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Sri Lankan star Danushka Gunathilaka arrested and charged over alleged sexual assault of woman

Sri Lankan cricket star Danushka Gunathilaka has been arrested and charged for the alleged sexual assault of an Australian woman.

The Sri Lankan cricket star is dragged out of the team hotel in Sydney and charged with four counts of rape after allegedly assaulting a woman he met on a dating app.

  • Sri Lankan star Danushka Gunathilaka arrested for alleged sexual assault
  • Gunathilaka escorted by police from the Sri Lanka team hotel in Sydney on Sunday
  • He was charged after allegedly sexually assaulting a 29-year-old girl in a house

Sri Lankan cricket star Danushka Gunathilaka has been arrested and charged for the alleged sexual assault of an Australian woman.

Gunathilaka was escorted by police from the Sri Lanka team hotel on Sussex Street in Sydney before 1am on Sunday.

Police allege he sexually assaulted a 29-year-old woman at a Rose Bay home last week and has been charged with four counts of sexual assault without consent.

It comes as his Sri Lankan team-mates flew home on Sunday after losing to England at the SCG during the T20 World Cup on Saturday.

Sri Lankan cricket star Danushka Gunathilaka has been arrested and charged for the alleged sexual assault of an Australian woman.

Sri Lankan cricket star Danushka Gunathilaka has been arrested and charged for the alleged sexual assault of an Australian woman.

Gunathilaka (pictured playing for Sri Lanka in 2019) was escorted by police from the Sri Lanka team hotel on Sussex Street in Sydney before 1am on Sunday.

He has been denied bail and was scheduled to appear in Parramatta Bail Court today.

Police in New South Wales confirmed that a Sri Lankan national had been arrested claiming the couple had met on a dating app.

‘The woman met the man after communicating with him for several days through an online dating app; it is alleged that she then sexually assaulted her on the night of Wednesday, November 2, 2022,” a spokesperson said.

“As part of the ongoing investigations, specialist police yesterday conducted a crime scene examination at an address in Rose Bay.

‘Following further investigations, a 31-year-old man was arrested at a hotel on Sussex Street, Sydney, shortly before 1am today (Sunday 6 November).

He was taken to the Sydney City Police Station and charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent.

Police in New South Wales confirmed that a Sri Lankan national had been arrested on the grounds that the couple had met on a dating app.

Gunathilaka was injured three weeks ago and did not play for Sri Lanka in the competition but remained with the team on their tour.

“Sri Lankan national denied bail to appear today at Parramatta Bail Court via AVL.”

Gunathilaka was injured three weeks ago and did not play for Sri Lanka in the competition but remained with the team on their tour.

Sri Lanka could not have advanced in T20 even if they had beaten England on Saturday.

The team squandered a blistering 52-1 start in five overs before finishing a disappointing 141-8.

England will face the winner of Group 2 in the semi-finals in Adelaide next Thursday.

Police in New South Wales confirmed that a Sri Lankan national had been arrested claiming the couple had met on a dating app.

New Zealand will play the Group 2 runners-up at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

“We go there (Adelaide) looking forward to whoever we play in one of the best stadiums in the world,” Buttler said.

Leading off batsman Pathum Nissanka braved the pain in his sprained ankle and shot 67 before England hit back through their spinners.

Adil Rashid was 1-16 and fast bowler Mark Wood picked it up 3-26 after Nissanka hit him with two sixes in his first over.

England sank Sri Lanka in death overs when Nissanka holed too far in the 16th and then Wood claimed three wickets on his comeback spell, allowing the islanders to score just 25 in the last five overs.

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