The next captain?
Why was Mahela Jayawardena demoted from the Vice-captaincy he was holding strongly? I thought he would have been an obvious choice to succeed Atapattu. The selectors decision to take him down was totally irrational and unjustifiable. He scored many match winning knocks during his tenure and his batting form never sufferred. Chaminda Vaas taking his spot at this point in time can be an indication that he'll be the unanimous choice to step into Atapattu's boots.
What about Sangakkara? For me he looks an ideal candidate, but at the same time the load of responsibilities might just take the toll on him. He's by far the best batsman in the line-up right now, moreover Sanga does an amazing job behind the stumps. Plus, I admire the way he lifts the morale of the guys by his comments from behind the stumps. Putting him on the hot-seat right now might not be the wisest thing to do.
Therefore, my choice is Mahela Jayawardena. A classy batsman with a lot of rigour. I think he's capable of handling pressure extremely well and has substanbtial leadership qualities on and off the field.