Sri Lanka Cricketer Ramith Rambukwella has been arrested by Police for allegedly beating and threatening 2 university students with a gun at Narahenpita last night, Cricket Age learns.
Rambukwella has played two t20I matches for Sri Lanka and considered as one of the cleanest striker of cricket ball in domestic circuit.
Rambukwella unfortunate act has come at a time, when Sri Lanka has been suffering with communal riots. The government has declared a state of emergency for 10 days to rein in the spread of communal violence, after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the Indian Ocean island’s central district of Kandy.
Tension has been growing between the two communities in Sri Lanka over the past year, with some hardline Buddhist groups accusing Muslims of forcing people to convert to Islam and vandalising Buddhist archaeological sites.
The government sent troops and elite police to Kandy after a mob set fire to a Muslim-owned shop, imposing a curfew there on last Monday to prevent clashes between majority Sinhalese Buddhists and minority Muslims.