Probe will be under domestic laws – PM

Ranil Wickremasinghe

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Sri Lanka arrived at an understanding with key member nations of the UNHRC to conduct a domestic probe with the support of Commonwealth and other foreign parties, under the local judicial system.

Addressing an event in Colombo last night, the Prime Minister said Sri Lanka would cooperate with the international community in this regard.Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva said Sri Lanka would co-sponsor the resolution initiated by the US on promoting accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

Quoting the Prime Minister, de Silva said, in a Twitter post, that the investigation into alleged war crimes and international humanitarian law violations during the final phase of war would be a domestic one.

(Daily News)