"Nuwan Kulasekara has been a vital cog in the Lankan lineup and played exceptional cricket during his time with the national team."
Avishka Fernando hit a quick-fire half-century as Sri Lanka eased to a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh.
Bangladesh were found guilty of being two overs short of their target after time allowances were put into consideration.
The position of head coach remains vacant ever since BCB parted ways with Steve Rhodes in the aftermath of the World Cup.
Retiring Malinga claimed 3-38 while Nuwan Pradeep (3-51) and Dhananjaya de Silva (2-49) played their parts in the win.
"When we play against him we will not keep it in our head that it will be his last match and will try to play as hard as possible."
Sri Lankan players want to give the best farewell to the yorker specialist who has served his side for 15 years and finally wants to call it a day.
Shafiul last represented Bangladesh in an ODI in October 2016 against England.
Malinga will end his career as Sri Lanka's third-leading wicket-taker in ODIs after Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas.
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