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Dimuth Karunaratne full statement on driving incident

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Sri Lanka test Cricketer Dimuth Karunaratne, who was arrested by the police for drunk driving and causing an accident in Kynsey road, Borella on Sunday, has issued a full statement on the incident for his fans.

The statement reads:

A Message Released on behalf of Dimuth Karunaratna from his Management Team

Dear Friends / Fellow SL Team Members / Cricket Fans World Over / All those at Sri Lanka Cricket and each and every Sri Lankan

You may be aware of some disturbing news which occurred last morning ! The vehicle I was driving back home unfortunately met with a minor accident in Colombo

I firstly need to apologize to the owner of the other vehicle who had a few very minor injuries and was absolutely decent in his manner to very amicably sort out the matter directly with me .

As I type i am very pleased to note and would like to inform all of you that he has been discharged from hospital where he was under precautionary observation and is now resting at home

Rest assured that my moral obligation towards his betterment and well been will be well looked after and that’s guaranteed

This morning I produced my self in court and did follow the due Legal process of Sri Lanka and did abide by all formalities therein required . I shall continue to assist / follow with what ever Legal obligations are necessary from my end

I am very much aware that perhaps my actions were utterly unbecoming of a Sri Lankan National Cricketer and I do apologize to all of you for this incident

Thank you for your understanding on this matter during this tough time I am currently going through

Sincerely Yours
Dimuth Karunaratne


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