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Sri Lankan cricketer suspended after hotel rape controversy

04:24 PM | 23 Jul, 2018
Sri Lankan cricketer suspended after hotel rape controversy
COLOMBO – A Sri Lankan cricketer has been suspended after a Norwegian woman accused his friend of raping her in his presence in a hotel room.

Danushka Gunathilaka, 27, and his friend, whose name is not mentioned, took two Norwegian women to the hotel where Gunathilaka was staying in Colombo in the early hours of Sunday.

Later one, one of the women accused the Danushka’s friend, a Sri Lankan origin British national, of raping her.

Police arrested the 26-year-old accused and an investigation is underway.

Police said there was no allegation against Gunathilaka; the cricketer is the best-performing batsman in an ongoing tour by South Africa.

The batsman scored 57 and 61 runs in the second and final Test, with Sri Lanka on track for a series whitewash after trouncing the visitors in Galle last week.

South Africa was 5/139 chasing an impossible-looking 490 target at the close of play Sunday.

However, Sri Lanka Cricket board on Sunday night suspended him on a "misconduct" charge, although he is allowed to play in the match that is currently taking place.

“The cricket board will also withhold Gunathilaka´s fee for the ongoing Test match until the outcome of the inquiry,” said board officials.

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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