Tilak Marapana

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Tilak Marapana
PC
Minister of Defence
In office
12 December 2001 – ?
President Chandrika Kumaratunga
Preceded by  ?
Succeeded by  ?
36th Attorney General of Sri Lanka
In office
1992–1995
President Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
Chandrika Kumaratunga
Preceded by Pandikoralalage Sunil Chandra De Silva
Succeeded by Shibly Aziz
34th Solicitor General of Sri Lanka
In office
1990–1992
President Ranasinghe Premadasa
Preceded by S. W. B Wadugodapitiya
Succeeded by Shibly Aziz
Personal details
Political party United National Party
Spouse(s) Stella Marapana
Children Janaka Marapana
Chamitha Marapana
Residence Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa
Alma mater St Thomas' College

Tilak Janaka Marapana was the former Sri Lankan Minister of Defence in the Kumaratunga cabinet. He previously served as Solicitor General and Attorney General.[1]

Early life[edit]

Marapana hails from Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa, he is the second son of former District Judge P. Marapana and has one brother Gamini Marapana PC. He is an alumnus of S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia. He has a Degree in Chemistry and Maths as well as a Law Degree.

Political career[edit]

Marapana joined the Attorney General's Department as a Crown Counsel in 1968. In 1990 he was appointed Solicitor General and was appointed Attorney General in 1992. He retired as Attorney General in 1994, following the change of the UNP Government, reverting to the Unofficial Bar.[2] In 1998 he was made a President's Counsel. in 2001 he was made Minister of Defence.

Family[edit]

Marapana is married to his wife Stella, they have two sons, Janaka, a practicing lawyer, and Chamitha a student at the Law College.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Malalasekera, Sarath. "Another 'gem' new Defence Minister". Daily News. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Wimalasurendre, Cyril. "Cases against Diyawadane Nilame stayed". the island.lk. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
?
Minister of Defence
2001-?
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Pandikoralalage Sunil Chandra De Silva
Attorney General of Sri Lanka
1992-1995
Succeeded by
Shibly Aziz
Preceded by
S. W. B Wadugodapitiya
Solicitor General of Sri Lanka
1990-1992
Succeeded by
Shibly Aziz