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.

As the...