Navy earns 2.26 billion rupees from Avant Garde Operations

Navy earns 2.26 billion rupees from Avant Garde Operations

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The Sri Lanka Navy had earned 2.26 billion rupees after taking over the Onboard Security Team Operations from Avant Garde Maritime Services in 2016. Accordingly, the Navy had carried out a total of 5,928 shipments to the Galle harbour and 443 shipments to Colombo harbour during last year.
Since the inception of these operations from November 2015 until January 02 this year, the Navy had earned an income of 2.63 Billion rupees for a total of 7,457 shipments. The Navy said Galle and Colombo harbours have carried out 6,922 and 535 shipments respectively averaging approximately 573 shipments a month.
The Galle and Colombo operation centres look after the receiving, holding and issuing of weapons, ammunitions and other related equipment belonging to foreign as well as local On Board Security Teams.
The earnings generated through Onboard Security Team Operations are directly deposited in the Consolidated Fund of the Sri Lankan Government.