The skipper was delighted with the way his team fought in the Test.
It took only 30 minutes for the visitors to pick the remaining three wickets.
Prior anticipation from the fielder earned a crucial wicket for England.
Due to the poor management, the bookings of the officials and both the teams at the same hotel were not confirmed and the fan were relocated at the last moment.
Root slammed an enterprising 124 in the second innings in Pallekele.
Moeen Ali and Jack Leach were brilliant with the ball as they shared seven wickets.
With Chandimal not on the field, Sri Lanka looked a deflated side.
Anderson was warned for running on the wicket.
The stage is set for Rangana Herath to wield his magic and help his team make a comeback in the game.
Dilruwan Perera was the best bowler for the hosts as he picked four wickets.