Sri Lankan cricketer Dhanushka Gunathilaka, who was arrested in a rape case, got bail. When Gunathilaka was coming from the Sydney team hotel, the police arrested him on rape charges.
Sri Lankan cricketer Dhanushka Gunathilaka, who was arrested in a rape case, got bail. Gunathilaka was arrested by the police on rape charges while coming from the Sydney team hotel. After that he was in jail for 11 days. He was granted bail after the Sri Lankan Cricket Association intervened in the matter. For this he had to post a bail of Rs. Dhanushka Gunathilaka was arrested at midnight on November 6 when the Sri Lankan team, which withdrew from the T20 World Cup, was preparing to return home. Sri Lanka played their last match in T20 World Cup against England team. Sri Lanka lost that match. But Gunathilaka missed his team before this match due to injury. The team selected another person to replace him. But on the advice of the team management, he stayed there even after that. A 29-year-old girl who met Gunathilaka through a dating app has accused him of raping her.
The court refused to grant bail.
Police arrested Dhanushka Gunathilaka at Sussex Street Hotel in Sydney following the woman’s allegations. He was later produced in a Sydney court via video conference. Everyone thought that he would be granted bail at that time but the court refused.
Bail after being in jail for 11 days..
Gunathilaka, who has been behind bars for about 11 days, was granted bail by a local court in Sydney. As the court granted bail, it seems that he and his family have been given some relief. But he had to put a surety of Rs.1 crore for bail.
Controversies in the past
This is not the first time that Dhanushka Gunathilaka, who was recently arrested on rape charges, has been involved in controversies. The Sri Lankan Cricket Board banned the young player from 6 matches in 2018. At that time, Gunathilaka was embroiled in a case of raping a Norwegian woman. Even when he was arrested on rape charges in Australia, the Sri Lankan Cricket Board banned him from all formats of cricket.