|Tilak Marapana taking up office as Sri Lanka's new foreign minister this week. Source: MFA|
The Sri Lankan government named Tilak Marapana as the regime’s new foreign minister this week after his predecessor quit amid allegations of corruption.
Mr Marapana is a seasoned Sri Lankan politician, having held ministerial posts himself previously. He takes over from Ravi Karunayake, who was forced to resign after just a few months in office, following persistent allegations of corruption.
However, Mr Marapana too is no stranger to controversy.