Malinga made his last Test appearance in December 2007 against England [ Images ].
The 26-year-old was out of action for nine months with a knee injury. He returned to international cricket in February 2009, playing limited-over and Twenty20 [ Images ] Internationals.
Off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan [ Images ], who is due to retire from Test cricket after the Galle match, is also in the squad along with 25-year-old Suraj Randiv [ Images ] who is likely to his place for the rest of the series.
Squad: Kumar Sangakkara [ Images ] (captain), Muttiah Muralitharan, Tillakaratne Dilshan [ Images ], Tharanga Paranavitana [ Images ], Mahela Jayawardene [ Images ], Thilan Samaraweera [ Images ], Angelo Mathews [ Images ], Prasanna Jayawardene [ Images ], Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath [ Images ], Dilhara Fernando, Dhammika Prasad, Suraj Randiv, Thilina Kandamby, Chanaka Welagedara, Lahiru Thirimanne.