Sri Lankan cricketers Lasith Malinga and Arjuna Ranatunga accused of sexual assault

Rex Christensen
October 11, 2018

While the singer has named the cricketer as Lasith Malinga, the other twitter post of her's which contain chats with the follower, who has named the Lankan paceman, could not be embedded.

It has reached the cricketing fraternity now as renowned Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga has now been accused of sexual harassment. An unnamed woman has related her bad experience with famous singer Karthik to Chinmayi's social media page.

Malinga had been a mainstay for Mumbai Indians in the cash-rich IPL.

"I'd like to remain anonymous". In spite of being industry colleagues she has stated "I just wrapped a show with him yesterday where he was Co Judge. He then pushed me in the bed and proceeded to climb onto my face (sic)", the anonymous woman's account reads. Then the hotel staff knocked on the door to replenish the bar which he went to open the door.

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The #MeToo movement, which began in the United States more than a year ago in response to accusations of sexual harassment by powerful men in the entertainment industry, gained traction in India in late September after the actress Tanushree Dutta said prominent actor Nana Patekar behaved inappropriately on the sets of a film they were shooting in 2008.

Malinga featured for Sri Lanka in the recently concluded Asia Cup, while Ranatunga is now serving as Sri Lanka's Minister of Petroleum Resources Development.

Earlier on Wednesday, an Indian flight attendant took to Facebook and accused Sri Lankan cricket icon Arjuna Ranatunga for sexually harassing her by the poolside of the hotel during one of his visits to India. I chose to chaperone her, fearing for her safety, we were offered drinks (perhaps laced) I declined and stuck to my bottle of water I'd brought along. They were 7 and we 2, they latched the room door putting the chain secure. However, a screenshot of the Facebook post is doing the rounds. Wasting no time, I dashed for the hotel reception a good run on an incline screaming on top of my voice. She accused him of grabbing her by the waist and added that when she told the hotel reception about the issue, but got the reply, "It is your private matter".

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