([U.N.-assisted Cambodian genocide tribunal judges, Motoo Noguchi, center, of Japan, and Cambodians Sim Rith, left, and Ya Narin, Phnom Penh, Sept. 1, 2008 (file photo)]
Japanese Judge Moto Noguchi who had participated in the investigations carried out by the Missing Persons Commission headed by retired judge Maxwell Paranagama is to be invited to continue his work with proposed domestic mechanism to be set up by the new government, Daily News reports.
The report says the Japanese Prime Minister had requested Sri Lanka to obtain the services of a Japanese judge for the investigation into alleged human rights violations during the armed conflict.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament that his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe had informed him that it would be best of Sri Lanka to obtain the services of Japanese Judge Moto Noguchi who had participated in the investigations carried out by the Missing Persons Commission headed by retired judge Maxwell Paranagama the report further says.
Mr. Noguchi had worked participated in war crimes investigations in Cambodia sponsored by the United Nations.
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa winvited Mr Noguchi to advise the missing persons commission in 2014 along with three other foreign experts.
Prime Minster Wikremasinghe had told the parliament that Japanese Prime Minister had also assured his support for a domestic truth commission.
The original report can be read here DM