Test cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva said that his father, who was gunned down, was the person that encouraged him and was most satisfied by the progress he had in his cricketing career. He said his father was an avid cricket fan who liked to view matches while sitting among fans.
"With the loss of my father, I feel like I have lost what I loved most in life," he said.
Dhananjaya's father, Dehiwala Mount Lavinia Municipal Council (DMMC) member K. Ranjan de Silva, was shot dead an unidentified group of persons who had arrived in a motor vehicle at his home in Ratmalana on Thursday (24) night. Police said Mr. de Silva had sustained 12 shots to the body fired by a T-56 machine gun.
Two other injured persons had been admitted to the South Colombo Teaching hospital but their condition was not serious according to Dr. Asela Gunawardene.
Unable to contain his grief at the sudden loss of his father, Dhananjaya said, "Whatever he did, my father gave priority to us, his three sons. He watched my matches with great pleasure. I was busy because I was getting ready for the West Indies tour. I met him only two days before his death. Upon hearing that my father was shot, I rushed to the hospital. By the time I got there he was no more", he cried.(Reka Tharangani Fonseka and H.M.Dharmapala)
Deepest sympathyit is sad at time that this young cricketer shaping is career his father was killed.police should find the killers and reason for killing to console this young son
Unchikun Monday, 28 May 2018 11:35 AM
Understand you sentiments. My father passed away 30 years ago and I still remember him as a person who shaped my life. Sadly my father did not watch me playing. He saw me graduating from university and make a life.
KJ Monday, 28 May 2018 01:55 PM
Jesus Monday, 28 May 2018 01:24 PM
Avi gathu Avien Nasee This is what happens when your link with the underworld.And elder brother of the cricket player is notorious guy.Anyway feel sorry for our National player he dose t have to go through thisAmen
Ahamed Afker Monday, 28 May 2018 01:25 PM
My deepest sympathy and it is sad to lost your father. I can understand that since I lost my father last year. Anyway father is a father, no one can give advice, guidance and shape up your life like your father.
dickie bird Monday, 28 May 2018 08:05 PM
Let your bat speak in memory of your late father.My deepest sympathies.
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