Sanath Jayasuriya, the former all-rounder of the Sri Lankan cricket team, had a stellar cricket career as much as it was accompanied by controversies. Jayasuriya, who played a key role in Sri Lanka’s 1996 ICC World Cup win, was found guilty of corruption by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC had banned the violation of the Anti-Corruption Code, which has recently ended.
Not only this, his personal life also remained in many controversies. Jayasuriya has also been accused of leaking an intimate video of his own ex-wife on WhatsApp and other social media platforms. In the year 2017, there were reports that Jayasuriya had leaked an intimate and objectionable videotape of his third wife, Maleeka Sirisena. According to reports, he had hatched such a disgusting conspiracy to take revenge on Mallika.
Jayasuriya did three marriages. All three of his marriages were unsuccessful. His first marriage was with Air Sri Lanka’s ground hostess Sumudu Karunanayak in 1998. Sumudu and Jayasuriya’s marriage broke up within a year. Jayasuriya married air hostess Sandra D’Silva for the second time in 2000. He has three children with Sandra. In 2012, he started an affair with Mallika Sirisena. Jayasuriya divorced his second wife Sandra D’Silva for Mallika Sirisena.
According to reports, in February 2012, Jayasuriya and Mallika Sirisena had secretly married at a temple. Mallika Sirisena was a model and actress by profession. However, after some time there was a rift between Mallika and Sirisena. As a result, Mallika left Jayasuriya and married a businessman. It was only after Mallika left Jayasuriya that there were reports that the former Sri Lanka opener had leaked an intimate and objectionable video of Sirisena on WhatsApp and other social media platforms to take revenge.
Let us tell you that Jayasuriya had scored 42 international centuries during his career. He was the player of the tournament in the 1996 World Cup. He played a key role in making Sri Lanka the champions. Jayasuriya made his debut in international cricket in the year 1991. He retired from cricket after the 2011 ODI World Cup.
Jayasuriya was counted among the top all-rounders in the world of his time. He played 110 Tests, 445 ODIs, and 31 T20 Internationals for Sri Lanka. He scored 6973 runs in Tests, 13430 runs in ODIs, and 629 runs in T20 Internationals. He also had a great performance in bowling. Jayasuriya took 98 in Tests and 23 in One Day Internationals. He has 19 wickets to his name in T20 Internationals.