Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has praised Gota’s War, a book by Divaina columnist C.A. Chandraprema, which was launched last evening (May 14).
“I think he [Chandraprema] has done a lot of research, and gone through a lot of documents… also he has interviewed many officers who were involved… it is a very well written book,” Rajapaksa told The Sunday Leader shortly after the launch.
The author meanwhile has said that this book encompasses “the entire conflict” and has been named after Gotabaya Rajapaksa because “it is he who really finished it.”
In introducing the book at the launching ceremony, presidential secretary, Lalith Weeratunga, acknowledged the efforts of the Defence Secretary, in ending the conflict, while also drawing attention to the President’s role in it. In his closing remarks Weeratunga said that “Reading the book I had no doubt that it was Gota’s war, led by Mahinda.”