The information quoted here are not created by the author of this blog, rather it is a collection of extracted material written by various people and was available freely from the aforesaid websites. The author of this blog cannot be held responsible for any incidents occurring from this post, as mentioned earlier, the author of this blog has not created, edited or modified the information in this post.
The purpose of providing this information on this blog is to highlight the sex industry in Sri Lanka which is directly or indirectly supported by the various entities mentioned in the quoted text. Even more frightening is the use of child and/or underage children as sex workers.
In a country which has a record of child abuse by the hands of the LTTE, many NGO’s have paid attention, and are taking the necessary steps towards it. But the sex trade in Colombo has a different story. I have no direct information about the sex trade in Sri Lanka or anywhere for that matter neither am I involved in any way whatsoever, but I am commenting on this topic from the information I have gained from the Internet and the media. This post will begin from the quoted articles and at the end I have voiced my personal views on this matter.
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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 12:14:59 PST
I live in the Maldives and use to visit Colombo in Sri Lanka during the last 10 years. I never had any difficulty in finding girls in this town, like in India a good connection with taxi driver and hotel porter will solve your need. I just like to add some tips to the information.
- Visit Hotel Rainbow at Palmyrah Mawatta in Galle Road. A sign board say also Vegetarian Restaurant ??. but lot of fresh meat is available. A parlor packed with Singa and Tamil girls in colorful sari waiting for you at different price to bargain. Ask any taxi driver or threesho and he will take you to a dozen of similar little hotel on the road to the airport with waiting girls in the main parlor all. If you don't like the place you can take the girl to your hotel.
- In Liberty Plaza at Liberty Shopping Center just hang around a little and some old men will contact you, one of this is Joe, a toothless old man that will escort you at the 4th floor in the same building where a brothel run by 3-4 old women is active at cheap price ( 10-20 USD) . Noting special. Bargain as usual.
_ Discotheque are now full of Eastern Europe girls on prostitution for 80-150 USD at your hotel room.
- Casino also are a good place for hunting. During my last visit at Bailey Casino I was winning few hundred dollar and I donate to a Thai girl near to me just few fiches for play. I end up with a 500 dollar winning booty and when I ask the girl her tariff for the night she smiling say "Noting my dear" as she have win 200 USD with my initial gift. Usually the price for Thai girl in Casino is 100-150 for all night. Some are afraid to follow you at night due to several military security checking points and all girls are without proper ID card as illegal immigrants. I advise you to contact them and arrange for a visit to your hotel next day afternoon, when you are more relaxed, more sober and in full strength for action. Safe sex if required as usual. The foreigners always carry condom but some local prostitutes not. Take along with you or buy at local chemist the right condom you need.
Thanks for your publication and information so needed by travellers like me.
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 98 17:45:42
Subject: Info on Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Is a beautiful place the entire city of Colombo is very close to the coast line therefore the sea is always visible it feels like a holiday. Well the best place for the fast action to women is at the Casinos there are aproximately 12 casinos and they all have girls these range from Russians, Thais and Sinhalese(Sri lankan). The best I have tried are the Russians but they are not many now as they were frightened off by the last bomb blast. The city is back to normal but with lots of security checks.
At the moment only the Thais are available most of them are st the Ballies casino. Here they are managed by the mamasan a thai women but you communicate with girls if you gamble at any of your fancy. They charge US100 for full service for the night and you can bring them back to the hotel. Its best to have a chat with them first and state your fancy clearly such as sex,anal(backside)and blow job if they agree than take them. Do not ever pay them more or give them any money till you're finish in the morning with her if she is good do not tip more than 1000rupees. Good hotels are Oberoi and Hilton.
Subject: sir lanka
Asked a taxi driver and was shown to the Unique View and the Village Inn. Both were hotels high on the hill South of town. They were near each other and were both down dirt roads. The cost was about $45 to $55. We were shown a small selection (early is better). You are given a room and a condom and about an hour. The girls ranged from 15 to 40 years old, from beautiful to ugly and skilled to dead logs. The best was a long haired one at the Unique View. She looked OK until she was nude then she looked great. She acted like we were being listened to and insisted I not tell anyone there that she had done oral(an extra $10 and great!). All the girls spoke English very poorly.
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If you have read the above text you may have read about how various institutions deal with this matter. It has been mentioned apart from illegal brothels, hotels and casinos are the most common places where the sex industry thrives. In a legal point of view, hotels commonly can be excluded because hotels primarily provide accommodation for guests. If a guest brings an outsider companion for a “night’s stand” the hotel is not responsible due to two reasons. One, the guest bought the companion, not the hotel. Two, the hotel did not provide such companions or information to the guests. But in reality many people working in these hotels know of such locations and do provide information discreetly.
On the other casinos is another story. Casinos in Sri Lanka are very small and have a small and limited clientele base. So these casinos cater to the foreign crowd offering competitive rates and etc. But rich foreign people do not gamble in Sri Lankan casinos due to one reason. The amount you win is very low compared to other countries. This leaves the “not so rich” class of foreigners, mainly from other Asian countries. Since most of the people who gamble in casinos are the “not so rich” class, a new breed of people also enters the casino. They are the “call girls” who hang around in/out the casino. Since the casinos become notorious for becoming hang out places for “call girls” many people who are not gamblers enter casinos just to “get laid”. This opens the door to a whole range of new customers. Since they cannot enter the casinos without gambling, the people looking for hookers are enticed in to gambling. As a result of these “call girls” the casinos receive a new customer base
Personally I believe the casinos know of the “call girls” functioning in the casino even if they do not advocate it. But they do not take any action to remove these “call girls” because they fear they may lose a large customer base.
In most places only foreign or Lankan sex workers are available. But I believe that many brothels around the country have underage sex workers in their payroll. We have heard of busts of so called massage centers and others, but it is the higher class institutions which are almost always filtered out of the net. Even though these institutions do not actively partake in sponsoring the illegal sex trade, it is where the trade thrives unknown to them. If the authorities concerned does not take any action, very soon Colombo will become the #1 red light city in South Asia.