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Navy Commander Ravindra Wijegunaratne said Today the Navy had launched an investigation into the Sri Lankan-flagged ship carrying a stock of 810 weapons taken into custody after being spotted in the sea some 12 nautical miles off Galle on Tuesday.

“The ship is being anchored at the Galle Harbour until we finish our investigations. Initially we are focusing on whether the ship had maintained proper records and whether it had a license for the weapons found on board,” the Navy Commander said.

He said some of the records submitted by the ship’s crew were contradictory and that a Ukrainian had been in charge of the ship at the time it was accosted though the ship’s records indicated that the Captain was a Sri Lankan.

“According to maritime law, they are bound to provide us information about the ship,” the Navy Commander said.

Meanwhile, Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga confirmed that a ship was taken into custody with a stock of weapons on board and that the investigations were being handled by the Navy. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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  • Sri Friday, 09 October 2015 11:00 AM

    yes, true ultimately SL lost jobs since they had to withdraw the ship from Red Sea. the families of them will suffer now.

    Ferpogson Thursday, 08 October 2015 03:33 PM

    Rise of LTTE???

    Darm Thursday, 08 October 2015 03:42 PM

    Another Milenium City in the offing?

    Kapila Thursday, 08 October 2015 04:22 PM

    Navy coming the aid of their friends against business rivals?

    Sene Thursday, 08 October 2015 04:44 PM

    @Ferpogsom is a another stupid MR worshipper

    ponil Thursday, 08 October 2015 04:59 PM

    want happen is it avan garde ?? jahapalanaya.!!

    Freebird Thursday, 08 October 2015 05:53 PM

    no body cant survive without ltte even though they are no more via DM Android App

    Sapu Thursday, 08 October 2015 06:13 PM

    The username you use shows your intelligence

    Mason Thursday, 08 October 2015 11:45 AM

    Another Avant Garde episode to be forgotten after a few "flashes".

    TONY Thursday, 08 October 2015 12:01 PM

    WHY WASTE TIME. THIS IS FOR AVANTE GUARD

    Sri Wickrama Thursday, 08 October 2015 12:38 PM

    Same fate that happened to Avant-Garde will repeat.

    simon Thursday, 08 October 2015 04:15 AM

    Nothing will come out from so called investigations .

    Cobra Thursday, 08 October 2015 06:57 AM

    Maha Nuwara-2????


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