Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne arrested for drink driving

Sri Lanka Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne has been arrested for drink driving following an accident that injured at least one person in Colombo on Sunday.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said: “He was arrested early this morning for drinking and driving after the vehicle driven by him hit a three wheeler and injured its driver.

“He has been granted bail. He will be produced in the court tomorrow (Monday).”

Karunaratne, who has no history of disciplinary problems, or his lawyer were not immediately available for comment.

Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed the incident and said it will follow due process in determining the future course of action.

“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that a road accident has occurred in the early hours of Sunday between a three-wheeler and a vehicle driven by national player Dimuth Karunaratne,” the board said in a statement.

“Dimuth is undergoing due legal procedures with regard to the incident.

“In the meantime, Sri Lanka Cricket will also follow the due process as per his ‘Player Contractual Obligation’ with the organisation and conduct an inquiry in order to take necessary action.”

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