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Dhananjaya de Silva

Father of Sri Lankan cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva shot dead

COLOMBO: The father of Sri Lankan cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team's departure to the West Indies, police said. The player's father Ranjan, a local politician, was gunned down in Ratmalana, a suburb of the capital Colombo, close to midnight on Thursday, police said. An investigation is underway but no arrests have been made. Cricket officials said 26-year-old de Silva withdrew from the tour that involves three Test matches. However, there was no official…