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Police detained a Sri Lankan registered ship with containers laden with weapons at the Galle Harbour today, following a complaint received by the Police.

Police said the weapons were found onboard ‘Mahanuwara Naukawa,” in which some 3,000 weapons were stored in twelve containers. They said among them were 84 T56 weapons and other semi and automatic firearms.

Citing initial investigations, they said the ship had been chartered by Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Avant Garde Security Services (Pvt) that maintains a floating armoury off Sri Lanka.











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  • Mm Sunday, 18 January 2015 07:25 PM

    Why is the sri lanka police acting as if they have been so dumb and fast a sleep all these years???

    Cheers Monday, 19 January 2015 07:50 AM

    Look like LTTE is going to raise heads Sri lankans who voted for the new govt soon will be answerable to people anyway first time a givtvelected with minority that is very well explained

    C.K.Lankaputhra Monday, 19 January 2015 08:02 AM

    Ginikeli saha gini avi, We know the culprits.

    kumara Monday, 19 January 2015 09:52 AM

    this is legal operation... which brings multi million USD to sri lanka

    Ara Monday, 19 January 2015 10:08 AM

    First take your head out of where you sit and look around. I hope you have the sense to understand reality then again it is a mistake to expect that from those like you.

    thara Monday, 19 January 2015 10:18 AM

    hmmm this is a sea marshal vessel. Its a legitimate business and has been going on for sometime. there are several companies in Sri Lanka that do this. its basically used for defense against pirates in international waters. i dont know why they stopping them now and im surprised police dont know about such businesses as they need defense ministry approval. for those who are trying to pass this off as LTTE weapons relax and get your head out of your a**

    gobbaya Monday, 19 January 2015 11:07 AM

    an idiot in police looking for quick promotions just like the millenium city blunder via DM Android App

    BALLER Monday, 19 January 2015 11:33 AM

    Avante Garde is a very high profile firm. They provide protection and security for many events. They also provide security for many international ships against pirates and theives. We shud not randomly assume that this is one of the tricks of the previous regime..chill guys

    Ukkun Putha Monday, 19 January 2015 12:39 PM

    What is going on Sri Lanka? UNP has got power through the back door and playing havoc.


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