A special police team raiding Spas in the city and suburbs operating as herbal clinics have discovered that over twenty such parlours are operated by film actresses and tele-drama actresses.

Police sources said young women brought to Colombo from outstations under the cover of being interviewed for tele-dramas were being employed as sex workers at these Spas’ which were truly brothels.

They said raids were conducted in Mt.Lavinia, Piliyandala, Kohuwala, Battaramulla,Kaduwela and Kiribathgoda over the past few days and investigations have revealed that all those parlours which operated as herbal beauty clinics were selling young women from outstations for sex.

Police claimed that ‘high class’ customers had patronized these sex parlours where exorbitant rates have been charged on an hourly basis.

The men and women who have worked as Managers had confessed to the Police that the herbal clinics were run by film actresses and tele-drama actresses.

A senior police official said that already several actresses reported to be the owners of those Spas’ have been questioned and their statements had been recorded for necessary action.