Debashis Sarangi ∙ Nov 8 2022, 8:30 AM

Sri Lanka appoints a three-member panel to probe into Gunathilaka's misconduct

image-la7vzszuDanushka Gunathilaka [Source: Twitter]

Sri Lanka Cricket has appointed a three-member panel, consisting of Justice Sisira Ratnayake (Retired High Court Judge), Mr Niroshana Perera (Attorney-at-Law) and Mr Asela Rekawa(Attorney-at-Law) to investigate the sexual assault incident involving Danushka Gunathilaka

The committee will also focus the inquiry on various incidents that have been brought into the board's attention and are said to have allegedly occurred during the national team's stay in Australia.

The panel will also demand an immediate explanation from the Team Manager regarding his conduct, with references to the occurrence of such incidents.

After the panel submits its report, the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket will take strict disciplinary action against the players and or officials if proven any wrongdoing or negligence when carrying out official duties.

The apex body recently suspended Gunathilaka from all forms of cricket following his involvement in the scandalous activity. In his brief career, the swashbuckling southpaw has always made it into the headlines for his off-field misconduct. However, considering the gravity of his mischief, it seems he is set to serve a severe sentence this time. 

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