AGMS controversy continues

Vessel authorized to carry 100 guns and 60,000 rounds had as many as 816 guns and over 200,000 rounds.

Sri Lanka’s coalition govt in deep water over arms ship scandal


A controversial deal between the brother of Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and a maritime services company in 2012 is creating deep rifts within the new coalition government with several ministers facing corruption allegations and a minister even forced to resign over conflict of interest.

The controversy began in October this year when authorities seized a floating armory belonging to Avant Garde Maritime Services, a private security company which struck a deal in 2012 to provide maritime security with the defense secretary of the time Gotabaya Rajapaksa, brother of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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