Liyanage made his Test debut in the same Test as Muttiah Muralitharan in 1992-93, and when bowling, captured the wicket of Tom Moody with his third ball. He went wicketless during the summers against India in 1993-94, and didn't return until 1997. Following this he played in several One-day internationals before injury in Pakistan ruled him out again.
Dulip continued to dominate in 1st Class Cricket representing Colts Cricket Club in Colombo, Sri Lanka as an attacking All-Rounder, which earned him the opportunity of representing Sri Lanka in Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes tournament(2003) as Captain/Manager.
Since 2006/07 Australian season, Dulip has been contracted as a coach/player at the East Ivanhoe Saints Cricket Club in Victoria. Being an ECB Level-2 qualified coach, Dulip is currently associated with Cricket Victoria in a coaching capacity.