Dhananjaya de Silva withdraws from WI tour after father's murder

2018-05-25 02:41:30

Sri Lankan cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva has withdrawn from Sri Lanka's tour of West Indies following the assassination of his father Ranjan de Silva.

De Silva's father was gunned down in the Mount Lavinia last night few hours before de Silva leave to the Caribbeans for the three-Test series against West Indies. He was pronounced dead upon admission to the Kalubowila Hospital while two others with him during the incident suffered injuries.

Ranjan de Silva had recently contested in the local government elections.

The 26-year-old Dhananjaya, who has played 13 Test matches, made a comeback during the Delhi Test match against India last year. His unbeaten hundred helped in the second innings helped Sri Lanka save the game and kept the series defeat down to 0-1 scoreline. He carried that form to the Bangladesh series, scoring a big hundred in the Chittagong Test

  Comments - 4

  • cheers Friday, 25 May 2018 08:56

    Very sad and what a nightmare culprits should be gunned down for life

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    Nihal Friday, 25 May 2018 10:59

    Dirty politics of white van culture affecting cricket in Sri lanka.

    Reply : 18       16

    pranee Friday, 25 May 2018 14:55

    දැන් වයිට් වෑන් නැහැනේ

    Reply : 3       18

    Suni Perera Friday, 25 May 2018 20:58

    What a tragic and needless loss to the family and an irreplaceable loss of Dhananjaya for the Windies tour. Heartfelt Condolences to Dhananjaya and family. The firearm restrictions in the country said to be tough needs to be tightened further as there are many guns in the hands of undesirables roaming around freely.

    Reply : 1       15

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