While surfing in the internet, I have found the newest method of recruiting customers for the prostitutes in Sri Lanka. Hope you would like to know about that.
According to the Wikipedia, prostitution in Sri Lanka is NOT illegal. There is no any law in Sri Lanka, which prohibiting it. But under the vagrants ordinance and the brothels ordinance, it is illegal to solicit and run brothels. It is also illegal to procure and traffic persons for prostitution.
That means any person could do prostitution if she wants. And any man could pay for prostitutes and could get their service without violating the law.
There are lots of street hookers around Pettha (Pitakotuwa) selling their body just for Rs. 500 to Rs 1500 but they are mostly cheating people, and stealing money with the help of thugs by carrying their customers to the dark places. Well organized prostitution is running in Colombo area mainly as Massage Centers and Restaurants. But an average customers can't find those easily, they give their service only for trustful customers or for the people they already know very well. Their rates are comparatively higher such as Rs 2000 to Rs. 5000. (for foreign customers there are lots of packages such as $50 to $100 and even $300 too)
Even though those Massage Centers want to find customers, they can't advertise in public as it is illegal. Instead of that they are using some tricks. Long ago they advertised as "Mithuru Hawul" (friend finding services) but later newspapers refused to publish such advertisements. Then they directly advertised themselves as massage centers, but it will caused to increase the police attention about them, therefore they stopped it too. Finally they decided to advertise in the internet.
Now this is what I was going to tell you about. As the Massage Centers can't directly advertise on the internet about the prostitution, they started to do it in indirect way.
They have registered their prostitutes in some dating websites such as FriendFinder.com and attracting new customers. That site is the most popular dating website in the world and very trustful and have an excellent customer service. By looking the local members on that site, managers of Massage Centers, are only sending messages to paid members, because then they could realized those customers have enough money and they are actually willing to pay for their beautiful girls.
Once I have registered and become a paid member in FriendFinder.com by spending $10 with my Sampath Web Card, two girls send me messages. One girl in Chinese girl, but living in Kollupitiya, and other girl in Thailand girl, she is living in Dehiwala. Both are much beautiful and pretty. After chatting and getting phone calls with them, they identified about me and I have found the secrets.
I'm not promoting about them, but just wanted to tell you about my observations about the prostitution in Sri Lanka.