June 16, 2010 (islandcricket.lk): Ruwan Kalpage has been appointed as the fielding coach for Sri Lanka’s national cricket team.
Kalpage, a former Test player for Sri Lanka, was appointed as the high performance head coach for Bangladesh’s National Cricket Academy in 2008. Upon completing his stint with the Bangladesh Cricket Board, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced that it had signed on the former off-spinner and exceptional fielder to bolster Sri Lanka’s 2011 World Cup bid.
In a statement, Sri Lanka Cricket’s Human Resources Manager said: "Ruwan, who is widely acclaimed as a resourceful and knowledgeable coach, brought in a wealth of experience in coaching where his career spanned over a period of 10 years.
"SLC authorities are confident that Ruwan’s timely entry in to SLC Coaching outfit will spearhead national team’s painstaking campaign for coveted 2011 World Cup, the tourney that will be jointly staged in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka."