Sunday, August 12, 2012
Villagers surround Child brothel
A brothel maintained by a person called Lalith, a resident opposite Maliyadeva Arahanna Temple in
Mal-asna area in Kurunegala and a leader of the ‘Blue Brigade’ has been surrounded by villagers say reports.
The villagers say there are two underage girls that are between 13 and 17 years of age in the residence where the brothel is maintained.
Today at about 10.00 a.m. parents of a girl had come to the house and inquired about their daughter stating she had left home yesterday (10th) saying she was coming to the house but she had not returned. A woman called Nanda in the house had told them that their daughter had left today (11th) with another girl. Then a villager who had been there had said he had seen the two girls at “Lalith’s other residence.”
This had led to a hot argument and at the moment villagers have surrounded the two houses and they have informed 119, the police emergency service.
On 10th December, 2011, on a complaint received by 119 police emergency service, the leader of the ‘Blue Brigade’ and the woman known as Nanda’ were arrested with an underage girl kept in the house but were released within a few hours without keeping any records in the official books in the police station.
Lalith, the suspect, is involved in timber rackets and using his political powers evades arrest and any legal action being taken against him. According to the villagers the vehicles that come to the house are that of VIPs and the OIC of Wallawa Police too is a frequent visitor to the house they further say