Pujara will be a vital cog in the Indian batting line-up. He scored two hundreds against Lanka when the two teams met in a three-Test series in July-August, which Virat Kohli & Co won 3-0.
Senegal sealed a place in Russia on Friday by winning 2-0 in South Africa and the other two African qualifiers, Nigeria and Egypt, secured slots last month.
Russia`s Daniil Medvedev won the third-place playoff after Croatia`s Borna Coric pulled out injured.
Britain`s Jenson Button was the victim of an attempted robbery in 2010, the year after he won the title with Brawn GP, but the police driver smashed his way through traffic to escape when the gunmen were seen approaching.
Hamilton, who clinched his fourth title in Mexico two weeks ago, lost control and hit the barriers on his first flying lap after only two minutes.