Sanath Jayasuriya's wife files for divorce

Sanath Jayasuriya is presently working as the chairman of Sri Lanka’s selection panel © Getty Images

Colombo: Oct 25, 2013

Former captain and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) selection panel’s current chairman, Sanath Jayasuriya‘s wife has filed for divorce, lawyers said on Friday.

Anoma Gunathilake, the attorney for Sandra Jayasuriya said action had been filed for malicious desertion in the district court of Colombo on October 23.

She said the defendant will be served notice and a hearing will be fixed thereafter.

Jayasuriya, a former national captain is currently a deputy minister in the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

He was elected to parliament in the April 2010 election from the southern district of Matara and was made the deputy minister of postal services earlier this month.

Sandra Jayasuriya has claimed 20 million as maintenance for each of her three children and herself, sources said.