The UNP today (9) said the country has to cooperate with an international inquiry to protect the good name of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
UNP parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera told a press conference that if the country does not fully cooperate with such an inquiry, the President would not be able to avoid being called a war criminal.
He also called on the President to be wise and not to be misled by those around him.
Samaraweera said that if the President does not act wisely, he could be summoned before an international court on various allegations leveled against the Sri Lankan government.
He further expressed doubts over the modus operandi of certain government members, as it seemed they were conspiring within the the government to frame war crime charges on the President.