Tillakaratne Dilshan made 59* as Sri Lanka chased down New Zealand\'s 142 with 13 balls to spare.
Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl first in the second Twenty20 against New Zealand at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
Sri Lanka included Kusal Perera and Ajantha Mendis in place of Lahiru Thirimanne and Sachithra Senanayake.
Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ramith Rambukwella, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis
New Zealand: Hamish Rutherford, Anton Devcich, Neil Broom Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi (wk), Rob Nicol, Nathan McCullum, Andrew Ellis, Kyle Mills (capt), Mitchell McClenaghan