Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Namal Rajapaksa has slammed the proposal by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to have a hybrid court in Sri Lanka to investigate incidents related to the war.
Namal Rajapaksa, whose father was President when the alleged war crimes took place, said that the proposal in complete insult to the entire legal system in Sri Lanka.
The member of parliament said that Sri Lanka is fully capable of conducting any domestic inquiry that is needed.
Rajapaksa, a lawyer himself, says Sri Lankan courts have already demonstrated they have the resources and capability to conduct credible investigations within the existing legal framework.
He also accused the international community of having double standards saying that in itself is an injustice.