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Avant Garde takes Navy to courts!

Avant Garde Maritime yesterday (14) filed a case in the Colombo high court, accusing the Navy of having seized one of its ships involved in maritime security.

The company claims having incurred a Rs. 2.4 billion loss due to the seizure of its ship.

The respondents cited are chief-of-defence staff Admiral Ravindra
Wijegunaratne, former Navy chief Travis Sinniah and incumbent chief Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe.

The petitioner is seeking a court order to the Navy to pay the money it had lost due to the seizure of the ship.

The Navy took charge of the ship in question on 13 November 2015.