Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka arrested in Sydney for alleged rape: What we know so far | Cricket News


In a startling development in the early hours of Sunday in Australia, Sri Lanka cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka was taken to Sydney City Police Station as part of an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a woman on November 2.
The Sri Lankan team was in Australia for the ongoing T20 World Cupbefore he was eliminated from the competition on Saturday.
Here’s what we know so far about this developing story:
1. A team source told PTI that “Daushka Gunathilaka has been arrested for an alleged rape. The Sri Lankan team has left Australia without him.”
2. Sri Lanka’s campaign in the 2022 T20 World Cup ended after their defeat against England.
3. Gunathilaka appeared in Sri Lanka’s opening match against Namibia during the first phase (qualifying round) of the tournament. He scored a duck.
4. While Sri Lanka went on to qualify for the ‘Super 12’ stage, Gunathilaka was ruled out of the tournament due to injury.
5. The New South Wales Policeon its website, mentioned the arrest of an unnamed Sri Lankan citizen.
6. According to the NSW Police website: “Sex Crimes Squad detectives have charged a Sri Lankan national following an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a woman in Sydney’s east last week. Yesterday (Saturday 5 November 2022) detectives from the State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad and Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command have launched a joint investigation under Strike Force Veteran following reports that a 29-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a residence in Rose Bay earlier this week.
The website went on to say: “The woman met the man after communicating with him for a number of days via an online dating app; it is alleged that he then sexually assaulted her on the evening of Wednesday, November 2, 2022. .. The Sri Lankan national was refused bail to appear at the Parramatta Bail Court today via AVL.”
7. Sri Lanka Cricket has not yet issued a statement on this.


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