• Sri Lanka’s piracy efforts

    Anti-piracy work a lucrative sideline. Navy Chief: Navy to increase sea marshals for foreign ships The navy on Wednesday announced plans to secure a greater role in providing anti-piracy security […]

  • AMGS armoury scrapped

    Floating armoury goes for scrap. Avant Garde ship sails to India to be sold for scrap metal The vessel used by the controversial Avant Garde Maritime Security Services as a […]

  • AGMS issues continue

    Avant Garde issues rumble on. Sri Lanka: Avant Garde owes Navy Rs. 1.7 billion — AG’s advice sought The Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka,  will consult the Attorney General for […]

  • Sri Lanka Navy’s piracy profits

    Job previously done by Avant Garde Maritime Services. Sri Lanka Navy earns over Rs. 2.3 billion in a year from maritime security operations The Sri Lanka Navy has earned over […]

  • A lucrative trade

    Sri Lankan Navy earns big bucks from floating armoury trade. Navy earns Rs. 1,000 million The Navy said it had earned an income of Rs. 1,000 million since November 13, […]

  • Sri Lanka Navy’s pay days

    Huge revenue from private maritime security services. Sri Lanka Navy earns US$ 1.5 million in a month from providing maritime security services Sri Lanka Navy said it had earned an […]

  • Armament on the High Seas

    Floating armouries “a major security concern”, apparently. Armament on the High Seas By Liza Kane-Hartnett Last month, Sri Lanka announced that it had terminated its agreement with the private security […]

  • Weapons ‘missing’ from floating armoury

    Majority recovered, says AGMS. ‘Over 170 Government weapons went missing from 2009 and 2013’ Kamal Jayamanna Avante Garde Employees Association Media Spokesman and former Manager of Commercial Vessel Protection, Lt […]

  • 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 […]

  • Floating armoury deal pulled

    The Avant Garde investigations are part of a wide probe of allegedly corrupt deals. Sri Lanka scraps security firm’s deals on running floating armories BY SHIHAR ANEEZ Sri Lankan President […]