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Sri Lanka gets new Foreign Minister

16 Août 2017

Tilak Marapana, Minister of Development Assignments had been sworn in as the new Foreign Affairs Minister before the President today.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday appointed a new foreign minister, the president's office said, less than a week after the former minister resigned over corruption allegations.

Marapone, who was minister for law and order, was forced to resign over concerns that he will interfere in a probe on Avant Garde, a controversial security firm.

Marapona served as a government back bencher from 2015 until this years May when he was appointed the Special Assignments Minister.

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He replaces Ravi Karunanayake, who resigned on August 10.

Later, with the demise of Gamini Atukorale, he was also appointed the Minister of Highways, Transport and Civil Aviation.

Marapone was a former attorney general of Si Lanka.

Karunanayake was accused of occupying an apartment paid for by the firm linked to the Bond scam.

Sri Lanka gets new Foreign Minister