Hon. Tilak Marapana assumes duties as Minister of Foreign Affairs
Tilak Janak Marapana, PC, MP is a Sri Lankan lawyer. He is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is a Member of Parliament Appointed from the national list and had served as Minister of Law and Order, Prison Reforms from September 2015 to November 2015. Earlier he was the Minister of Defence (2001 – 2003) and Minister of Transport, Highways and Aviation (2002 – 2004). He is the only non Presidential or Prime Ministerial holder of the portfolio of Defence. A lawyer by profession and a President’s Counsel, he had served as a government prosecutor in the Attorney General’s Department for twenty six years, serving as Solicitor General and Attorney General.