India suffered a top-order collapse after taking a 111-run first innings lead.
Sri Lanka's lower order batsmen rescued them from 47-6 6 to 201 all out. India were 21/3 in their second innings when rain stopped play for the day.
Earlier, Cheteshwar Pujara finished unbeaten on 145 in the first innings to become only India's fourth batsman to carry the bat as he helped India post 312 all out.
India 312 (Pujara 145*, Mishra 59, Prasad 4-100) and 21 for 3 (Pradeep 2-6) lead Sri Lanka 201 (Perera 55, Herath 49, Ishant 5-54) by 132 runs.
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