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By Pushpakumara  Jayaratne

Forty eight couples including underage school students were taken into custody by the Kurunegala police after a raid on a hotel in Kurunegala. The raid was conducted   after the police received several complaints from the public.

48 of the 54 rooms were in use when the police raided the hotel and were mainly used for prostitution or as a meeting place for couples comprising of underage school students attending private classes. The manager of the hotel has been taken into police custody for questioning, while the couples who were arrested were severely warned and released.
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  • kariyawasam Sunday, 03 October 2010 01:27 PM

    Start this in Kandy, you will find even more......

    Podi Guru Monday, 04 October 2010 03:53 AM

    A couple of places--at least--in Pannipitiya.

    TMA Monday, 04 October 2010 08:11 AM

    While this is happening lot of robberies R happening in our area. Seems police is too busy doing nonsense

    Above the crowd Sunday, 03 October 2010 02:08 PM

    Govt. should do what Castro did after the revolution in Cuba.
    Opened all the hotels and motels for lovers ,which were earlier
    used only by the wealthy . I salute him thousand times because he is not a hypocrite.
    Our Police have nothing else to do,and they and the politicians have enough places to take their ladies.
    Cops in S L must do some thing more productive .Pee ping Toms,.Voyeurs

    Nishen Monday, 04 October 2010 08:26 AM

    Its the police who should be educated. I guess you are someone who never had a girl in your life.

    kavinda Wednesday, 06 October 2010 01:59 PM

    if there is a way to prohibit school girls getting into these is good, thinking of their future.... unless that police should not bother poor citizens by doing those things.

    knight Rider Monday, 04 October 2010 04:46 AM

    cops are such perverts ! how do they know what the couples were doing in there ?

    Saradial Monday, 04 October 2010 05:55 AM

    Parents and Youths should be educated. Religious organizations and Media can contribute much to salve this issues.

    TMA Monday, 04 October 2010 05:59 AM

    That's gr8 news :D

    Kadira Sunday, 03 October 2010 10:14 AM

    The worlds oldest profession seems to be flourishing in our country. It was once limited to the star class class hotels in Colombo. Now we find it in the provinces too. Development, may I call it.

    Madey Sunday, 03 October 2010 10:19 AM

    now the hotel will beocme a state owned asset, after the manager is tied to a tree !!!

    Daniel Sunday, 03 October 2010 10:25 AM

    what a joke, go to mount lavinia and see, u can find even more

    Sanjaya Sunday, 03 October 2010 10:39 AM

    oh. Come on. Are there other places for young couples to go????? The funniest thing is those who arrest them seem to have never met their girl friends secretly when they were young or were never had affairs.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 03 October 2010 10:43 AM

    Result of the banning of some 100 odd pornogrphic sites?

    irida Sunday, 03 October 2010 11:06 AM

    Yes, of course thouse who complain as well

    gules Monday, 04 October 2010 06:28 AM

    Underage couples getting a wake up call b4 they make a mistake that will effect thr entire life....a little caution is good

    Smart Aleck Sunday, 03 October 2010 10:56 PM

    What were you doing there?

    Wasantha Sunday, 03 October 2010 11:16 AM

    Police cannot take action against elderly couples who were in the rooms as it is not an act of offence under the "Brothel Ordinance".

    Rohitha kulathilaka Sunday, 03 October 2010 11:21 AM

    I think Hotel management not given monthly payment to police

    malkanthi Monday, 04 October 2010 07:01 AM

    Poor fellows fallen victim as a result of going cheap hotels. You got to wait at the Lobby of any 5 star hotel for few minutes to see for yourself how many call girls hang around for customers!!

    geo Sunday, 03 October 2010 11:54 AM

    very true, I have seen in my eyes police come and collect their share from a famous place in colombo..

    John Monday, 04 October 2010 07:08 AM

    Hotel owner may not have paid the " Kappam" to Politicians.


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