Minister of Development Assignments Tilak Marapana is likely to be appointed Foreign Minister, a position which had fallen vacant following the resignation of MP Ravi Karunanayake who came under the pressure following his alleged involvement in the ongoing bond scam.
Well informed sources from the government told Daily Mirror that Marapana is likely to be appointed to the post. “Mr. Marapana is the most likely choice of both the President and the Prime Minister and should take oaths shortly,” sources said. He is likely to be sworn in today according to sources.
He holds the ministry of development assignments at the moment and is likely to get the foreign affairs portfolio as well. (Yohan Perera)
rexjarkie Friday, 11 August 2017 10:27
NOT TILAK NO NOT TILAK
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rew Friday, 11 August 2017 11:21
Get some fresh young person into this role, even someone from the SLFPer's in Govt, or the opposition. . Marapana's use by date has long passed. Mr Pres, why are you silent on these ridiculous moves by Ranil. You have wasted 2 1/2 years by your inaction on many fronts.
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L.P. Mendis Friday, 11 August 2017 12:10
Tilak is a person will obey RW and say 1 1=3 and raise his hand, that is why he is selected.
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Kirk Lawrence Friday, 11 August 2017 14:41
Why this old man again, having wise, energetic young guys in the UNP.
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ANTON Friday, 11 August 2017 10:28
CAN HE REMEMBER EVERYTHING WITHOUT FORGETTING ? CAN HE WORK WITHOUT OVERSIGHT ? DOES HIS FAMILY TELL EVERYTHING TO HIM ? HE WILL BE QUALIFIED IF THE ANSWER IS " YES"
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Shantha Perera Friday, 11 August 2017 12:41
I remember Tilak's son Chamith used to be a real thug and bully when he was at Royal college. He probably still does drugs and dodgy deals now that his father is in the government ! ;)
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rajan Friday, 11 August 2017 11:23
RW/UNP should give the young blood opportunity.Ajith Perera is my choioce
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Bala Friday, 11 August 2017 11:38
Or Mahnda Sam is best but unfortunately this is a UNP portfolio as per UNP/SLFP MOU.
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Lion Viswanathan Friday, 11 August 2017 12:06
True, it will be the best choice of all peace loving people in SriLanka.
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Nic Friday, 11 August 2017 12:48
Country before any thing else. TM is antique and a total misfit.
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Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Friday, 11 August 2017 12:00
Ideal, honest and suitable person for this post is Minister Eran Wickramaratne.
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S.T.M. Jabeer (Attorney-at-Law) Friday, 11 August 2017 14:36
Your judgement is correct doctor, Eran should be the right choice for this position.
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Modaya Friday, 11 August 2017 16:44
Eran could be utilized to head the Finance and bring back Mangala to foreign..
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observer Friday, 11 August 2017 18:28
The administration needs a lamb not a qualified and experienced person for the job.
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Gratiaen Hewa. Friday, 11 August 2017 19:51
I too agree with Dr.ACBJ. The most suitable person for this post is Hon Eran W. who perform his duties with great aplomb. Pl consider this.
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Desmond Jeromme Friday, 11 August 2017 12:03
Mangala is the right choice as he has vast experience on this field and he is capable.
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AndyKing Friday, 11 August 2017 13:08
Either Eran or Harsha would be the best choice.
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Aladeniya Kirimathaya Friday, 11 August 2017 14:34
Eran is the best choice as he is a matured person always stand for the truth.
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P.R.K. Panabokke Friday, 11 August 2017 14:44
Yes correct one of these two are really capable than Tilak.
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B S Perera Friday, 11 August 2017 15:34
It should be Amunugama though he is not young
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sunil Friday, 11 August 2017 17:18
Sujeeva Senasinghe is the best choice - He is young, dynamic, smart, extravert, good commuincation skills and handsome
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D.E.M. Ocracy Friday, 11 August 2017 17:18
It is high time Ranil used the grey matter in his brain and appoints a person of Class to the position instead of an Old Fossil who plays double game...... How come Tilak Marapana has not been proved innocent in the Avant Garde Case...... Most probably this is another act of the notourious Dealdasa... Wijedasa Rajapakse..... to bring discredit to the UNP Regime. Ranil is playing into the hands of all these useless people who gain from their position.
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D.E.M. Ocracy Friday, 11 August 2017 17:20
We do not want another Fossil. Hon. Navin Dissanayake would be a better choice even temporary, until Hon. Ravi Karunanayake is cleared by the Bond Commission which is losing its direction.
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Ganesh Friday, 11 August 2017 17:36
Mangala is the ideal FM even much better than professor GL who can not handle the international community although highly educated but Mangala is very sharp and shrewd ,so he should be reappointed than being a finance minister which is to be given to somebody with economic discipline like Harsha de Silva
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ala Friday, 11 August 2017 18:49
Dear President, send this idiot Ranil home please.....
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R.John Friday, 11 August 2017 19:24
Eran Wickremaratne would be a great Foreign Minister for Sri Lanka as a proven, competent, honest man, He will be a real Ambassador for the nation. Give him a chance Mr President or Appoint him as Finance Minister. He will do a honest job.
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Jayantha Friday, 11 August 2017 21:27
Didn't he quit before for some wrong doing .,If this is the policy of this government Ravi also will be appoint again to Finance minister .Hahaha stupid Sri Lankans made fool again
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ceylon Friday, 11 August 2017 21:31
this robery protector resigned due to garbage acts did years ago.now why come back .no food to eat .just stay home or beg on payment. via DM Android App
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Sri Wickrema Saturday, 12 August 2017 14:57
Ranil will never learn. He is dumb,blind and deaf.
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REALPATRIOT. Saturday, 12 August 2017 16:43
A VERY VERY VERY BAD CHOICE SINCE WE GOT INDEPENDENCE . via DM Android App
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REALPATRIOT. Saturday, 12 August 2017 16:48
RANIL S CHOICE FIRST CONTRAVERCIALMAHENDRA NOW INEFFICIENT MARAPANA. IT SEEMS LESSON NOT LEARNED YET via DM Android App
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