Thu, 30 Jun 2022 Today's Paper

Mobile phone case: Two women given suspended sentence

18 February 2012 01:28 pm - 32     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

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)
Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  Comments - 32

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  • RUHUNU KOLLA Saturday, 18 February 2012 11:56 PM

    Ban mobile phones!

    Gamini Sunday, 19 February 2012 02:43 AM

    In days to come, all citizens will have to act as prostitutes for survival.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 19 February 2012 02:46 AM

    A fine of only Rs 250.- from a high-class pros. charging Rs 10-15,000.- ?

    Just Another Citizen Sunday, 19 February 2012 03:10 AM

    Fined Rs.250? They won't be able to reload their phones.

    citizen1 Sunday, 19 February 2012 06:17 AM

    hope you were joking?

    Afz Sunday, 19 February 2012 06:37 AM

    Oh really, information is clear, who looking for such a matter..

    mhiraz Sunday, 19 February 2012 08:17 AM

    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?

    Fair N Square Sunday, 19 February 2012 08:15 AM

    Jeena the Madame.....

    citizen Sunday, 19 February 2012 08:53 AM

    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

    perera Sunday, 19 February 2012 08:53 AM

    they can't cos they are in the govt

    balu Sunday, 19 February 2012 09:30 AM

    this shud not be even news. bigger things happen & big fish get away.

    Nodrog Sunday, 19 February 2012 10:22 AM

    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?

    Nodrog Sunday, 19 February 2012 01:29 PM

    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?

    gon-aliya Sunday, 19 February 2012 01:50 PM

    Why RS 250 fine. Should have been 25,000

    Nagaragiri Kiththil Sunday, 19 February 2012 02:01 PM

    Is this a free country?

    CJ Sunday, 19 February 2012 03:25 PM

    Society need sex workers. Otherwise there will be more sex crimes.

    Berty Sunday, 19 February 2012 04:11 PM

    After all its between two willing parties. Why so much of fuss and fine??

    gajan99 Sunday, 19 February 2012 04:49 PM

    That' is good, now I can use the services.

    Shelton Fernando Sunday, 19 February 2012 05:12 PM

    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

    Globetrotter Sunday, 19 February 2012 09:41 PM

    i notice you didn't mention the free secondary healthcare, free primary, secondary, AND Tertiary education that those in many countries don't have ;)

    wonderboy Saturday, 18 February 2012 12:25 PM

    Most likely the guys from the Special Crimes Investgation did not get anything free or even get discounts.

    Rosh Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:05 PM

    Its a phone porn case !!!

    xlntgson Monday, 20 February 2012 12:41 AM

    New rule in the west: Soliciting or luring is crime, not by appointment.

    Coconut Donkey Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:25 PM

    ah yes yes... after all these are priority issues the country is replete with noh..

    Alex Monday, 20 February 2012 02:39 AM

    Is this the only matter the police has to investigate?

    amal Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:30 PM

    can i know their mobile number pleaseeeeeeeeee?

    Nagaragiri Kiththil Saturday, 18 February 2012 03:53 PM

    What a country ??? Did they harm any body ? Police and the politicians did not get it free

    faqi Saturday, 18 February 2012 05:30 PM

    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.

    Sena Saturday, 18 February 2012 05:37 PM

    This is not the crime.

    Matta Saturday, 18 February 2012 07:08 PM

    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.

    Roshan Saturday, 18 February 2012 07:47 PM

    big fish is still at large......

    Truth Saturday, 18 February 2012 10:05 PM

    Well done, send the fine to develop the north.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.


Free-fall of the nation Where is the alternative to ruinous Gotabaya regime?

There is a great deal of ruin in a nation, Adam Smith once said - meaning tha

Gotabaya, Ranil and the Frog and Scorpion Fable

Let me rewind back to my boyhood when I first read the fable about the scorpi

Four-day work week: Can Govt. reap what it sows?

This week, Sri Lanka joined a growing list of countries experimenting with th

Sri Lanka’s Al Capone Syndrome threatens human security

Be it Al Capone, Pablo Escobar, El Chapo or any other crime boss, violence in