Sri Lankan cricketer, Danushka Gunathilaka, has been arrested for alleged sexual assault in Sydney. The Sri Lankan batsman was arrested from the hotel where he was staying with his team and is due to appear in court on Monday.
The Sri Lankan cricket board has announced to take stern action against Danushka if found guilty.
The 31-year-old Danushka has been already ruled out of the ongoing T20 World Cup due to a hamstring injury but remained with the squad in Australia. The Australian police have confirmed that he has been charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent.
On Saturday, after a joint investigation by the State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad and Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command, it was found that a 29-year-old lady had been sexually assaulted at her residence in Rose Bay on Wednesday.
According to the reports, the woman met with Danushka after communicating with him for many days via an online dating app; it’s alleged he then assaulted her sexually on the evening of November 2nd, 2022.
After arrest, Danushka was taken to Sydney City Police Station and was charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent. He was refused bail.