Nov 25, 2016

Court orders release of Avant Garde ship Featured

The Avant Garde owned ship docked at Galle port is to be released to Sri Lanka Shipping Company on a Rs. 35 million bond on an order issued by Galle chief magistrate Nilupuli Lankapura today (25).

The ship was seized by the Navy in October last year on charges of having transported firearms and ammunition illegally.

The Ukrainian captain of the ship, produced before Lankapura two days earlier, was remanded further until December 07.

Avant Garde has kept a cache of firearms owned by Rakna Lanka company and used for operations in the international seas against Somali pirates.