Sri Lanka pacer Shehan Madushanka detained over illegal possession of heroin

Sri Lanka’s 25-year-old pacer Shehan Madushanka has been detained by police for illegal possession of drugs.

Shehan Madushanka (Twitter Image)


  • Shehan Madushanka was in possession of 2 grams of heroin
  • Shehan Madushanka was in his car when the police stopped him
  • Shehan Madushanka had taken a hat-trick on his ODI debut

Sri Lanka pacer Shehan Madushanka has made headlines but all because of the wrong reasons. The 25-year-old has been found in possession of illegal drugs.

The police official told AFP that Madushanka was in possession of two grams of heroin when he was caught in the town on Pannala on Sunday.

Shehan Madushanka, who took a hat-trick in his ODI debut against Bangladesh in 2018, was stopped by the police while driving his car during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown in the island nation. Another person was accompanying Madushanka in the car.

The magistrate has ordered a two-week custody for the Wennappuwa-born cricketer before being produced before the High Court. Sri Lanka Cricket is understood to have been apprised of the development and will be expected to make an official comment shortly.

Talking about Shehan Madushanka’s career, the pacer has represented Sri Lanka in 1 ODI and 2 T20Is. He has 5 international wickets to his name till date. The right-arm pacer last represented Sri Lanka in February 2018.

He had dismissed Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain and Mahmudullah to register a hat-trick in his only ODI at Dhaka. However, his career did not shoot since then and he could play only 2 T20Is after that. has plenty of useful resources that can help you better understand the coronavirus pandemic and protect yourself. Read our comprehensive guide (with information on how the virus spreads, precautions and symptoms), watch an expert debunk myths, and access our dedicated coronavirus page.
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