Groundviews on Disappearances and the OMP


Raisa Wickrematunga: “Searching for Answers: The Road to the OMP,” 30 August 2016,

Bhavani Fonseka: “The Office on Missing Persons: A New Chapter or Another Empty Promise?” 18 August 2016,

Raisa Wickrematunga: “The Process Behind OMP: Video interviews,” 11 August 2016,


Consultation Task Force: “Interim Report: Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms,” 11 August 2016,

Ronald Slye: “Difficult Issues, Strategic Choices: Crafting a Coherent Sri Lankan Transitional Justice Process,”  1 August 2016,


Families Of Missing Want Independent Mechanism ……

Over 200 family members of persons gone missing due to enforced disappearance from different parts of the country, who assembled as the ‘National Delegates’ Conference of Affected Families’ on the International Day of the Disappeared last week, resolved to lobby the government and international community for a better efficient and independent mechanism than the OMP to investigate the missing. They were critical and voiced disappointment in how the OMP Bill was pushed through parliament without any opportunity given to them during the drafting process to present their needs in establishing it.


The Island Editorial:Incursions. Beginning of International War Crimes Probe?” 20 August 2016,

Samaraweera & Indarjith: “Missing Persons: Institutionalization of Fact Finding via OMP,” 12 August 2016,

NWHF: “National War Heroes Front written to US Ambassador on OMP Bill,” 28 August 2016, AND”

Charles Perera: “OMP bill duly passed and Legally valid says the Speaker,” 21 August 2016,

biswas Daily News: “US welcomes OMP Bill,”

WOMEN MISSING KIN the missing ---GV 11 Campaigning

NKL -Waters Fleeing across the NandhiKadal Lagoon to escape the LTTE trap


Coupland, R. M and D. Meddings 1999 “Mortality associated with use of weapons in armed conflicts, wartime atrocities, and civilian mass shootings: literature review,” British Medical Journal,

Colman, Padraig 2013 “Deadly Accountancy. Part II,”

De Silva-Ranasinghe, Sergei 2010b “Information Warfare and the Endgame of the Civil War,” Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter, May 2010 30/4: 35-37.

Harshula 2011a “When allegations becomes evidence,” 6 June 2011, 2011/06/06/when-allegations-become-evidence/

Narendran, Rajasingham 2014 Harsh Ground Realities in War: Decomposing Bodies and Missing Persons and Soldiers,” 28 January 2014,

Noble, Kath 2013b “Numbers Game reviewed by Kath Noble: The Full Monty,” 14 July 2013,

Prasad, Kanchan [2009] “Mullivaikkal Hospital in NFZ Last Redoubt,”

Roberts, Michael 2014 Tamil Person and State. Essays, Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Publishers.

UTHR 2009 A Marred Victory and a Defeat Pregnant with Meaning, Special Report No. 32.

UTHR 2009 Let Them Speak: Truth about Sri Lanka’s Victims of War. Special Report No. 34,

Roberts, M. 2014 Tamil Person and State. Pictorial, Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Publishers.

Roberts, M. 2014 “Generating Calamity, 2008-2014: An Overview of Tamil Nationalist Operations and Their Marvels,” 10 April 2014,

Roberts, Michael 2014The War in Sri Lanka and Post-War Propaganda,” [being the Memorandum to Sandra Beidas and OISL Team in Geneva]  ]18 November 2014, reproduced in

Roberts, Michael 2014 “Cartographic & Photographic Illustrations in support of the Memorandum Analysing the War in Sri Lanka and Its Propaganda Debates,” 18 November 2014,

Shanmugarajah, V. 2014 Dr. Veerakanthipillai Shanmugarajah’s Affidavit Description of Conditions in the Vanni Pocket in Refutation of Channel Four,” 5 January 2014,



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