Ten women including three from Thailand and seven Sri Lankan women had been arrested last night on charges of allegedly running a brothel under the guise of an Ayurvedic massage parlour at Bauddhaloka Mawatha, in Kollupitiya, Colombo 4, the Police said.
They said the raid was conducted following a tip off to the Kollupitiya Police.
Another two suspects were also arrested for managing the alleged brothel.
The women suspects arrested were aged 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 28 and 40. They were from Piliyandala, Kalubowila, Anuradhapura, Galle, Delgoda, Kadawatha, Bibila and Dematagoda areas and the arrested Thai women were aged 29, 36 and 40, the Police said.
They are to be produced before the Fort Magistrate today. (Chaturanga Pradeep)