Fonseka said that Senadhipathi had spoken to him over the phone and offered to fund his polls campaign without asking anything in return.
Fonseka said that however he had declined the offer and had told Senadhipathi that if he is willing he could lend a helping hand to upgrade the Democratic Party’s office.
However, Fonseka noted that he had not heard from Senadhipathi thereafter.
Speaking to media in Colombo, Fonseka went on to say that he had heard that the polls campaigns of a number of prominent parliamentarians, were funded by the Avant Garde.
He said this was why some MP’s were trying their utmost to defend the company.
The field Marshal also claimed that 50% of the company’s staff were army deserters. He said that the Avant Garde employed around 2000 army deserters which was an illegal act.
Meanwhile, a press briefing scheduled for today by the Avant Garde Maritime Security Services was cancelled at the last moment without giving any reason.
Also under a Presidential directive the Sri Lanka Navy today commenced reclaiming the weapons which were stocked in several floating armories of the company.
On November 11 President Maithripala Sirisena ordered to hand over the operations of the controversial Avant Garde Maritime Security Services to the Sri Lanka Navy.
The President gave the order following a special meeting with politicians, military and state officials.
The President had ordered to cancel all agreements with the private security firm.
The private security firm’s operations came under scrutiny when the container-carrying vessel “Mahanuwara” docked at the Galle Harbor with a haul of arms on January 18. Avant-Garde Security services which, according to the firm, provides security to ships against the Somali pirates.
Following the docking of a second floating armory, Avant Garde carrying a haul of unauthorized weapons in Galle Harbor on October 5th, the investigations into the firm’s activities intensified.