The Chairman of Avant Garde Security Firm Nissanka Senadhipathi has filed a petition with the Appeal Court today against denial of firearm permits to his firm for the year 2016.
Senadhipathi has named eight officials as respondent in his petition including the Attorney General, the Defence Secretary, the IGP, the Colombo District Secretary and the Senior DIG of Mirihana.
Avant Garde Security Firm has requested the Appeal Court to order the Colombo District Secretary to issue permits for 91 firearms to enable the company to carry out its services.
It has also appealed the Court to declare null and void the decision taken by the Senior DIG of Mirihana not to approve the relevant application of the Avant Garde Security Firm.
The petitioner has stated that his company uses firearms to carry out its services which were bought from Sri Lanka Navy following necessary endorsement from the Defence Ministry.
The Mirihana Senior DIG had rejected to issue necessary permits for the respective firearms.
At the same time, the Avant Garde Chairman has also appealed the Court to issue an injunction, preventing police to take any action against the said firearms until the petition is heard.