Angry fans protested at the Dambulla cricket stadium this evening after Sri Lanka continued its losing streak in cricket.
Sri Lanka lost the opening game of the five match One Day International series against India by 9 wickets after losing the just concluded Test series.
The fans initially invaded the stadium as the match came to an end.
The Police and ground staff removed the fans before any damage could be done to the cricket pitch.
However later large crowds gathered outside and inside parts of the venue preventing the team and Sri Lanka cricket board members, including its president Thilanga Sumathipala, from leaving the premises.
Riot Police had to be called in to protect the team and the cricket board members and to clear the venue.
The Sri Lanka team and Sri Lanka cricket board members were able to leave the stadium after several minutes. (Colombo Gazette)