Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 79 runs in the opening match of their one-day international series in Dublin.
The Associate Nation, who won the toss and chose to field at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, restricted the tourists to 219-8 in their 50 overs.
However, the hosts could only make 140 in their reply.
Sri Lanka, missing rested veteran batsmen Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan, were in some trouble at 95-5.
However, Ashan Priyanjan (31) and Nuwan Kulasekara (42 not out) offered lower-order resistance.
The tourists lost Kusal Perera to a duck in the opening over and despite 39 from Dinesh Chandimal, they were five down in the 30th over.
Kulasekara, batting at eight, hit three fours and two sixes with 39 coming off the final three overs.
|Sri Lanka: 219 for 8 (50 overs)|
|K Perera||c K O'Brien||b Murtagh||0||4|
|Upul Tharanga||c Wilson||b Thompson||24||69||52|
|Thirimanne||c Wilson||b Cusack||8||32||24|
|Chandimal||c and b K O'Brien||39||76||61|
|Mathews||run out (N O'Brien)||30||76||53|
|Vithanage||c Joyce||b Stirling||5||4||5|
|Priyanjan||c Joyce||b Dockrell||31||49||44|
|N Kulasekara||not out||42||45||34|
|Senanayake||c Dockrell||b Murtagh||3||13||14|
|A Mendis||not out||18||14||9|
|Extras||0nb 18w 0b 1lb||19|
Sri Lanka’s bid to win a 10th consecutive ODI was boosted as Paul Stirling and Ed Joyce were dismissed to leave Ireland 5-2 in the fifth over.
Niall O'Brien made 33 from just 39 balls, but he was trapped lbw by Ajantha Mendis before Gary Wilson, Kevin O'Brien and Stuart Thompson followed in quick succession to leave Ireland 74-6 in the 23rd over.
Captain William Porterfied departed after making a patient 37, becoming Mendis' third victim, and then Suranga Lakmal picked up his third wicket with Alex Cusack seeing his middle stump pegged back.
The newly-crowned World Twenty20 champions wrapped up the victory inside 40 overs as Tim Murtagh was trapped lbw for 10.
|Ireland: 140 (39.5 overs)|
|Porterfield||c K Perera||b A Mendis||37||103||87|
|Stirling||b N Kulasekara||4||5||6|
|Joyce||c Chandimal||b Lakmal||0||8||6|
|N O'Brien||lbw||b A Mendis||33||50||39|
|Wilson||run out (Senanayake)||3||11||2|
|K O'Brien||c Senanayake||b Lakmal||0||2||1|
|Thompson||lbw||b A Mendis||1||4||7|
|Sorensen||lbw||b N Kulasekara||17||39||35|
|Extras||0nb 4w 0b 3lb||7|
The second match of the series is on the same ground on Thursday.
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