Write a book

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Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa advised all the senior officers in the military and the police service that have experience of more than twenty years to write a book so that the public would know the hardships and sacrifices they made to liberate the country from terrorism.

He was speaking at the ceremony of launching the book ‘The Rise and the Fall of the LTTE’ authored by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mahinda Balasuriya.

“Experience should be used to write a book after a prolong investigation. There are so many incidents which took place during the war that the public is eager to know about”, he said.

He thanked IGP Balasuriya for taking the first step and showing the way to other senior officers in the military and the police as it is the first post war book to be launched. (Supun Dias)

  Comments - 62

  • thushi Monday, 03 January 2011 12:44 PM

    can we have your photo?

    Fair N Square Monday, 03 January 2011 12:50 PM

    u r so right, coz the white flag issue has 2 sides and we want to know the other side, which will never be told coz of being persecuted n jailed. nyone who dares will for sure make pretty decent money.Could it be Shavendra Silva now serving @ the UN in New York.

    YURI Monday, 03 January 2011 04:40 AM

    Well long term jail may need so many book to read.

    Ezhilini Monday, 03 January 2011 04:33 AM

    UN has photos to add in the book.

    s jayawardene Monday, 03 January 2011 04:40 AM

    Good idea. Help them financially to publish. We wait to read.

    lankaputha Monday, 03 January 2011 04:43 AM

    All can write a book, but no one will be able to complete the full story on how GOSL won the war, as most of the leadership know how was with the True gentlemen who is serving a sentence

    vattic Monday, 03 January 2011 04:50 AM

    i think Mr.Gotabaya wants to know from others what happened in last 20 year as he was not there for the country on those great battles...!

    Noah Monday, 03 January 2011 01:05 PM

    whther they r divided or not, they r da winners

    Saradial Monday, 03 January 2011 04:49 AM

    SF too? definitely you will ban SF's book.

    knight Rider Monday, 03 January 2011 05:04 AM

    this land will prosper after terrorist of corruption is banished...and if that happens we will see an empty parliament :)

    Albert Monday, 03 January 2011 04:59 AM

    better do suggest some practical things rather not JUST saying as his........

    EFG Monday, 03 January 2011 05:17 AM

    ask this from SF..... He will by his experince..

    Neomal Monday, 03 January 2011 02:17 PM

    Also include, bribery, corruption and politicization of the services.

    Ryan Monday, 03 January 2011 05:23 AM

    He knows how to get in formation. He is a specilist in Information Technology. Rajapkshas are the driving force of Sri Lanka's development

    click Lanka Monday, 03 January 2011 02:48 PM


    Wara Monday, 03 January 2011 05:46 AM

    He is well known about foreign countries. That's why he is trying to make the Colombo City much beatiful and cleaner one.

    Wara Monday, 03 January 2011 05:47 AM

    Thickest one will be Sarath Fonseka's !!

    pd Monday, 03 January 2011 05:38 AM

    he was the main brains behind the war effort. he commanded all 03 forces. his brilliance won the war. dont talk like a idiot

    Dilendra Monday, 03 January 2011 05:37 PM

    Well said indeed.

    pd Monday, 03 January 2011 05:41 AM

    Ahh ok u mean da bogus photos given to UN by LTTE Diaspora who were hardcore wanni fighters now pumping pertrol in UK

    malkanthi Monday, 03 January 2011 06:02 AM

    Good initiatives, but IGP with lack of war experience unlike military men, must have compiled all paper articles on war. But of course good suggestion by secretary defence. These experiences are priceless, will be beneficial for the future generation. But SF name speaks louder.

    Oyage Sudu Kella Monday, 03 January 2011 06:10 AM

    Also include how much they have taken as bribes, extra-marital affiars, how many innocents were killed, etc. etc.

    saman Monday, 03 January 2011 06:11 AM

    I totally agree , so many deserters ... after war I wonder why !

    Wara Monday, 03 January 2011 06:17 AM

    edited and given by LTTE Diaspora to the Chanel 4 and then to UN.

    CricketFan Monday, 03 January 2011 06:44 PM

    most politicians are illiterate so they wouldn't learn anything from this :)

    Mohamed Monday, 03 January 2011 06:13 AM

    This is an indirect way of getting information of what our Brave soldiers did during the war to use this against them.

    sanje Monday, 03 January 2011 06:16 AM

    Have u written your book Gota?

    CHARA PURUSHA Monday, 03 January 2011 06:20 AM


    lanka putra Monday, 03 January 2011 06:34 AM

    well said. ABC

    anura Monday, 03 January 2011 10:57 PM

    no relevance needed at all, just do some relevance to developement to our country

    sunilsenerath Monday, 03 January 2011 06:57 AM

    It may be a mandatory not to write any thing on General Fonseka and to write that every thing were done by Mahinda and Gotabaya

    Saradial Monday, 03 January 2011 07:37 AM

    @"Major General Sarath Fonseka" ? He is not Mager General, he is (four star) General

    Saradial Monday, 03 January 2011 07:39 AM

    Good one!

    kingkong Monday, 03 January 2011 07:46 AM

    Will there be any mention in the book on the last stages of the war and civilian deaths?

    Razor Blade Monday, 03 January 2011 08:17 AM

    Negative thinking.

    Razor Blade Monday, 03 January 2011 08:23 AM

    Why only soldiers, applies to everyone including the poster here.

    I the Jury Wednesday, 05 January 2011 10:05 AM

    oh.... ABC, what more to tell.......

    Dee Monday, 03 January 2011 08:36 AM

    about how to jump ship should also be included.

    Naleen Pradeep Monday, 03 January 2011 09:01 AM

    Why don't you ask us to write a book about the Government? We have so many things to indicate.

    Rupasinghe Monday, 03 January 2011 09:40 AM

    Sure, for some people who are talking like ignorant idiots without knowing the meaning of "peace" and how much our militory have sacrifiesed to achieve it (Not only SF, but all)

    desilva Tuesday, 04 January 2011 05:26 AM

    Well he helped end it, whether people like to believe that or not.

    Prag Monday, 03 January 2011 01:53 AM

    Rather than writing a book, send them to Singapore and malaysia to see how those government comitted to develop the country... u also go and see...

    Jim Dougal Monday, 03 January 2011 02:49 AM

    And presumably Mr. Defence Secretary, the soldier with the most to tell will be writing his book from a prison cell....His reward for 'liberating' the country from a grateful government?

    hrm Monday, 03 January 2011 02:57 AM

    but this is also a good suggestion... books always guide people to prevent same thing happening again and again.. take lot of post-Vietnam war books as examples

    Prabath Monday, 03 January 2011 02:59 AM

    What is the relavance between writing a book to disclose the experiences in the war front and developing Malaysia and Singapore for War vetarans???

    sinhalaya Monday, 03 January 2011 11:00 AM


    micky Monday, 03 January 2011 03:01 AM

    MIlitory people has done thier job. So whats the big deal of publishing their experience? You cant make SL to singapore by few nights. U do ur part to develop the country.. At least u stop dumping ur garbage on the road

    Saman Monday, 03 January 2011 11:01 AM

    Funny....This will never be a true story if they write a book. And in this book they will have have to include chapters such as ... Chapter 1 . Praba and LTTE,
    Chapter 2 Army and other forces
    Chapter 3. Last part of the war
    Chapter 4 Winning of war
    Chapter 5 SF and his prison life

    BHAYA Monday, 03 January 2011 03:09 AM


    willows Monday, 03 January 2011 11:31 AM

    no one will write the real story other that GSF, and it will too vet by the MOD???

    Nuwair Monday, 03 January 2011 11:35 AM

    its interesting,,i see here lebarated singhalese now devided to two ,,, am i correct?

    MagodisThuma Monday, 03 January 2011 11:45 AM

    Only he can write a book... If others do, they'll go to jail !.

    Cynic Monday, 03 January 2011 03:56 AM

    If they include all bribes taken, the book will be a thick one.

    Sean Wije Monday, 03 January 2011 04:07 AM

    i"m sure Major General Sarath Fonseka would write a good book....

    knight Rider Monday, 03 January 2011 04:03 AM

    but we are yet to liberate the country from corruption

    Ranjan Monday, 03 January 2011 04:19 AM

    Also encourage the normal soldiers to write a book on the hardships that they face now, after the war is over.

    Allex Monday, 03 January 2011 04:15 AM

    Please be careful, you may get ended up with concrete evidence on war crimes. alx

    Cobra Monday, 03 January 2011 12:12 PM

    ...and that book will be a fairy tale!!!!

    Meshach Reuben Monday, 03 January 2011 04:17 AM

    Does this request include SF as well ?

    Faqi Monday, 03 January 2011 12:10 PM

    Why are you waiting until he say?

    DXB Monday, 03 January 2011 04:26 AM

    So most experienced person to write a book is SF (40 years plus service)

    ABC Monday, 03 January 2011 04:27 AM

    You can write a book '' Experience of USA life '' during the civil war in sri lanka.....

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