The police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has sealed containers with weapons on the Avant Garde ship.
The CID is investigating the weapons on the ship at the Galle harbor after the navy had filed a police complaint.
Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd last week slammed what it termed as a “downright betrayal” following allegations raised over its ship which docked at the Galle harbor recently.
The company said that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) had given the approval for the ship to dock in Galle but the Sri Lanka Navy boarded the ship and assumed command.
Avant Garde said that the actions of the Navy is shocking adding that the company kept the relevant officials fully informed before the ship reached Galle.
“It is relevant at this juncture to emphasise that Avant Garde has always conformed to national and international laws from the inception and, as mentioned earlier, has been receiving accolades and admirations from players of the industry as well as independent international experts in maritime affairs,” Avant Garde said.
It also said that there is no discrepancy whatsoever in the consignment of weapons, ammunition and associated equipment maintained by Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd (RALL) representatives on board. (Colombo Gazette)