Last time Sri Lanka were in England, year 2006, they performed remarkably well, drawing the test series 1-1 coming from behind and then whitewashed home team in 5 one day series..
Having highlighted the fact, Sri Lanka still have a long way to go before they prove they understand English conditions and can win consistently. May 2011 will be Lanka's chance to added to their last successful tour, playing 3 test series, then a twenty20 international followed by series of 5 one day internationals.
3 test match nPower series starts 26th May 2011 at Cardiff while second test match is scheduled at Lord's from 3rd June and then 3rd and final England v Sri Lanka test match at Rose Bowl from 16th June.
England and Sri Lanka play a one off t20 match, the Natwest challenge, at Bristol on 25th June 2011.
First game of 5 one day series is on 28th June at The Oval, second ODI at Headingley Carnegie ground on 1st July, third ODI at Emirates Durham on 3rd, fourth at Trent Bridge on 6th and then fifth and last one day match at Old Trafford in Manchester on 9th July 2011.
India tour of England starts straight after Sri Lanka complete their UK fixtures.
History : Sri Lanka have played 6 test series in England before and won only once, in 1998, but that was just a one off test match. Lankans have drawn test series twice including their last trip while losing thrice.
Overall, two teams have played 21 tests and England lead 8 to 6 with 7 draws.