16 arrested in Katunayake brothel raid

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Sixteen people including six women were arrested during a raid on a brothel in the Halgasthota area in Katunayake on Saturday, Police said.

The raid was carried out by the Western Province Anti-Vice Squad following a search warrant issued by the Negombo Magistrate’s Court.

Police said the brothel was carried out under the guise of a Karaoke centre.

The suspects were handed over to the Katunayake Police for further investigations and they were later produced before the Negombo Magistrate.

Police said the suspects were remanded till July 18.(DS)

  Comments - 17

  • himantha Monday, 14 July 2014 01:34 AM

    Why not open a brothel raid division of the police department..... via DM iPad app

    Double X Sunday, 13 July 2014 06:22 AM

    Fine them Rs. 10/- each, and release them soon. Send the cops for some other arrest.

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 13 July 2014 06:33 AM

    Aiyooooooooooooo! Mona aparadayakda?

    Labby Sunday, 13 July 2014 07:11 AM

    This is all our police are capable of.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 13 July 2014 07:12 AM

    Out of 16 only 6 were women, then the balance 10 would be men : clients or pimps? Normally, the Police only like to arrest the women only.

    Nodrog Sunday, 13 July 2014 07:26 AM

    Wish the cops can also nab murderers, burglars and rapist with as much gusto as they show for catching prostitutes.

    suranga Sunday, 13 July 2014 07:33 AM

    someone's not making happy someone who's above...

    Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 13 July 2014 07:38 AM

    Katunayake had become the Head-quarters for brothels.

    Waco Sunday, 13 July 2014 07:56 AM

    Owner should be severely delt with.
    If the owner wants to run a brothel he /she should have obtained an appropriate Licence.

    N. Bandara Sunday, 13 July 2014 08:32 AM

    This is the worlds oldest profession. At least respect that!

    lol Sunday, 13 July 2014 02:15 PM

    our officers are highly qualified in busting brothels keep it up via DM Android App

    clueless Sunday, 13 July 2014 09:05 AM

    Can brothels be licenced in SL?

    KIim Sunday, 13 July 2014 09:32 AM

    Under what law they arrested? I think only brothel owners can arrest but not prostitute and clients.. can someone tell the law?

    Smarty Monday, 14 July 2014 02:22 AM

    We have a brothel Police force................

    Shirani Kolambage Sunday, 13 July 2014 10:42 AM

    Aiyoo monawada mee karanne . Pau anee mee lamai tika . Eegollo massage karanawa vitharaine , wena mokuth karanne nehe .

    mahathaya Monday, 14 July 2014 07:59 AM

    ah... appoint a minister in charge of brothel raids. there will be many to grab the slot

    Shirani Kolambage Monday, 14 July 2014 01:57 PM

    Oya okkoma Katunayake kalaape lamai . Salli hoyandane oya okkoma karanne . Nidahas karala daanda pau anee .

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