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Controversy Over Title Of Book On Gotabaya Rajapaksa

By R. K. Radharishnan / The Hindu –

A controversy has arisen out of the title of a new book to be launched on Monday, which attempts to credit Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, major credit for defeat of the Tamil Tigers in May 2009.

The book, ‘Gota’s War: The Crushing of Tamil Tiger Terrorism in Sri Lanka,’ written by C.A.Chandraprema, a journalist with Divaina, a Sinhalese newspaper, will be launched in the presence of the ‘who’s who’ in Sri Lanka, including President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Speaking in parliament, Tamil National Alliance Member of Parliament M.A.Sumanthiran, posed a few uncomfortable questions: “Whose war? It says Gota’s War. And the subtitle says the ‘crushing of Tamil Tiger Terrorism in Sri Lanka.’ Tamil equals Tiger equals Terrorists. That kind of mindset…you can write a book about the war. That is not what I am taking about. I am talking about the language used. You said Tamil Tiger Terrorists. That mindset will never advance any kind of reconciliation in this country.”

Elaborating on the larger issue of reconciliation, Mr.Sumanthiran highlighted the recent transfers of Government Agents [equivalent to District Collector in India, but with far lesser powers], and said that removing Tamil officers from Tamil areas and appointing persons who have no proficiency in Tamil, will not advance reconciliation. “Yesterday [Thursday] it was GA Vavuniya [who was transferred]. This follows the appointment of GA Mannar. We protested. We have consistently protested that the GA Trincomalee is a person who has no proficiency in Tamil and worse, he is a retired military man,” he said.

“There are only two provinces in this country that have as their governors, retired military personnel. That is the north and east. Now, why is that? Three years after the end of the war, paying mere lip service to reconciliation, you still want to keep the tight control over those people, you want to occupy their lands,” he added.

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    Written by C.A.Chandraprema, a journalist with Divaina,says everything about this book.

    All these sinhalese racists will use this book as if this is the second part of Mahawamse

    We live in an era of “no limits for publications”. Everybody publishs a book, from intellectuals to these kind of people.

    See Sumanthirans comments about this book

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeLC92AsIak
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj5qgB5dkt4

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    After 20 of abandoning the war front, he would honestly lack the know how.

    To hog all the credit is disrespectful to all the veterans of the past 30 years.

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    This CA Chandraprema aka ‘Thadi Priyantha’ is nothing but a sycophant. He has no principles but will suck up to anyone, for recognition and benifit. A highly concieted individual with an ego larger than himself, writing articles in the Sunday Islan under ‘Political Watch’. Another anti- RW fan who believes he is cat’s whiskers. Now he is trying to bum suck Gota for crumbs. The type of journalists we have.

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    Is this the same Gota that ran away to America from fear of Prabha?

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    TTT – they mean the former T.T. Terrorists … it all happened that they all came with the letter T…. Anyway, appointing Governors and GA’s who may not speak Tamil fluently cannot be taken personally as they have other Competencies in cleaning up what the Terrorists left behind with… their main duties include MINE CLEARANCE, INTELLIGENCE, COUNTER INTELLIGENCE WORK, BRAIN CLEARING OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WERE BRAIN WASHED, & NUMEROUS OTHER MILITARY EXERCISES THAT others without such COMPETENCIES

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    …COULD possibly perform to the satisfaction of any leader who takes over BATTLE ZONES formerly occupied by Terrorists… That is why the Governors up north are from the Military… too bad they may become Garrison towns … if the Tamil people had opted for a negotiated settlement earlier without letting the terrorists run wild with foreign funding etc. However,when such work is complete… the civilians could begin to rule… but it would never be the same again as more and more foreign powers are getting interested in the country and its resources…. getting ready for WW 3….

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    Yet another flag flyer of RAJAPAKSHE Bros with Mahavamsa mindset.

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    Gota may write thousand lies. Who cares and read these bulls…ts. People know who lead the War.

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    GOTA IS THE NUMBER ONE DRUG DEALER IN SRI LANKA AND MASS MURDERER.

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    Well,,,, It is a wonderful thing for a lot of people… When the day of reckoning comes (to locate the War Criminal), everyone knows where to look. After all, it is HIS war!!

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    Mr. Sumanthiran,

    Apart from preaching to others, when will you take responsibility for the role played by the TNA in backing the “bloody” LTTE violence?

    You need to come clean first!

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    Dear editor.pl see past copies of dailynews.. thdi priyantha alias c.a chandrapema was arrested by c.i.d for killings he killed 25 jvp members he run that praa pra group within one year he became govt suppoter in we called president ang gota —anduwa—– now he wants a poweful job

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    To answer the ” Taking Responsibility” question we had only LTTE who fought for our rights

    They eliminated all political opponents which was not right. Their atrocities were similar ( a HR activist never use this comparison)

    GoSL is not a state of law, like western countries. This is a dictatorship with sinhalese chauvinism

    EPDP, TMVP nad Karuna faction and Anandasangarees TULF were mercenaries of GoSL. Non of them are Tamil Representatives, Remember!

    We don´t live under a state of law. Hope you can realize this, democratical yes, because the majority of sinhalese suffers from megalomania. They have a mentalblock

    If we have a democratical govt in SL we can identify with this, This will never happens in SL. We are toooooo primitive

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    Is C.A.Chandraprema trying to say Gotabaya Rajapaksa behind the victory of the war and war crimes?

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    Is C.A.Chandraprema trying to say Gotabaya Rajapaksa behind the victory of the war and the war crimes?

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    C.A.Chandraprema is not a real journalist by education or by profession, he is a journalist of “you write machang, I will get some money for you to get some arrack machang, the way of Divaina”

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    This Mad man Mr. Gota virtually a covered by far. When the war was getting tuff and people, politicians were getting killed he wanted to quit Army. He chose to get medically condemned thereafter by pleading to then Defence Minister Mr. Ranjan Wijeratne for the release from SL Army, fled with his family to USA and started a new life there. Since he left he never visited SL for any damn thing (fifteen years) untill his brother invited after he became president of the country. The country and the whole world knows who won the war, if not for General Fonseka Sri Lanka would be still suffering, therefore we wish this guy “empty vessel” all the best.

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    I would wholeheartedly disagree with the use of the world TAMIL in the title as terrorist.. As many of us know that MAny Tamils were victims of the Eelamist terrorist and MAny Tamils around the Island did not confrom to the Idea of Eelam.. The Title should have been the Crushing of the Eelamist Proxy the LTTE Terrorist… As the world should know the LTTE was but a small yet brutal proxy of the Eelamist movement which employed Terror to futher the Eelamist ideology of a so called state based purely of the dravidian races.. Which resulted in the LTTE ethnically cleansing those ares of non dravadian races and those who did not conform to the Eelamist ideology and terror which also included Tamils… ANd many Tamils fought for the Sri Lankan multi ethnic state.. Yet this book is a important insight into the Racist ideology of the Eelamist movement along with its Terror used by its proxy the LTTE.

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    The bogus war hero Gota now getting involved in fake land registry deeds?

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    Pl.do not drag in Mahavamsa to disuss this type of book. Mahavamsa was a noble work compiled with a high religious objective to teach people to eschew lust for power. This book is opposite. Look at the following passage from Mahavamsa which presents a different image. Mv.sums up the situation after Maghas’ rule as follows:
    ”Thus in Lanka this and that ruler out of great lust for power, have slain this and that lord of men, but have themselves in consequence of these deeds, attained to no good old age, and even when they had achieved kingly dignity, they could not alas! enjoy it for long. Hence the wise man should refrain from the destruction of living beings and renounce wanton lust for power.” It was against war.

    Such didactic passage appaear at the end of most chapters. King Dutthagamani who waged war against Elara did not ridicule the fallen adversary. He gave him a funeral fit for a Chakravarti and built a monument for him and enjoined that princes in future shall not pass it playing music or travelling in vehicles. The practice was followed to British times by Sinhalese.
    How can you compare this someone’s war with that of Dutthagamani’s? Where are the chivalrous deeds?
    Mv was compiled for the serene joy and emotion of the pious not to generate hatred or make reconciliation difficult; or please somebody. .

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    The book is the statement by Gota taking credibility for all the war crimes… and crimes against humanity

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      @The last dinasaur… A nation of 20 million people from all backgrounds will line up before Gota in this court of eternal justice. and say we all stood up to destroy the eelamist terrorist proxy the LTTE.. For 30 years the Eelamist proxy LTTE ravaged our Country, Destroyed our homes, ethnically cleansed the north of non dravidians, Murdered our families, Terrorised our NAtion, BUT NEVER BROKE OUR HEARTS.. we all stood up and defeated the beast.

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    DID ANY COMMNETORS READ THE BOOK?

    Just read the whole comments What I thought no one had read the book but hurried making comments. I too still didn’t see the so called book. Today I am trying to buy it. It is not got to make coments unless you have personal agendia in your mind.
    samarasekara

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      @w.m.k.Samarasekara … I dont need to The title says it all.. I have a huge problem with the title.. so Read my earlier comment.. he or the Author should not have Used the word Tamil to brand the entire Tamil race to the Eelamist Terrorist movement… Man Many Tamils oppose the Racist Eelamist Terrorist and its proxy the LTTE.

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    Attacking India openly – while the IHC is present on invitation – is in poor taste. One more example of medieval Medamulana diplomacy that has brought so much of trouble for the ruling cabal. While the 2 Brothers did not say it, using Lalith Weeratunga to do it is no dis-similar to JRJ using Premadasa to slight Indira Gandhi on the Cow and Calf attack in 1977. Personal attacks on David Milliband and Bernard Kouchner should have been avoided as they appear to be privileged issues. If Gota Rajapakse was desperate to be accepted as a scholar-academic there are a myriad of safer ways to go by. Not even a jaundiced mind would have resorted to such visceral thinking. What made them do it? Has Chandraprema trapped the Rajapakses into some form of hara-kiri.

    Senguttuvan

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