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Book titled “Winning an Unwinnable War – A Tribute to the War Heroes”

A book titled “Winning an Unwinnable War - A Tribute to the War Heroes” written by Mr. J.F. Ranjith Perera, the former Director General of the Sri Lanka Tourist Board was launched by Secretary/External Affairs on 26th August 2011 at the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management. 

 

The book is an evaluation of the political leadership and the contribution made by the security forces, to eradicate terrorism from Sri Lanka.  Once it was considered that the LTTE, which was known as the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world, could not be defeated militarily due to its financial and military strength. Hence, our political leadership and security forces had in fact “Won an Unwinnable War”.  It is considered as the most outstanding historical achievement of our country in the 21st century.

 

A copy of the book has been handed over to H.E. the President by the author on 24th February, 2012 at the Temple Trees.  On that occasion, H.E. the President has commended Mr. Perera for his outstanding and inspiring work, which inter-alia, highlights the commitment and the services rendered by the Defence Forces in defeating terrorism thus paving the way for ushering in a new era for all Sri Lankans.

 

A book has been printed by Sarasavi Bookshop and copies can be ordered on line. (www.sarasavi.lk) from Sarasavi Publishers or from the author Mr. Ranjith Perera.

 

Contact Details of Author:

 

Address:                Mr. J.F. Ranjith Perera

                             No.8, Madawelikada Road

                             Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka

 

Tel. Nos.                009411 2872132

                             0094 714880141

 

Contact details of publisher:

 

Address :               Sarasavi Publishers (Pvt) Ltd.

                             30, Stanly Thilakarathne Mawatha,

                             Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

Tel. Nos.                009411 2769446

Web site:               www.sarasavi.lk

 

Title Contents

Chapter No.

Chapter Title

Chapter Author

Page No.

 

Introduction

   

Chapter One

An insight into the historical background of Sri Lanka

 

23-32

Chapter Two

Who is a national hero? A tribute to the heroic leaders who successfully accomplished the mission

 

33-36

Chapter Three

An evaluation of Prabhakaran and the strength of the LTTE

 

37-40

Chapter Four

The obstacles laid by Eelamists and their western backers to save the LTTE

 

41-44

Chapter Five

A brief introduction to the contributions made by the President and the Defence Secretary to eradicate the LTTE

 

45-48

Chapter Six

A brief introduction to the contributions made by the Security forces to eradicate the LTTE

 

49-59

Chapter Seven

An evaluation of the contribution made by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mahinda Rajapaksa

 

70-92

Chapter Eight

An assessment of the contributions made by the Secretary of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order, Gotabaya Rajapaksa

 

100-110

Chapter Nine

An evaluation of the contributions made by the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, General Sarath Fonseka

 

111-113

Chapter Ten

An Assessment of the contribution made by the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army General Sarath Fonseka

 

114-132

Chapter Eleven

An Evaluation of the Contribution made by the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda

 

133-148

Chapter Twelve

An assessment of the Contribution made by the Commander of the Sri Lanka air Force Air Marshal Roshan Goonetileke

 

149-161

Chapter Thirteen

An evaluation of the Contribution made by the Inspector General of Police Jayantha Wickramaratna

 

162-179

Chapter Fourteen

An assessment of the Contribution made by the Director General of the Civil Defence Force Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara

 

180-188

Chapter Fifteen

Vanni Liberation

 

189-201