Sleuths of the Nugegoda Division Vice Squad raided a brothel which had operated under the guise of an ayurvedic spa at a luxury house Thalawathugoda on Friday night and nabbed nine young females and the manager of the outfit.
The brothel had been managed by a disabled naval rating, police said, adding that he had been aided by his wife and sister-in-law to run the place.
Police have found that the place had been rented out for Rs. 50,000 a month for three years. Police used a decoy to gain entrance to the spa.
All females nabbed in the raid were from Anuradhapura District and were between 20 and 31 years of age. They told police that they identified their regular customers from a panel of CCTV camera screens and only they would be permitted to obtain the services of sex workers while unknown customers would be provided only with massages.
Further investigations were in progress under the supervision of Nugegoda SP Prasad Ranasinghe and ASP Udaya Hemantha by OIC of Nugegoda Division Vice Squad SI Suraj, sergeants Sirikumara (25218), Chamath (27817) PCs Chandana (4853), Manamperi (38203), Wijeratne (60346), Rajamanthri (77606), Layan (87462) and WPC Madhushani (8481).