United National Party (UNP) member of Parliament Tilak Marapana has been appointed as the new Foreign Minister.
Marapana was the Minister of Development Assignments at the time he was appointed Foreign Minister.
He earlier served as the Minister of Law and Order but resigned over allegations he faced in the Avant Garde case.
Marapana replaces Ravi Karunanayake who resigned recently after he was accused in the Central Bank treasury bond scam. (Colombo Gazette)