Tamilnadu), any Westerner, INGOs, United Nations and its constituent organisations.
Tamil Extremists (National) – “As a result of their actions and statements, it ispossible that radical elements will feel empowered to once again attempt to take uparms against the state in the name of separation”.Resultant Enemies: The TNA and other Tamil parties and organisations, any Tamil,anyone dubbed a ‘Sinhala/Muslim Tiger’, NGOs
Left wing Extremists - Extremist groups “involved in previous insurgencies. Someof these groups are trying to reorganise within Sri Lanka and mobilise people to onceagain take up extreme left wing causes. Even today it can be seen that there areattempts to radicalise students and even the public and encourage them to take to thestreets in various protests on various pretexts”.Resultant Enemies: The JVP/JVP offshoots, trade unions and mass organisations,ordinary people who engage in non-political protests a la Weliweriya…
Islamic Extremists – Muslims fundamentalists from abroad “may try to promoteMuslim extremism in Sri Lanka…”Resultant Enemies: Any Muslim organisation or individual who does not toe theRajapaksa line or falls foul of the likes of BBS/JHU/Sinhala Ravaya.
Criminal Extremists – Those engaged in ‘Organised Crimes’.Resultant Enemies: Any Lankan.
Media Extremists: “….subversive elements with ulterior motives (who)….portray demands by sections of the public to showcase the country in a negative light”.Resultant Enemies: any media personnel/organisation/website, professionals whomake factual analyses, ordinary citizens willing to write about wrongs.
Western Extremists: “There is a possibility that some western powers wish to havea Sri Lankan Government that is closely aligned with their interests. They may seek toinfluence Sri Lanka’s destiny so that it cannot pursue the independent course it isfollowing at present”.Resultant Enemies: The UNP, NGOs and INGOs, liberal intelligentsia, SLFP/UPFA leaders who fall foul of the Rajapaksas.
Anti-democratic Extremists - People who “go beyond peaceful demonstrations andengage in violent protest, incite violence or act in other undemocratic ways”.Resultant Enemies: The entire opposition, SLFP/UPFA supporters who opposeRajapaksa interests inadvertently, such as the ‘true blue’ people of Weliweriya.
Irresponsible Extremists – People/Organisations who fail to “exercise theirdemocratic freedoms with responsibility”.Resultant Enemies: Any Lankan citizen, lay or ordained; any Lankan organisation,political or non-political can become an accidental extremist.These categories are so fluid and overarching they can include any Lankan, many timesover.Thanks to the prolific and shoreless imagination of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, theRajapaksa state will never be bereft of an enemy. Indeed, a different enemy can be