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‘Gota’s War’ Launches Tomorrow

[The Sunday Leader.lk, Sunday, 13 May 2012 08:51 One Comment]

Gotabhaya RajapaksaA book, titled “Gota’s War: The Crushing of Tamil Tiger Terrorism in Sri Lanka” is to be launched tomorrow (May 14) at Water’s Edge, Battaramulla.

According to author C. A. Chandraprema, “Gota’s War” is a book on “the entire conflict”, encompassing events that took place from 1956 onwards. “It deals with the political as well as the military aspect of the conflict,” said Chandraprema.

Responding to questions on why a book on the entire conflict was named exclusively after Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Chandraprema said that this was because, “it is he (Rajapaksa) who really finished it. Earlier there were only limited operations. This was the one instance where a concerted effort was made to finish off the LTTE, and the person who presided over the whole thing was Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa,” he said.

Chandraprema added that there were also others who had contributed towards ending terrorism, including, he said, “the unknown godfather, Major General Vijaya Wimalaratne” who Chandraprema said, had been a significant influence on Defence Secretary Rajapaksa.

The Chief Guest at the book launch will be President Mahinda Rajapaksa, with Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa attending as the Guest of Honour.

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  • Raja Perera said:

    To the truth, “Genocide Criminals against Tamil Freedom Fighters” should have been the right Title for this book. In the year 2009, just after the “Genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka, the people who did not know the facts or truth, believed what Sinhala Sri Lanka Government said, as this was well planned in advance and the facts were screened to the World. In actuality, the Truth seems to sleep, but it doesn’t die, and wakes up to announce us, the World Citizens and Governments, what really happened. Like, “Discovery is a life long commitment”, bringing the culprits to Books takes a lot of Time and Genuine work. Now the Time has come with all proofs or most of the facts. At this time, a book with a wrong title and by Author Mr. C.A.Chandraprema who is a long supporter of the Rajapakses is not a book, which can change what the World has started to believe and ready to act.