About Us

The crime situation in the country has reached an all-time high. The Police service, burdened as it is with numerous demands coupled with lack of adequate resources is greatly handicapped in meeting this problem effectively. Hence it is that the public would have to look for other alternative sources if it is to be ensured of the protection of its lives and property.

Advantages of having services of a Private Security Company

1. Your company need not provide company benefits to the security staff.
2. Less involvement in Man Management of Security personnel.
3. Advantage of having a separate body independent of rest of the employees to handle security.
4. Immediate replacement process for security guards when required.
5. Rotating security guards every 3 months to prevent them becoming familiar with your staff.
6. Round the clock supervision.
7. Separate team to investigate losses, damages and carry out security audits.
8. Insurance cover for losses and damages.
9. Less hassle to the top management regarding the security aspect.
10. Better feedback of attendance of company staff.
11. Armed Security guards for cash and valuables transfers in suitable vehicles.
12. Training of your personnel on security, fire and evacuation procedures etc.

We have a staff of nearly 4,500 personnel providing security to a large number of companies throughout the island inclusive of high profile companies such as Dialog Telekom, MAS, Unichela, Suntel, People’s Bank etc.

It is this challenge that the AVANT-GARDE SECURITY SERVICES [PVT] LTD., is prepared to meet. As its name AVANT-GARDE implies this security organization is contemporary innovative and looking forward to the future with better training methods

Avant-Garde’s Event Security division has a team of professional, skilled and vetted security officers providing support to the organizers of Colombo’s major sporting, music and other public events. Additionally, our highly trained ex - Special Forces and Commandos provide close protection to visiting celebrities, foreign sporting teams and VIPs. We have now expanded our operations to UAE in Facilities Management Services having incorporated Avant - Garde Emirates LLC in Dubai. Our annual turnover exceeds Rs.960.0 Million.

The executive personnel of the Company have had very successful careers, held field ranks in the Armed Forces and accordingly are able to draw talent, aptitude, determination and quick wittedness from the rich stockpile of knowledge and experience. The rank and file is drawn from elite Special Forces and Commando Regiments in the Military. The yardstick for selection to our service is positively assessed by the experience gained and good conduct whilst in Military. Majority of these personnel have had experience in VVIP and VIP security assignments. The management has over 12 years service experience and served in elite Special Forces and also highly experienced in active combat duties too. They have gained much experience as personnel bodyguards for very high-ranking officials in the government authorities and top ranking Military Officers of foreign countries. A retired Deputy Inspector General of Police who is in the top management, heads the Investigation Division of the company

Our strength is:

In depth know how, expert & timely response.
Over 4,500 specially selected & highly trained security personnel.
Experienced & committed Management & Supervisory Staff.
Personalized services to our valued Clients.
Extensive pool of resources including state of the art electronic and surveillance equipment.
Ability to face any challenge in Security promptly.

The Avant - Garde is committed to planned, sustained growth & development in both geographically and new business support services markets. Our constant focus on the needs of our customers, experienced management team and a full time staff of over 4,500 dedicated employees coupled with a pool of resources, have increased the company’s capability and growth within a short span of 12 years

Chairman – Maj (rtd) Nissanka Senadhipathi

Major. Nissanka Senadhipathi, during his military service has served in the Elite Special Force Regiment of the Army Commandos. His last assignment was, for one & a half years, as the Chief Security Officer of the Ministry of Defence & Army Head Quarters. While at the Army Head Quarters as Security coordinator, he had the experience of handling over 2000 people at the most crucial time and controlling traffic over 500 vehicles, during the height of LTTE threats.

The Security plan designed by him for the Army Head quarters and the Ministry of Defence during his tenure as Security controller, which was highly commended is still in Force.

He was in the Anti Hijacking Team of the Katunayake International Air-Port for a period of one and a half years.

He was the personal bodyguard to His Excellency the President – Hon. D. B. Wijetunga and Hon Cabinet Minister Mr. Gamini Dissanayaka when they held high offices.

He was assigned to protect the life of the Indian Peace Keeping Force Commander – Lt. General AS Kalcut during all his visits to Sri Lanka. He was specially selected for this duty by the Commander of the Army at the time, as IPKF commander fell into the high risk category due to LTTE terrorism.

Board of Directors

Y.H.P.N.Y. Senadhipathi (633420173 V) Chairman Retired Major served in Commando Regiment of Sri Lanka Army
Y.H.P.R.Y. Dissanayake (683330469 V) Deputy Chairman Retired Squadron Leader Sri Lanka Air Force
Y.H.P.K.M.K. Yapa (662280836 V) Managing Director Retired Chief Inspector – Sri Lanka Police
Y. H. P.S. Y. Kumarihamy (655993142 V) Finance Director Corporate exécutive
Y. H. P. G. Yapa Passport No: N 0496527 Director Retired Sergeant Major.- Sri Lanka Police Thirty Five (35) years Service
S. S. Senaratne (728313226 V) Director Company Secretary

Company vision and mission