12 women caught in house of ill repute set free

6 January 2012 03:20 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The twelve women, who were arrested nearly six years ago, on February 28, 2006, on charges of having helped operate a brothel run under the guise of it being a rest house at Deanstone Place in Kollupitiya, were released today upon the instructions of the Attorney General by a Colombo Court.
When the case was taken up for hearing, Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne observed that twelve accused, who had been charged under section 2(a) of the Brothels’ Ordinance, could be released from the case after the Attorney General informed court that she would not be pursuing further legal action against them.
However, the main accused in the case, Maji Senadeera, who had been tried on charges of procuring women for prostitution, was not released from the case since the Attorney General’s advice regarding her had not yet reached court.
On February 28, 2006, the Police Marine Division Vice Squad had raided a brothel operated under the guise of a rest house at Deanstone Place in Kollupitiya and thirteen women were arrested during the raid. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 2

  • xlntgson Sunday, 08 January 2012 02:45 AM

    Deflowers, lost fragrance!

    Luck Saturday, 07 January 2012 01:52 AM

    Despite every efforts to stop, the oldest profession in the world will continue. With the rapid development in tourism industry while more money flow in to the country, it is inevitable that many under privileged women will attract to this option as the earning.

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