The Presidential Commission which was appointed to look into disappearances has recommended the establishment of a domestic judicial mechanism to probe war crimes allegations.

In addition, it has also suggested a Truth and Reconciliation Commission through which an accountable amnesty could be given to those who pleaded guilty and expressed remorse.

The commission headed by Justice Paranagama said that those charged for violations of Human Rights or International Humanitarian Law should be tried by a Special High Court.

“Cases should be conducted by Sri Lanka’s Attorney General; heard by Sri Lankan judges and investigated by Sri Lankan investigators,” he had said.

“Of course, if the investigators need foreign expertise they could acquire them and the Special High Court could allow foreign observers,” Paranagama had reportedly said.