Ashen Bandara

Pathum Nissanka and Ashen Bandara
What does the selection of Pathum Nissanka and Ashen Bandara into the shorter formats say about Sri Lanka cricket?

Pathum Nissanka and Ashen Bandara were picked into shorter formats though neither of them took part in the LPL. Did LPL make a mistake by not picking them or has the Sri Lankan management made a mistake by picking them? And what do these conflicting stands say about Sri Lanka as a whole?