New Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana has been “rehabilitated” and so was given a new post, cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said today.
Marapana had in 2015 tendered his resignation from his post of Law and Order Minister to President Maithripala Sirisena.
The Minister resigned over the controversy involving him on the Avant Garde issue.
Marapana said at the time he resigned as some Ministers and the public had raised suspicions that Police investigations into the Avant Garde issue may not be unbiased since the Police was under his Ministry and since he felt some of the allegations against Avant Garde were baseless.
However when asked today at the post cabinet press conference if Tilak Marapana has been “rehabilitated” in order to be made Foreign Minister, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said yes. (Colombo Gazette)