An alleged brothel operating in the guise of a massage parlour in Wellawatte was raided last evening by the Panadura, Walana anti vice squad, Police said.
A resident from Dehiwala believed to be the manager of the brothel and a 28 year-old woman from Bentota alleged to be a sex worker were arrested during the raid, while two more female suspects were also arrested for aiding and abetting.
Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said the suspect who had been managing the operations had claimed to be a ministry secretary.
The four suspects had been produced before the Hultsdorp Magistrate today while the Wellawatte Police are conducting further investigations.
Comments - 27
Trehan Munasinghe Monday, 24 September 2012 04:43 AM
Petition to legalise Prostitution.....??? I don't say its the best step, but to some extent this might curb crimes and also give some legitimacy , also less exploitation of these innocent females trying to make a living... Govt should step in !! Its not like this business is going to STOP over night...
Fair N Square Sunday, 23 September 2012 04:48 PM
Why did the Panadura police get involved? isn't it out of their Juridiction? what was the wellawatte police doing? were paid on a weekly basis or their needs were met in KIND not CASH?????
Naman Sunday, 23 September 2012 04:57 PM
Legalise it and avoid the underworld's exploitation of poor ladies
alfred Sunday, 23 September 2012 06:10 PM
Only these houses of ill fame are dangerous? What about the many rapists walking scot free? Dont the rape victims families break down ?
Thomas Sunday, 23 September 2012 06:19 PM
The Devils like Malaka & Duminda are Free, the Police after small frys, because no renumeration.
Lobo Saturday, 22 September 2012 08:13 AM
Leave the brothels alone, they provide a valuable service. Ever since the police started cracking down on brothels the rapes statistics has increased.
Fusion Saturday, 22 September 2012 08:17 AM
Tony Saturday, 22 September 2012 08:35 AM
The police seem very efficient in catching prostitutes. But they are highly inefficient when having to catch alleged lawbreakers such as Malaka Silva. The cops should concentrate on real crime instead of trying to be moral police, like in Saudi Arabia.
Tony montana Saturday, 22 September 2012 08:36 AM
Maybe Mervin,s Secretary
Jagath Leanage Saturday, 22 September 2012 08:41 AM
Adress eka kiyannako.Pleeeeeeeeeeeese.
Harshini Douglas Saturday, 22 September 2012 08:54 AM
aiyoo, pow ane, hondai policeyata ewage iya tamai allane anith iya political karayo hari puttu hari allana hari horai, hora police lol hahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Bandara Saturday, 22 September 2012 08:59 AM
Subbiah Saturday, 22 September 2012 09:01 AM
Be flexible with the sex workers. They are making a living.
PeterPan Saturday, 22 September 2012 09:12 AM
Is it because they had forgotten to cut you guys in ? just grow up.How come a sexual intercourse between two consensual adults is illegal ,whether the money involved or not.
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 22 September 2012 09:15 AM
Once in a way the Police is conducting some raids here and there just to show the public that they are still active but everybody knows they are really scared of politicians, their families and hangers-on.
Public Abilik Saturday, 22 September 2012 09:23 AM
What the hell is wrong with this country? This is one of the oldest professions in the history of mankind. While the cops are going after prostitutes, Rapists are walking around with impunity.
konda china Saturday, 22 September 2012 09:29 AM
When cops are not given free shots or commissions this happen, otherwise no problem pity
Citizen Saturday, 22 September 2012 09:30 AM
Its a commendable thing that police has done here, raiding a place with higher influence. These houses of ill-fame are equally dangerous as drug dens, because both of these are equally addictive, and results in breakdown of the family unit, and in long term, the whole society.
Sammy Sunday, 23 September 2012 04:52 AM
It is only the small time brothels which are raided and small time prostitutes penalised. What about the 5 star brothels and those prostitutes who cater to the high and the mighty? They get away scot-free.
Tanji Saturday, 22 September 2012 09:39 AM
Why don't you close down all Karaoke Bars. They do all rubbish things. Send CID to all these places.
C. Seneveratne Sunday, 23 September 2012 04:59 AM
Once again it’s a ministry secretary of the ruling gourvernement
r.rulz Saturday, 22 September 2012 09:42 AM
Saparamadu Saturday, 22 September 2012 09:41 AM
Yes, Sex Workers are always flexible with their clients
abilinu Sunday, 23 September 2012 05:53 AM
Why don't the authorities allow lenience prostitutes and a Red Light street for Colombo This should be confined to one area only. (Slave Island)
Imran Hussein Sunday, 23 September 2012 06:01 AM
Some very famous tarts are still at large, one of them is Sudarman.
slcophater Monday, 24 September 2012 06:48 AM
I graduated from Coventry, but i bet a constable makes more money than me on a daily basis.
Raj Sunday, 23 September 2012 09:48 AM
The panadura police has to come to Wellawate to raid the brothel? What was the Wellawatte police doing? This what you call commendable? Why the Wellwatte police didn't raid the brother is left to your imagination!
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