|Full name||Chandika Hathurusingha|
|Born||13 September 1968
Colombo, Sri Lanka
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Relations||CM Hathurusingha (brother)|
|Domestic team information|
|1989–2005||Tamil Union C&AC|
|Source: ESPNcricinfo, 19 December 2012|
Upul Chandika Hathurusingha (born 13 September 1968) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who is the current coach of New South Wales in Australian domestic cricket, having previously coached the United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka A. A right-handed all-rounder who bowled medium-fast, Hathurusingha played 26 Tests and 35 One Day Internationals for the Sri Lankan national cricket team, and also had a successful domestic career for Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club and Moors Sports Club.
An opening batsman, Hathurusingha was most often one of the opening batsmen alongside Roshan Mahanama. A useful pace-bowler, Hathurusingha was not called into the Test side until an injury to Mahanama stopped him from playing. Hathurusingha started his career by piecing together a trio of half-centuries in his first three matches. After a long layoff from the side when other players took over in the opening batsman position, and the subsequent discovery of Sanath Jayasuriya in just that position, Hathurusingha began to play once again, but this time as a strong middle-order batsman and medium-pace bowler. This was not to prove overly effective, though, and when Hathurusingha was not called upon to play in the Cricket World Cup in 1999, this brought about an end to his international career. He played once again in the Premier Tournament and became Player of the Tournament three seasons running (2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04). His Twenty-20 career began in 2005-06.
Having retired from first-class cricket at the end of the 2004–05 season, and Twenty20 cricket at the end of the following season, Hathurusingha was appointed coach of the United Arab Emirates in December 2005 on a one-year contract. Following the completion of this contract, he was named coach of Sri Lanka A on a three-year contract with Sri Lanka Cricket. In 2009, Hathurusingha was named senior assistant to Sri Lanka's national coach, Trevor Bayliss, but he was fired in June 2010 due to disciplinary reasons. Despite a request for him to be retained from Kumar Sangakkara, the national team's captain at the time, Hathurusingha was not reappointed to the position, and subsequently obtained permanent residency in Australia. He was a coaching consultant for the Canadian national cricket team at the 2011 World Cup, and was subsequently appointed assistant coach of New South Wales in September 2011, on a two-year contract. When senior coach Anthony Stuart was dismissed from the position in December 2012, midway through the 2012–13 season, Hathurusingha was named acting coach for the remainder of the season.
- Hathurusingha retires from first-class cricket – ESPNcricinfo. Published 8 December 2005. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- Hathurusingha still has fire in his belly – ESPNcricinfo. Published 2 September 2006. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- Chandika Hathurusingha suspended – Island Cricket. Published 8 June 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- Somachandra de Silva's power trip led to Hathurusingha's axing – Island Cricket. Published 5 December 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- Hathurusingha in Canadian camp for World Cup – Island Cricket. Published 18 February 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- Chandika Hathurusingha appointed NSW Assistant Coach – International Cricket Hall of Fame. Published 8 September 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- Stuart sacked as coach of New South Wales – ESPNcricinfo. Published 19 December 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.