Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene told a press conference on the eve of the third and final Test that Jayasuriya had a ''very good chance'' of playing.
Jayasuriya, 36, retired from Test cricket in April but said he would continue to play One-dayers. He was added to the current Test squad after pressure from the chairman of selectors.
''If we have Sanath it gives us more depth and experience, as well as another bowling option,'' Jayawardene said.
England lead the series 1-0.