Nilanka is a young up and coming all rounder he plays for Negombo, he is a very good left arm spinner and a more than useful bat. Having made his 1st class debut in December 2016 Nilanka has racked up 62 wickets at a very good average of 29 each in only 14 games also his shorter format bowling averages are 18 and 14 per wicket respectively. Despite batting at 8 or 9 most games Nilanka has done very well with his limited opportunities he averages 17.50 with a high score of 70 and has contributed in most of his games, clearly he would be effective in club cricket. For his 1st time over Nilanka is happy to come on a very basic package and would be an excellent choice.
In 2019 Nilanka came to the UK to play for Shaw C.C. in the GMCL he bowled superbly with 68 Wickets at the incredible average of just 5.89 he also chipped in with 385 runs averaging 35. No shock then when the club re-signed him for 2020