Sri Lanka were unable to bat in reply as rain, which started during the lunch break, ended play for the day, with another four hours lost in addition to the three on the second day.
India won toss
INDIA - First Innings
(Overnight: 401 for 5)
S C Ganguly c Tillikeratne 99
A Kumble run out 78
J Srinath lbw b Jayasuriya 11
R K Chauhan c Vaas b Jayasuriya 1
A Kuruvilla lbw b Pushpakumara 0
N M Kulkarni not out 1
Extras (b8 lb13 nb12 w3) 36
Total (155 overs) 485
Fall (cont): 6-462 7-476 8-484 9-484.
Bowling: Vaas 31-3-80-2 (nb3); Pushpakumara 32-3-122-5 (nb4); Silva 28- 6-81-0 (nb1 w1); Muralitharan 46-9-137-0 (nb4); Ranatunga 1-0-8-0; Jayasuriya 16-4-32-2; Atapattu 1-0-4-0 (w2).
Sri Lanka: *A Ranatunga, S T Jayasuriya, M S Atapattu, R S Mahanama, P A de Silva, H P Tillakaratne, S K L de Silva, C J U P W Vaas, M Muralitharan, K R Pushpakumara, J K Silva.
Umpires: C Mitchley (SA) and V K Ramaswamy (Ind).