Unavailable: Fast bowlersShaminda Eranga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad; and wicket-keeper Prasanna Jayawardene (all injured).
Tour party Announced:Thesports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage agreed the squad and it was announced on 28 November 2011.
Not selected:Off-spinner Suraj Randiv and batsman Thilan Samaraweera..
Addition to squad:On 29 November Samaraweera was added to the Test tour party as cover for Jayawardene who had a knee injury. Earlier chief selector Mendis had said he would not feature in Sri Lanka's long-term plans to give more opportunities to youngsters.
Withdrawal : Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal withdrew on 30 November owing to an ankle injury.
Buddhist monks chanted prayers for their success during a ceremony in Colombo on Monday 5 December, prior to the team's departure for South Africa.
The team arrived in Johannesburg at 14:30 on Tuesday 6 December on a flight from Doha.
On-tour selection panel
Uncapped fast bowler Kanishka Alvitigala and seamer Dhammika Prasad flew out to reinforce the team on 19 December when Nuwan Pradeep was forced to return early because of a hamstring tear.Earlier it was reported that Nuwan Kulasekara would go to South Africa with Prasad, but Nuwan's choice was canceled by the Sports Ministry. However, he did go with the one-day squad.
Off-spinner Sachithra Senanayeke replaced Ajantha Mendis who had a recurrence of a back injury
Jayawardene injured his back in the third ODI and played no further part in the series but stayed with the team