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)