The police raided a brothel in Fort late last night and arrested 17 people, the police media unit said today.
According to the police the brothel was operating at a club along D.R. Wijeywardena Mawatha in Fort.
The police said that the manager of the club and nine others who had assisted in operating the brothel were arrested.
The police also said that eight prostitutes were also arrested during the raid.
All the suspects are to be produced in court today. The Fort police are conducting further investigations.