Sachin Tendulkar has become the most capped player (169) in Test annals, overtaking Australia's Steve Waugh's tally (168).
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with Paranavitana's catch, has set an Indian record for most dismissals (19 in 9 Tests) against Sri Lanka in Tests, overtaking Nayan Mongia's tally of 18 in 9 Tests.
Pragyan Ojha has produced his best bowling performance in Sri Lanka.
Thilan Samaraweera has recorded his 23rd fifty - his fifth against India.
Kumar Sangakkara's runs' tally of 439 (ave.146.33) is his career-best in a Test series, surpassing the 428 in three innings at an average of 428.00 against Bangladesh in Sri Lanka in 2007.
Sangakkara, for the first time, has won all three tosses in a series. He is the first captain to accomplish the feat against India.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has lost seven consecutive tosses since December 2009
In Dhoni's absence, Virender Sehwag led India in the Chittagong Test in January this year. Thus, India have now lost eight tosses in a row since December 2009
Kumar Sangakkara is the second Sri Lankan player to amass 400 runs in a Test series against India - 439 (ave.146.33) in four innings.
Sanath Jayasuriya is the only one to aggregate 500 runs in a Test series involving India and Sri Lanka - 571 at an average of 190.33 in just three innings, including two hundreds, with a career-best 340 at Colombo (RPS) in 1997.
Sangakkara is the third captain after Jayawardene (twice) and Marvan Atapattu to aggregate 400 runs in a Test series for Sri Lanka.
Jayawardene's 56 is his 36th fifty overall and the eighth against India.
Jayawardene's series aggregate is 283 (ave.70.75) in four innings - a tally exceeded only by Sangakkara (439) and Tendulkar (295). Here are the statistical highlights of the opening day's play between India and Sri Lanka in the third Test in Colombo.