Hirunews Logo
Update%3A+Avant+gaurd+agreements+abolished+on+Presidents+instructions
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 20:09
Update: Avant gaurd agreements abolished on Presidents instructions
111

Shares
13,352

Views
Cabinet spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered a hand over of the operations of the controversial Avant Garde Maritime Security Services to the Sri Lankan Navy.

The President has given the order following a special meeting held yesterday under his patronage at the Presidential Secretariat to discuss the controversy surrounding the Avant Garde investigations.

Cabinet Spokesman said the government decided to cancel all agreements with the private security firm Avant and hand over the operations to the Sri Lanka Navy.

Meanwhile, Southern Development Minister Sagala Rathnayake was sworn in before the President yesterday as the Law and Order Minister.

At the same time, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Affairs Minister D.M. Swaminadan was sworn in as the Prison Reforms Minister.

Both of them received the new portfolios in addition to their existing ministerial posts.

The two ministers were sworn in, in the new positions after Thilak Marapana resigned from the Law and Order and Prison Reforms portfolios due to the Avant Guard controversy.


Update: Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 07:52
---------------------------------------------------------

President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to annul the agreement with Avant Garde.

Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senarathna stated that the decision was taken at a special meeting this evening.

Accordingly the weapons held by Avant Garde are to be handed over to the Sri Lanka Navy.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Gypsy community facing hardships
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 16:46
The Gypsy community who are found in Sri Lanka consider Kerala State in India as their native region.They speak Telugu language.The Gypsy community... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
3,071 Views
14,986 Views
535 Views
2,700 Views
33 Views
16,414 Views
Top