Ramith Rambukwella was taken into custody last Friday by the Narahenpita Police on charges of having threatening two university students wielding a weapon, after his vehicle had collided with the motorcycle the two students were travelling in. Ramith had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
The assault charges had been dropped since then, having come to a settlement with the complainants. However, the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol had remained.
Ramith Rambukwella who is on bail was ordered by the Colombo Traffic Magistrate’s Court today (13) to be released on Rs. 500,000 bail.
The case pertaining to this incident is to be taken up on June 19.
However, according to espncricinfo.com, Ramith Rambukwella, who is a national level cricketer, had participated in a domestic cricket match yesterday (12), playing for the Tamil Union team. It adds that according to a SLC official, Rambukwella's behaviour is set to be discussed at a manager's committee meeting today (13).
Prior to this instance, a similar incident was reported involving Ramith Rambukwella in 2016.