Shehan Madushanka, the Sri Lankan cricketer who was arrested final month for allegedly possessing heroin, has been additional despatched to police remand until June 9, authorities stated on Tuesday.

Madushanka, 25, and one in all his buddies have been arrested on Could 23 at Pannala within the nation’s North-Western province for allegedly possessing heroin.

Police had discovered 2.7 grammes of heroin within the possession of Madushanka and a couple of.eight grammes from his pal and accordingly the duo have been despatched to the police remand until June 2 by the Justice of the Peace of Kuliyapitiya, the Every day Mirror web site reported.

On Tuesday, the 2 have been additional remanded to police custody until June 9 for additional investigations.

Madushanka’s arrest is the primary in Sri Lankan cricket historical past when a contracted participant was remanded over a drug cost.

Madushanka stormed into the worldwide scene in early 2018 with an ODI hat trick in his debut towards Bangladesh.

The proper-arm medium pacer grew to become the fourth participant in ODI historical past to take a hat trick on debut.

His worldwide appearances have been restricted to his debut ODI and two T20 internationals, additionally towards Bangladesh.

Upon his arrest, the governing physique Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) suspended his contract.


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