Call girl racket unravelled
She was stupendously wealthy and owned several luxury vehicles like
Dolphins and a hotel in a plush residential area in Dehiwela. She was an
attractive middle aged woman (45) who ran a call girl racket from her
residence at Dehiwela.
The woman had amassed a fortune by procuring young women to
heterosexual men, businessmen and criminals. The racket had been in
existence for some time under the very nose of the local police. It was
a thriving business because there was a demand for prostitution by
businessmen and criminals alike.
Of course they were willing to part with big money for sexual
gratification. Her entire operation was cloaked in secrecy due to fear
of being raided by the police.
Meanwhile DIG Western Province (South) K. Pathirana ordered a crack
down on Karaoke bars cum brothels in the Dehiwela - Mount Lavinia areas
after receiving numerous complaints from the public. With the
commencement of the tourist season several Karaoke bars and brothels had
sprung up in the Dehiwela \ Mount Lavinia area.
However, the Mirihana Special Investigation Unit kept an eye on
several Karaoke bars, and brothels in the Dehiwela Mount Lavinia area.
It came under their microscopic scrutiny for several reasons. These
brothels were mostly patronised by criminals wanted by the police.
The Madam from Dehiwela who ran the call girl racket took great care
not to entertain too many clients at her hotel. She kept a low profile
because she did not want to attract the attention of her neighbours who
kept a tab on everything going on.
She realised that when things go out of hand tongues in the
neighbourhood begin to wag inviting the police. After all, theirs was a
closely knitted neighbourhood. But on the other hand she wouldn't give
up her business in a hurry because it was a lucrative trade. So she
devised a strategy to stay out of trouble. The strategy however paid
Instead of procuring women to clients who called over at the hotel
she began supplying them to places where they were needed. It was a call
girl racket practised over the telephone. Businessmen too began making
discreet inquiries over the phone whenever they desired a woman. They
would simply furnish an address and instruct the madam to deliver women
for an arranged fee.
She too would reciprocate by procuring women to her clients.
According to police the Madam had operated a huge call girl racket. The
young women sex workers had come from distant places like Galle, Matara
Dehiwela, Avissawella, and Homagama areas.
According to police some employed women too had been on her list. The
madam usually accompanied women in her luxury vehicles and delivered
them to wealthy customers for astounding sums of money.
It was last Sunday when 30 officers from the Mirihana Special
Investigation Unit armed with search warrants from courts raided the
hotel at Dehiwela. When police entered the premises they found two women
at the hotel. After questioning, police took the two women and the Madam
They were later taken before courts and remanded pending further
investigation. In the course of investigations police learnt that the
Madam was a well off woman. She had owned several other business
enterprises in the suburbs of Colombo.
Meanwhile, on the same night another team of police officers raided
an exclusive Karaoke bar at Mount Lavinia after midnight and took in for
questioning its Barman and thirteen women hostesses and three men.
The raid was conducted for selling liquor after mid night to
customers without a permit. According to police, several exclusive
brands of foreign liquor was being served to customers at the time of
the raid. Although the three men had initially protested that they had
come to enjoy an evening, on further questioning it was revealed that
two were Army deserters and the other was a Navy deserter. Police are
investigating whether the service deserters were involved in serious
Further inquiries are being conducted by OIC Special Investigating
Unit (Mirihana ) Inspector Upul Samarasinghe, and Sub Inspector Jayantha
Perera, Wasantha Sudasinghe, Police Sergeant, Lakshman, Jayasinghe,
Hemantha and Mendis.