|Full name||Champaka Priyadarshana Hewage Ramanayake|
|Born||8 January 1965|
Galle, Sri Lanka
|Test debut (cap 40)||12 February 1988 v Australia|
|Last Test||14 September 1993 v South Africa|
|ODI debut (cap 49)||8 March 1986 v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||14 April 1995 v India|
Source: Cricinfo, 9 February 2017
Champaka is a highly experienced and respected international cricket coach now. He worked for Sri Lanka cricket board as a national fast bowling coach for 15 years and Bangladesh national fast bowling coach as 2 years. Champaka’s proudest and highest achievement is discovering Lasith Malinga at the age of 16 and guiding and coaching him to be the best fast bowler Sri Lanka ever produced and one of the best in the world.
He is the current high performance fast bowling coach of the Bangladesh national side.
Champaka who had his education at Richmond College, Galle is widely regarded as one of the steadiest bowlers ever produced by Sri Lanka.
Champaka is the only person to bowl in international cricket at Ray Mitchell Oval, in Mackay, Australia. The venue hosted its only international match during the 1992 Cricket World Cup, and the match was washed out after his first two deliveries.
Test 5 Wicket hauls
|1||5/82||13||Australia||Tyronne Fernando Stadium||Moratuwa||Sri Lanka||1992|
- "India vs Sri Lanka". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 11 Dec 2011.
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