Danushka Gunathilaka Arrest – Danushka Gunathilaka Rape Charge: Sri Lanka cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka has been arrested in Sydney on November 5. According to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Danushka Gunatilleke has been arrested after allegations of sexual assault made by a woman. Danushka Gunatilleke was with the Sri Lanka team when they played England in Sydney. The arrest has reportedly taken place after the game: Follow ICC T20 World CUP LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
As reported by The Australian, the SriLankan star has been charged with four counts of sexual assault.
The charge include sexual intercourse without consent. According to the Australian media reports, 29-year-old woman who Danushka Gunatilleke met via a dating app has accused him of sexually assaulting her.
The incident happened at a residence in Sydney earlier this week. The SriLankan Cricketer was arrested at the team hotel last night. He will produced in Court later today.
Read the official statement of SLC below:
Danushka Gunathilaka Arrest: SriLanka Cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka arrested in Sydney. Reportedly on charge of RAPE: Follow T20 World CUP LIVE updates
Danushka Gunathilaka Rape Charge: As per reports, the arrest was made from the team hotel in Sydney’s central business district. This was in connection with an alleged sexual abuse complaint of a 29-year-old woman.
The sexual assault was reported at a property in Rose Bay earlier in the week
“The woman met with the man after communicating with him for a number of days via an online dating application. It’s alleged he then sexually assaulted her on the evening of November 2, 2022.
As part of ongoing investigations, a crime scene examination was undertaken by specialist police at an address in Rose Bay yesterday.
Following further inquiries, a 31-year-old man was arrested at a hotel on Sussex Street, Sydney, shortly before 1 am today (Sunday, November 6, 2022),” said a New South Wales police statement as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
“He was taken to Sydney City Police Station and charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent. The Sri Lankan national was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court via AVL today,” the statement further said.
Due to a hamstring injury, Gunathilaka was forced to withdraw from the T20 World Cup in the preliminary round. He was replaced in the lineup, but he stayed in Australia with the team.
Since making his debut in November 2015, he has played for Sri Lanka in eight Tests, 47 ODIs, and 46 T20Is.
After losing to England at the Sydney Cricket Ground in their final group match, Sri Lanka crashed out of the tournament on Sunday.
Sri Lanka team left to Colombo this morning without Danushka Gunatilleke as scheduled.
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