Sri Lankan cricketer Dhanushka Gunathilakan was arrested in Sydney on charges of rape.

Sri Lankan cricketer Dhanushka Gunathilakan was arrested in Sydney on charges of rape.

Sri Lankan cricketer Dhanushka Gunathilaka, who participated in the T20 World Cup in Australia with the national team, has been arrested on charges of sexual harassment, team sources said on Sunday. It is understood Gunathilaka, 31, was arrested and taken to a Sydney police station on Sunday night following an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a woman on November 2.

“Dauška Gunathilaka was arrested for alleged rape. The Sri Lankan team left Australia without him,” a source close to the Sri Lankan team told PTI.

Sri Lanka were eliminated from the tournament after losing to England on Sunday.

The left-handed batsman played in the first round match of the ongoing T20 World Cup against Namibia and was out for a duck.

He was later ruled out of the tournament due to injury, even as the team reached the Super 12 stage. The Lankan team finished fourth in Group 1.

The police of New South Wales also mentioned on their website about the arrest of an unnamed citizen of Sri Lanka.

“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,” the report said.

According to the website, a 29-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a residence in Rose Bay earlier this week.

“The woman met the man after communicating with him through an online dating app for several days, it is alleged that he then sexually assaulted her on the evening of Wednesday, November 2, 2022.

“As part of the ongoing investigation, a crime scene inspection was carried out yesterday at the Rose Bay address by specialized police officers. Following further enquiries, the 31-year-old man was arrested at a hotel on Sussex Street in Sydney shortly before 1am this morning. (Sunday, November 6, 2022),” the report adds.

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is yet to issue a statement on the matter.

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