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Navy earns over Rs. 3.5 bn for facilitating OBST

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The Sri Lanka Navy, having taken over the duty of facilitating On-board Security Teams (OBST) on November 13, 2015, earned more than Rs 3.5 billion, for the Sri Lankan Government to-date, the navy said.

They said they have facilitated over 10,000 Onboard Security Team movements through the operation centres of Colombo Galle, and Hambanthota, and earned Rs. 3,510,517,197.

They said the duty undertaken by them was an extension of maritime security operations in which they get actively involved in keeping Sri Lankan waters safe and secure for maritime commons and freedom of navigation.

The facilitation of services includes; embarkation and disembarkation of On-board Security Teams, receiving, storing and issuing of weapons, ammunition and equipment registered with foreign and local On-board Security Teams who operate for merchant shipping companies.

The Sri Lanka Navy took over facilitation of OBST duties, following a special presidential directive and the earnings are directly deposited in the Government Consolidated Fund.


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  • Matipahana Monday, 05 June 2017 11:43 AM

    I thought government institutions are not allowed to do this kind of operations and that's why it was operated by Avent Guard, Rakna Lanka, etc. So, was it another lie of prev government?

    Selvyn Monday, 05 June 2017 06:18 PM

    Now the wheels of the govt have started to work. Its a good sign for the people to expect better things in the future via DM Android App

    ceylon Monday, 05 June 2017 08:35 PM

    government duty is not to make profits.government is a service.only to do free education,health, justice, safety and social service from reasonable tax money. via DM Android App

    Kumar Monday, 05 June 2017 10:43 PM

    If this is allowed to continue our Navy would become as corrupt as our Police.

    Raj Tuesday, 06 June 2017 09:00 AM

    If its not making profits, how will it repay the loan and interest it has taken ? How is it going to cover it is expense if the reasonable tax is not enough? Goverment duty is to utilise the funds its generated from the profit for the betterment of the people.


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