Sri Lankan star Dhanushka Gunatilaka arrested and charged with sexually assaulting woman

Sri Lankan cricketer dragged out of team hotel and charged with four counts of rape after allegedly assaulting woman he met on dating app

  • Sri Lankan star Dhanushka Gunatilaka arrested on sexual assault charges
  • Gunati Raka was escorted by police from the Sri Lanka team’s hotel in Sydney on Sunday.
  • Man charged with sexually assaulting 29-year-old woman in her home

Sri Lankan cricketer Dhanushka Gunatilaka has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting an Australian woman.

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

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

It came as his Sri Lankan teammates returned home on Sunday after losing to England at SCG in the T20 World Cup on Saturday.

Sri Lankan cricketer Dhanushka Gunatilaka arrested and charged with sexually assaulting Australian woman

Sri Lankan cricketer Dhanushka Gunatilaka arrested and charged with sexually assaulting Australian woman

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

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

New South Wales Police have confirmed that a Sri Lankan national has been arrested after claiming they met on a dating app.

“The woman met with the man after communicating with him for several days via an online dating app. On the night of Wednesday, November 2, 2022, he allegedly sexually assaulted her. We are,” said the spokesperson.

“As part of an ongoing investigation, a crime scene investigation was conducted yesterday by specialized police at the Rose Bay address.

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

“He was taken to Sydney Police Station and charged with four counts of non-consensual sex.

“Sri Lankan citizens were denied access to Parramatta Bail Court today via the AVL.”

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

Even Sri Lanka’s defeat of England on Saturday failed to advance them in the T20.

New South Wales police confirm a Sri Lankan national has been arrested after claiming the two met on a dating app

The team squandered a blazing 52-1 start in 5 overs before finishing with a disappointing 141-8 record.

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

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

“I’m looking forward to seeing who we face in Adelaide, one of the best stadiums in the world,” said Butler.

Opening hitter Pathum Nissanka endured a sprained ankle and marked 67 before England fought back with a spinner.

Adil Rashid was 1-16 and fast bowler Mark Wood was 3-26 after being beaten 2 6 by Nissanka in one over.

England sank Sri Lanka in a death over when Nissanka holed out long on for 16 overs, with Wood claiming 3 wickets on the return spell and the Islanders only being able to score 25 in their final 5 overs.

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