It was the third time Sri Lanka have been whitewashed at home after India last year and Australia in 2004.
Sri Lanka limped to 53-4 on Sunday as they battled to reach 327 to win the third and final Test against England and avoid a series whitewash
At the close of a roller coaster second day, England were 3 without loss after four overs when bad light stopped play.
At stumps on day one, England, 2-0 up in the series, were 312-7, Bairstow having made 110 after valuable partnerships with Joe Root and Ben Stokes
Anderson, record-breaking fast bowler, said that while Broad was "delighted" at getting a chance he was feeling like a "spare part".
Moeen Ali took four wickets and Adil Rashid one as England's three frontline spinners accounted for the whole innings
Moeen Ali trapped Mathews lbw in the first over after tea to end the senior batsman's solid resistance
England reached 324 for nine - a second innings lead of 278 - when bad light stopped play for the day at Kandy.
England spinner Jack Leach then strengthened England’s position, dismissing opener Kaushal Silva in the 12 overs Sri Lanka faced
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