Sydney: Sydney city police arrested Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka for raping a woman in November.
Gunathilaka was part of the T20 World Cup 2022 squad for Australia and had played against Namibia in the qualifying round of the tournament. The team later qualified for the Super 12 stage, but Danushka was ruled out of the tournament after an injury.
Danushka Gunathilaka was arrested on rape charges
“Danushka Gunathilaka has been arrested for alleged rape. The Sri Lankan team has left Australia without him,” a source close to the Sri Lankan team told PTI.
One report is quoted as saying: “Sex crime investigators have charged a Sri Lankan national after investigating the alleged sexual assault of a woman in Sydney’s east last week.”
“The woman met the man after being with him for several days through an online dating app. it is alleged that he sexually assaulted her on the evening of Wednesday, November 2, 2022.
“Special police yesterday carried out a crime scene investigation as part of ongoing investigations at Rose Bay. Following further inquiries, a 31-year-old man was arrested at a hotel in Sussex Street, Sydney, shortly before 1am today (Sunday 6 November 2022),” the report explained.
However, Sri Lanka Cricket has not issued a statement on the matter, but the national team has left Australia without a player.