Sri Lanka cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka, who was part of the national squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia, was arrested on sexual assault charges on Sunday, according sources.
According to reports, Gunathilaka, 31, was arrested and taken to Sydney City police station in the early hours of Sunday following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault on a woman on November 2.
“Daushka Gunathilaka has been arrested for an alleged rape. The Sri Lankan team has left Australia without him,” .
Sri Lankan team was eliminated from the tournament after losing to England on Sunday.
The New South Wales police, on its website, has also mentioned about the arrest of an unnamed Sri Lankan national.
“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 details on the wesbite, a 29-year-old woman had been sexually assaulted at a residence in Rose Bay earlier this 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 Wednesday 2 November 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 1am today (Sunday 6 November 2022),” the report added.