All-rounder Dasun Shanaka’s family victimized in Sri Lanka blasts
He dropped a tweet where he shared an update about his family members.
Updated - Apr 22, 2019 7:18 pm
All is definitely not well in Sri Lanka. The date April 21, 2019, also the Easter Sunday, turned out to be equivalent to a nightmare for the residents of the country. Three luxury hotels along with three churches in the commercial capital Colombo were bombed. On the same day, there were a few more explosions at a guest house and at a housing complex.
A number of cities in the country were targeted. A minimum of 290 people killed in the shambolic occurring that has sent shockwaves across the entire nation. The death tolls have increased ever since. At least 500 were injured in the bombings. The government of the country later mentioned that all the seven suicide bombers were Sri Lankan citizens.
It was learned that they were associated with National Thowheeth Jama’ath, a local militant racist Islamic group with suspected foreign ties. In the meantime, it has been learned that Dasun Shanaka’s, the Sri Lankan all-rounder, family came under fire. He dropped a tweet where he shared an update about his family members- mother and grandmother.
He took to Twitter and wrote, “Shocked to see the tragic disaster caused in my church! My mother is totally fine and grandmother went through a surgery!Keep all all of us in your prayers,”
Here is Shanaka’s tweet
Shocked to see the tragic disaster caused in my church!
My mother is totally fine and grandmother went through a surgery!Keep all all of us in your prayers 🙏 pic.twitter.com/sYZNbyOhfO
— dasun shanaka (@dasunshanaka1) April 21, 2019
No World Cup for Shanaka
Shanaka recently had to encounter with another disappointment as he didn’t find a place in the Lankan squad for the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales. The Negombo-born has scored 327 runs in 19 matches at an average of 21.80 with a couple of half-centuries.
With the leather, he hasn’t been able to make an impact, having picked up a mere seven wickets. His last international appearance was in the ODI series this year against New Zealand in Nelson.
Sri Lanka are scheduled to play their first match of the World Cup against the Black Caps on Saturday, June 1 at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.