The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appointed a three-member investigation panel for conducting an inquiry into the matter involving senior batter Danushka Gunathilaka, who has been arrested after he was charged with sexually assaulting an Australian girl in Sydney. He was detained from a Sydney lodge on Sunday, November 6 and produced earlier than the court docket the following day.
The SLC had already issued an announcement through which they made it clear that the cricketer can be severely punished if he’s discovered responsible. On Monday, November 7, the Sri Lankan cricket board additionally suspended Gunathilaka with rapid impact and made him ineligible for choice in all types of cricket.
Right here’s SLC’s 3-member investigation panel for the Danushka Gunathilaka case
In a modern media launch issued by Sri Lanka Cricket on their official web site, they’ve introduced the appointment of a three-member panel comprising Justice Sisira Ratnayake, who’s a retired Excessive Courtroom choose. The opposite two members are Niroshana Perera, and, Asela Rekawa (each Legal professional-at-Regulation).
“The committee may even focus the inquiry on varied alleged incidents which have come to the eye of Sri Lanka Cricket and which might be stated to have allegedly taken place in the course of the nationwide crew’s keep in Australia,” the discharge learn.
“The panel on this course of will name for a right away rationalization from the Workforce Supervisor pertaining to his conduct, with references to the incidence of such incidents,” it added.
“Upon submission of the stated report by the Panel, the Government Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket will take stern disciplinary motion towards the gamers and or officers if proved any wrongdoing or negligence when finishing up official duties,” it additional learn.
Fees of 4 counts of sexual activity with out consent have been pressed towards Danushka Gunathilaka after the cricketer allegedly tried to wreck the dignity of the Australian girl concerned whom he had reportedly met on a relationship app. The 31-year-old batter additionally reportedly had a lawyer for looking for bail on the Sydney court docket the place he was produced.