They also suffered their maiden one-day international series loss to
"Every team goes through a rough patch," Tharanga said in a statement from Sri Lanka Cricket. "This is something that happens in cycles to every team and every nation no matter how great a cricketing nation they are.
The 32-year-old said the 1996 World Cup winners had already identified areas for improvement.
"These areas are being taken care of, and we are seeing the results behind the scenes – however it will take a little more time for it to be seen externally, so please have patience, and most importantly have faith," Tharanga said.
"We have the talent, we have the skill. We have been putting in the hard work, we just need the spirit, and for that we need your support too," he concluded.
Upul Tharanga (captain), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando....