Tilak Marapana Of Avant Garde Fame Tipped To Be Law And Order Minister

Former Minister of Defence Tilak Marapana is tipped to be appointed as the Minister of Law and Order. 
The position was previously held by Minister John Amaratunga.  The Police Department all its affiliated bodies came under the Ministry of Law and Order.
Marapana's name has already been mentioned in connection with Avant Garde controversy which is already under investigation by law enforcement bodies.
Therefore, Marapana's appointment as the Minister of Law and Order would be a clear violation of basic tenets of good governance,  a top government source told Asian Mirror on Tuesday.
This would also give him the opportunity to stand in the way of certain investigations,  the source further added.
When contacted by Asian Mirror, a spokesman from the Prime Minister ' s office said Ministerial portfolios are yet to be finalised. 
Marapana was included in the UNP national this time after a lapse of 11 years. The former Minister did not represent the country's legislature after the downfall of the UNP government in 2004.

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