According to the Health Ministry only four spas have been given approval to operate in the Maharagama area. It has also been found that 300 such spas are operating in the Maharagama area alone. Legal advice has been sought to take action on illegal spas operating in the country, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.The Health Ministry said that there are several illegal spas operating in the country using false or forged certificates. As a result the advice of the Attorney General is to be sought to remove the illegal spas. (Colombo Gazette) The Police, Ayurveda Department and Maharagama Urban Council conducted investigations on the illegal spas operating in Maharagama.However some shortcomings in the law prevented the authorities from removing the illegal spas.