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Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka charged with alleged sexual assault in Sydney

The Sri Lankan cricketer is in Australia to play in the T20 World Cup and met the woman on an online dating application.

31-year-old Sri Lankan international cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka has been charged with the alleged sexual assault of a woman in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Gunathilaka was arrested at about 1am by NSW Police on Sunday after a 29-year-old woman filed a complaint last week.

NSW Police said that Gunathilaka allegedly sexually assaulted a woman he met in Rose Bay on Wednesday.

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Image source: Sri Lankan cricket player Danushka Gunathilaka (Instagram: @danushkagunathilaka)

The Sri Lankan cricketer is in Australia to play in the T20 World Cup and met the woman on an online dating application.

Police detectives from the Sex Crimes Squad and Eastern Suburbs police formed Strike Force Veteran to investigate the allegations against Gunathilaka.

The cricketer was arrested at a hotel on Sussex Street in Sydney CBD and then taken to Sydney City Police Station where he was charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent.

Gunathilaka, who is a Sri Lankan national, was refused bail by NSW Police and is expected to appear before Downing Centre Local Court on Monday.

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