow "endorses" the policy of resting players after he was not selected for the start of the India tour.
Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Rory Burns are back in the England squad to face India, but Jonny Bairstow was among those omitted.
Sri Lanka are once again without Dimuth Karunaratne as they aim to put a halt to England's impressive winning run overseas.
England's Six Nations preparations have been impacted by a positive coronavirus test for assistant coach Matt Proudfoot.
A few hours on from securing a memorable win over Australia, India named their squad to face England next month.
Kieran Trippier will be unavailable until February 28 after FIFA ruled he must serve a suspension handed down by the English FA.