Maduranga De Silva, father of Sri Lanka player Dhananjaya De Silva has been shot dead by a gunman on Thursday evening. The unfortunate incident happened in Angulana, Moratuwa and he died on spot.
Almost the entire Sri Lanka Cricket team is currently at Kalubowila Hospital after hearing the shocking news of assassination of Dhananjaya’s father.
After the tragic incident, Dhananjaya has withdrawn from the west Indies tour, where Sri Lanka is scheduled to play three tests.
Dhananjaya, played 13 Tests for Sri Lanka so far, has established himself as one of the most reliable batting star in the longer format. He has been named in the test squad for the West Indies tour and was scheduled to leave tomorrow.