|Full name||Hettiarachchi Gamage Jeevantha Mahesh Kulatunga|
2 November 1973 |
Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Bowling style||Right arm medium|
|T20I debut (cap 21)||10 October 2008 v Zimbabwe|
|Last T20I||12 October 2008 v Canada|
|Domestic team information|
|1993–||Colts Cricket Club|
|1990–95||North Western Province|
|2011||Drumpellier Cricket Club (Overseas Professional)|
|Source: Cricinfo, 15 September 2016|
Hettiarachchi Gamage Jeevantha Mahesh Kulatunga (born 2 November 1973), or Jeevantha Kulatunga is a former Sri Lankan T20I cricketer. An aggressive right-handed middle order batsman, Kulatunga has been captain of Colts Cricket Club since 2003-2004, though he failed to make an impact in international level.
Born in Kurunegala, Kulatunga was just 17 when he made his first class debut in 1990, playing for Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club. In 2001 he was selected to represent the Sri Lanka Board President's XI in a game against England at Matara, scoring a half century. He has also played for Sri Lanka A, in games against Pakistan A and India.
He has been a prolific scorer in domestic cricket and in May steered his club Wayamba to a 31-run victory in the inaugural Inter-Provincial Twenty20 final against Ruhuna, earning an opportunity to make his international debut. He has also played for Barisal Blazers in Bangladesh's NCL T20 Bangladesh.
In October 2008, Kulatunga was selected in the Sri Lanka side for an International Twenty20 tournament in Toronto. He made his debut on 20 October against Zimbabwe, scoring eight runs and taking a catch in a five-wicket victory, also playing against Canada.
Career Best Performances
as of 15 September 2010
|T20I||11||Sri Lanka v Canada||Ontario||2008||n/a|
|FC||234||Colts v Ragama||Colombo (MSC)||2009||5–67||Colts v Sri Lanka Air Force||Colombo (Colts)||2004|
|LA||132||Wayamba v Sri Lanka Cricket Combined XI||Colombo (Colts)||2010||5–21||Colts v Badureliya||Colombo (Colts)||2006|
|T20||104*||Wayamba v Kandurata||Galle||2010||4–28||Colts v Kurunegala YCC||Colombo (Nondescripts)||2005|