Out of their four Test wins in Lanka, the Kiwis have won three of them in Colombo.
Kane Williamson will be keen to forget his twin failures in Galle.
Williamson bowled only three overs in the second innings of the game.
All the statistical highlights from Sri Lanka’s first win in more than three years against New Zealand.
Dimuth Karunaratne led his troops from the front with a spectacular ton.
He swung his bat around before holing out at third-man attempting an upper-cut.
Karunaratne and Thirimanne have batted beautifully on the day.
Sri Lanka would rue the fact that they let go off the advantage that they had.
Going into the future, Southee can surpass the likes of Kevin Pietersen and MS Dhoni as well.
The hosts still trail New Zealand's score by 22 runs.