The England skipper Joe Root hits 18th ton as tourists take commanding lead.
Dom Bess takes 5-30 as a dreadful Sri Lanka batting display leaves England in control after day one of the first Test at Galle.
England returned to home last year due to Corona effects.
Paceman Archer and all-rounder Stokes, whose father Ged has just died from brain cancer, will return in February for the Test series against India.
England Test series in Sri Lanka postponed due to coronavirus.
Both gave a good account of themselves on England previous tour of Sri Lanka, in 2018-19
Galle, Colombo to host England for two Tests in March 2020