The South Africa-based International Truth and Justice Project filed a complaint to arrest the former president for war crimes

A human rights organization has filed a criminal complaint with the Attorney General of Singapore demanding the arrest of former President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

This complaint has been filed about the alleged war crimes that took place during the war in Sri Lanka.

 The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) filed the complaint, saying he committed serious violations of the Geneva Conventions during the 2009 civil war when he was the country’s defence chief.

The South Africa-based ITJP Alliance notes that allegations made based on universal jurisdiction are subject to prosecution in Singapore.

He has now gone to Singapore given the strong public opposition to the former President during the crisis in Sri Lanka.

Reuters has inquired about this from the High Commission of Sri Lanka located in Singapore and Mr failed to contact the former President for comment.

However, Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has denied the allegations related to war crimes on many occasions before.