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Mobile phone case: Two women given suspended sentence
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A fashion model and teledrama actress, and another woman were fined Rs.250 each and imposed a three-month sentence suspended for five years when they were produced in a Mount Lavinia Court on charges of having engaged in mobile-phone prostitution.

Mount Lavinia Magistrate Ruchira Veliwatte ordered that they pay Rs.250 as fine with three months imprisonment and be suspended for five years.

The two women were arrested in 2009 by the Colombo Special Crimes Investigation Unit while they were opposite the Liberty Plaza Shopping Complex on a tip off received by the police.

The investigations carried out by a team of police officers headed by the OIC Jananda De Silva had revealed that the actress had worked as a marketing manager in a private company.

The two women are alleged to have been sex workers charging clients amounts between Rs.10,000 and Rs.15,000.

The other suspects who were charged with procuring prostitutes pleaded guilty at the beginning of the trial while the two women suspects pleaded not guilty.

Mount Lavinia Magistrate Ruchira Welivatte held that the prosecution had proved the case beyond doubt and imposed the fine and suspended sentence. (T.Farook Thajudeen)

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wonderboy Saturday, 18 February 2012 12:25
Most likely the guys from the Special Crimes Investgation did not get anything free or even get discounts.
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Rosh Saturday, 18 February 2012 13:05
Its a phone porn case !!!
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Coconut Donkey Saturday, 18 February 2012 13:25
ah yes yes... after all these are priority issues the country is replete with noh..
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amal Saturday, 18 February 2012 14:30
can i know their mobile number pleaseeeeeeeeee?
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Nagaragiri Kiththil Saturday, 18 February 2012 15:53
What a country ??? Did they harm any body ? Police and the politicians did not get it free
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faqi Saturday, 18 February 2012 17:30
Big Deal . The police should go after criminals and not after these women who hurt no one. In any case its a victimless "crime". No one was hurt or robbed. Its one free will, in a free society.
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Sena Saturday, 18 February 2012 17:37
This is not the crime.
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Matta Saturday, 18 February 2012 19:08
They charge clients 10,000, But the fine is only Rs. 250? SL definitely must amend their fines, if we are to have some sense in the system.
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Roshan Saturday, 18 February 2012 19:47
big fish is still at large......
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Fair N Square Sunday, 19 February 2012 08:15
Jeena the Madame.....
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Truth Saturday, 18 February 2012 22:05
Well done, send the fine to develop the north.
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RUHUNU KOLLA Saturday, 18 February 2012 23:56
Ban mobile phones!
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citizen1 Sunday, 19 February 2012 06:17
hope you were joking?
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Gamini Sunday, 19 February 2012 02:43
In days to come, all citizens will have to act as prostitutes for survival.
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Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 19 February 2012 02:46
A fine of only Rs 250.- from a high-class pros. charging Rs 10-15,000.- ?
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Nagaragiri Kiththil Sunday, 19 February 2012 14:01
Is this a free country?
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Just Another Citizen Sunday, 19 February 2012 03:10
Fined Rs.250? They won't be able to reload their phones.
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Afz Sunday, 19 February 2012 06:37
Oh really, information is clear, who looking for such a matter..
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mhiraz Sunday, 19 February 2012 08:17
CID & GOVT searching only small crime cases but large criminals are freely enjoying in the country yard, will govt have guds to catch them and give proper punishment?
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perera Sunday, 19 February 2012 08:53
they can't cos they are in the govt
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citizen Sunday, 19 February 2012 08:53
As sri Lanka has no any problems they are given free food , free accomodation , free transport , free shelter, no killings .no unemployment problems .Everyone in this country are living very happyly. Our forces are very kind and helpful to the people.what more.

only problem in this country is mobile prostitution only.Haaaaaaaaaa
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Globetrotter Sunday, 19 February 2012 21:41
i notice you didn't mention the free secondary healthcare, free primary, secondary, AND Tertiary education that those in many countries don't have ;)
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balu Sunday, 19 February 2012 09:30
this shud not be even news. bigger things happen & big fish get away.
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Nodrog Sunday, 19 February 2012 10:22
why are the police so actively going after the prostitution like it's the only crime or the biggest sin in this country? Are they afraid their sons will patronize?
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Nodrog Sunday, 19 February 2012 13:29
why even bother to arrest them if the fine is only Rs. 250? Waste of time, paper-work and Police going under-cover.....just for Rs. 250?
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gon-aliya Sunday, 19 February 2012 13:50
Why RS 250 fine. Should have been 25,000
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CJ Sunday, 19 February 2012 15:25
Society need sex workers. Otherwise there will be more sex crimes.
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Berty Sunday, 19 February 2012 16:11
After all its between two willing parties. Why so much of fuss and fine??
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gajan99 Sunday, 19 February 2012 16:49
That' is good, now I can use the services.
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Shelton Fernando Sunday, 19 February 2012 17:12
This is over-reaction. There are enough of serious crimes that police can prevent if they really want to rather than going behind actresses and models. If these two women were under the "sponcership" of a VIP no one would have approached them except for potential clients. Dear police why don't you concentrate on some productive crack down
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xlntgson Monday, 20 February 2012 00:41
New rule in the west: Soliciting or luring is crime, not by appointment.
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Alex Monday, 20 February 2012 02:39
Is this the only matter the police has to investigate?
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