Ex-Mayor of Batticaloa and eight others arrested for running a brothel

By Ananth Palakidnar

Former Mayor of Batticaloa Sivageetha Prabakaran and eight others, including her husband were arrested, by a special Police team yesterday, for running a brothel in Batticaloa.

The Police raided the house of Sivageetha and arrested her along with her husband Prabakaran, two women and five men. All nine are expected to be produced before Batticaloa Magistrate M. Ganesharaja today, sources said.

Informed sources said the brothel was in operation at the house of former Mayor Sivageetha Prabakaran, which is located on the Batticaloa-Trincomalee Main Road. Under the guise of renting out rooms, the former Mayor was operating the brothel in connivance with several others, sources said.

Sivageetha was the General Secretary of the Tamil People’s Viduthalai Pulikal Party, led by former Northern Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan, who is currently in remand over the assassination of former Tamil National Alliance Batticaloa District Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingam.
Sivageetha Prabakaran served as the Mayor of Batticaloa from 2008 to 2013. She is the daughter of Rasan Sathyamoorthy who had contested the General Election from Batticaloa in 2004.

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