Sri Lanka were reeling on 31/3 as they chase an imposing target of 410 in a pollution-tainted match.
India declared on 246-5 after Kohli, Dhawan and Rohit Sharma hit quickfire fifties.
Earlier, skipper Dinesh Chandimal took his overnight 147 to 164 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 373.
Sri Lanka 373 (Chandimal 164, Mathews 111, Ashwin 3-90, Ishant 3-98) and 31 for 3 (Jadeja 2-5) need another 379 runs to beat India 536 for 7 dec. and 246 for 5 dec. (Dhawan 67, Rohit 50*, Kohli 50, Pujara 49).
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