“Madushanka is a long term investment who would be an asset to the nation. We need to find out the real reasons behind him using drugs. It may be an escape to his personal problems but this is not the only and the best solution for it,” Malinga told the Daily News.
Madushanka was suspended from all cricket activities by Sri Lanka Cricket after he was arrested by the Pannala police on May 23 with 2.7 grams of cocaine in his car.
He was produced before the Kuliyapitiya magistrate who remanded him till June 2 (today). Speaking further Malinga said, “The drug user might already be going through a difficult phase and might want to stop using drugs but the addiction and our system might have made it difficult for him to come forward and say that he needs help. We should rehabilitate him and guide him on the right path. He is just 25 years old and may have fallen into wrong friendship and relationship which could also be the reason.”