Rain meant there was no play before lunch on the second day of the third Test between England and Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl here on Friday.
The umpires brought forward lunch by half an hour to 12.30pm (1130GMT) in the hope of making prompt start to the afternoon session.
Sri Lanka were 81 for four, all their top-order dismissed despite only 38 overs out of a scheduled 90 being bowled on Thursday because of rain in what was the Rose Bowl's debut match as a Test ground.
Thilan Samaraweera was 24 not out and Prasanna Jayawardene 10 not out.
England lead the series 1-0 after their innings and 14-run first Test win in Cardiff was followed by the drawn second Test at Lord's.