Allrounder Dasun Shanaka struck a double blow to further India's miseries and leave the hosts struggling at 74-5.
Cheteshwar Pujara put on a master class in batting in testing conditions to post 47 not out and give India a push towards the three-figure mark.
When the rain arrived just prior to lunch, India had laboured to 74 for 5.
India 74 for 5 (Pujara 47*, Saha 6*, Lakmal 3-5, Shanaka 2-23) v Sri Lanka.
Matches Tagged in ClipDex2017 IND v SRL 1st Test
Series Tagged in ClipDex2017 IND v SRL Test serie ...
Players Tagged in ClipDexPujara, Cheteshwar A Shanaka, M Dasun Dickwella, D P D Niroshan Rahane, Ajinkya M Karunaratne, F Dimuth M Saha, Wriddhiman P Lakmal, Suranga
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