The main suspect known as madam “Jeena” who allegedly managed a brothel at a leading shopping complex in Colpetty was ordered to be remanded till January 18 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate today.
When the case came up before Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne, the main suspect Rosemary Felicia Perera alias Jeena, the sixth suspect in the case was produced in Court by the prison authorities.
Filing a further investigation report in Court the anti-vice-squad of Walana police informed they were conducting investigations regarding the mobile phone of the main suspect. Police further admitted to Court that they had not come to a conclusion regarding the ownership of the concerned house and told investigations were underway regarding a foreign ownership.
Senior Defense counsel Jayantha Weerasinghe PC, Kalinga Indatissa, Deemani Beddewela and Sudarshani Gunaratne appearing on behalf of the suspect said their client could not be named as a suspect in this case due to lack of evidence against her. Counsel Jayantha Weerasinghe said his client was not there when the police carried out the raid.
He also said the concerned house had been leased out to a foreigner. Police informed Court that statements had been recorded from two people who had patronized the brothel. Having considered the submissions, the Magistrate ordered the three managers of the telephone service providing companies to provide a detailed report of the suspect’s telephone calls, to the police.
The Magistrate further directed the police to record a statement from the suspect in prison.
The Walana police anti vice squad on December 2, raided the brothel at the leading shopping complex and arrested three local and two foreign women who were later released on bail. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
Comments - 23
MagodisThuma Tuesday, 04 January 2011 04:28 PM
Brothels should be legalized !
kumar Tuesday, 04 January 2011 05:16 PM
mini-skirts, booze, beef. And make more sacrifices, says the big man!! Who is fooling whom?
Kotte Kusum. Tuesday, 04 January 2011 05:17 PM
Does she give any free ride. She must have charged a MP or minister. Can't she refund the money and get her permit back?
citizen1 Tuesday, 04 January 2011 05:41 PM
The VIP customers must be getting really antsy.
tyrone_vasavan Tuesday, 04 January 2011 06:13 PM
What about Cleopatra ....is it still open.... Why only 3 local and 2 Foreign..What about the rest..
YURI Tuesday, 04 January 2011 06:21 PM
I cant Understand, this is the future of the Country, why do they arrest?
Son of Satan Tuesday, 04 January 2011 06:29 PM
OMG now cant have fun with an SL actress or a model when holidaying in SL.
This is the oldest profession they should legalize this, like gambling so the foreigners can enjoy more. And horse racing as well so we dont have to bet for foreign horses. I mean when u legalize things u have control of that, even controlling Aids. like liquor which is big revenue in SL
TB Ekanayake Tuesday, 04 January 2011 10:06 PM
I will let this place reopen if they comply with thr mini scirt law
mark Wednesday, 05 January 2011 10:08 AM
Ministry of Defense should have installed a security camera inside LP building instead of installing it in the Kolpetty Junction. They could have got all the ppl went in to the brothel lodge arrested with evidence, including the VIPs.
Nilu Wednesday, 05 January 2011 10:14 AM
Comment against the basic rights to the law.Every person has a right to the access to a lawyer
Ross Milan Wednesday, 05 January 2011 12:37 AM
The VIP's dance behind the screen but talk of morals of the nation. Is it like the middle east?
Bonny Appaswamy Wednesday, 05 January 2011 12:39 AM
I think it is high time the SL government considered legalizing prostitution like all other civilized countries. This just goes to show that SL is still in the dark ages where economy and social progress are concerned.