Sri Lanka won the second edition of the SAFF Suzuki Cup in 1995 on home soil with a victory over India in the final. They have made the semifinals on four separate occasions including in 2008 when they jointly-hosted the competition with the Maldives. They are one of the first four original members of the competition.

Placed in Group B with its Indian Ocean neighbour, the Maldives, and India, Sri Lanka will begin its campaign facing fellow 1995 finalists.

After a sabbatical of almost 20 months from football, Sri Lanka fans will be delighted that their team will arrive in Bangladesh after some match-practice. They were invited to play friendlies in Lithuania, Japan and Korea.

Coached by Nizam Packeer Ali, Sri Lanka will hope that the pre-tournament preparations come in handy in helping to upset the established order at the SAFF Suzuki Cup.

Head to head in SAFF Suzuki Cup
vs India: 3D, 3L
vs Maldives: 1D, 5L

Group B Preview: India vs Maldives
The final Group B clash of the SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 between India and the Maldives will decide who among the two island nations of the group will progress to the semi-finals along with India.
Match Report: India 2-0 Maldives
India’s dominant performance against the Maldives resulted in a 2-0 victory for Stephen Constantine’s team.
Group A Preview: Bangladesh vs Nepal
Group A leaders Bangladesh will be looking forward to cementing their spot in the semi-final when they take on Nepal...
Final: Maldives vs India (Highlights)
Semi final: India vs Pakistan (Highlights)
Semi final: Nepal vs Maldives (Highlights)