The teams now go to Pallekele for the series decider with both the teams locked at 1-1.
Sri Lanka need 153 runs on fifth and final day for a series-levelling win against Pakistan.
Shehzad and Azhar shared a 120-run second wicket stand as Pakistan reach 171/2 before bad light stopped play on Day 3.
The second Test of the upcoming India series at home will be Sangakkara’s last for Sri Lanka.
President Sirisena has signed the relevant gazette notification and sent to the Government Printer, a presidential source said.
Wahab was hit on the left hand by a delivery from fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera while batting during the first day’s play of the second test.
Tharindu Kaushal picked up his first 5-wicket as Pakistan were bundled out for 138; SL 70/1 at stumps on Day 1.
Sangakkara is the leading current Test batsmen. His 12,271 runs and 38 centuries far exceed second-placed Alastair Cook of England.
Yasir Shah grabbed his second Test five-for as Sri Lanka’s second innings derailed.
This question has been on the lips of many here, and one journalist did end up asking Bangladesh’s coach.
Sarfaraz and Shafiq forged a partnership in the middle-order to evacuate Pakistan from the dwindling scenario.
LTTE was responsible for an integrated battlefield insurgent strategy that targeted key installations and senior Sri Lankan political and military leaders, report says.
Except Younis Khan’s 47, none other Pakistani batsman crossed the score of 20 in the inning.
The heavy downpour delayed the toss and it continued to drizzle, forcing the umpires to call off play.
Opener Kusal Perera alongside paceman Suranga Lakmal were also named in the 16-member squad.