Lasith Embeldeniya (5/46) and Ramesh Mendis (4/64) ran through the West Indies second innings as Sri Lanka raced to 1-0 lead on Day 5.
Chasing 348 runs for victory, West Indies collapsed to 18/6 before ending the fourth day on 52/6. The Caribbeans still need 296 runs on the final day to win the first Test.
Mathews, 34, was not a part of the squad that toured England and last played the Test series against Bangladesh in April.
Under the SLC's performance based pay plan, 24 of the leading players had been offered contracts under four categories
If the dispute is not sorted in due course of time, it could well affect Sri Lanka's bilateral series with India in July,
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James Anderson returned for England in typically brilliant form but another seasoned campaigner, Angelo Mathews, responded emphatically
Joe Root was 168 of 254 balls as England's lead swelled to 185 by stumps. Catch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs England first Test match, Day 2 actions from Galle here
Captain Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow further thwarted Sri Lanka ambitions with a gritty, unbroken stand of 110 runs to close the day trailing by just eight runs. Catch the highlights and scores of Day 1 here
England recorded a 3-0 Test series sweep when they visited Sri Lanka in 2018, but can Joe Root's side prosper in the Galle bubble? Check match and telecast details here:
England recorded a 3-0 Test series sweep when they visited Sri Lanka in 2018, but can Joe Root's side prosper in the Galle bubble?
Former captain Mathews, 33, missed the South Africa tour because of a hamstring injury
Angelo Mathews claimed 4-59 to help Sri Lanka record a narrow win in the third and final ODI against West Indies in Pallekele
Angelo Mathews was named man of the match for his 200 not out in Sri Lanka's first innings of 515 for nine declared
India produced a clinical performance to humble Sri Lanka by 78 runs in the third and final T20I at Pune on Friday to start 2020 on a good note
India defeated Sri Lanka by 78 runs in the third and final T20 International to win the three-match series 2-0. Catch highlights of the IND vs SL match here
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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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