The Member of the Southern Provincial Council (UPFA) Ajith Prasanna has proposed to legalize prostitution to boost tourism in the country.
He made this proposal to the Ministry of Economic Development through the Southern Provincial Council.
He had said steps should be taken to bring down women from other countries if adequate people were not available in Sri Lanka.
He pointed out that more than 40,000 women were now engaged in the prostitution trade in Sri Lanka.
The Provincial Council member was of the view that his proposal was in keeping with the concept of Sea and Sunshine in S3 system for tourism.
He said that he felt the need to promote prostitution as a means to boost tourism during his recent visit abroad including Korea and Thailand. (D.G.Sugathapala)