Written by Tharushan Fernando
16 Dec, 2015 | 8:24 pm
The Sri Lanka Navy has earned a revenue of Rs.220 million in a period of one month, from services provided to maritime security services.
A statement from the Sri Lanka Navy Headquarters reads that the revenue was directly made to the amalgamated state fund.
On Novermber 11, following a special discussion, President Maithripala Sirisena vested the maritime security services with the Sri Lanka Navy. The President made the decision after making due consideration over the issues surrounding Avant Garde, which led to much controversy in the recent past.
The statement issued by the Sri Lanka Navy goes on to say that it took over responsibilities of taking over weapons, ammunition and armouries of maritime security service companies that provide security services for commercial vessels.
The Sri Lanka Navy adds that after it was vested with the task previously carried out by Avant Garde, it has been able to carry out the task in a continuous and credible manner.
The Sri Lanka Navy commenced the operations on November 13 and has carried out a total of 652 operations close to the Galle and Colombo Harbour over the past month.
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