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Sri Lanka cricketer Nuwan Kulasekara arrested and released on bail over fatal crash

Nuwan Kulasekara was on a highway when a motorcyclist travelling in the opposite direction hit a barrier and crashed into his vehicle.

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Sri Lanka police briefly detained Nuwan Kulasekara after a fatal crash involving his car and a motorcycle .

Sri Lankan cricketer Nuwan Kulasekara has been arrested and released on bail after he was involved in a fatal road accident. The accident occurred Monday when the car Kulasekara was driving collided with a motorbike, killing the rider on the spot.

He was on the A-1 highway when a motorcyclist travelling in the opposite direction hit a barrier dividing the lanes and crashed into the cricketer’s vehicle, police said.

“He was briefly held as part of routine investigations and released,” a police official at Kadawatha, 15 kilometres (10 miles) east of Colombo, said. “The motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries but there were no other casualties.”

The 34-year-old seam bowler last played for Sri Lanka in March in a WorldT20 game against the West Indies and had been overlooked for the tour of England and the home series against Australia that followed.

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In June he announced retirement from test cricket after 21 matches to concentrate on one-day internationals and Twenty20 games.

 

Police have deployed Buddhist monks to bless dangerous roads, including the A-1, to minimise accidents.

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Around 2,700 people were killed last year on Sri Lanka’s roads, with about half the victims motorcyclists.

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