Watch: President’s Al-jazeera interview: “We are being bullied”
President Mahinda Rajapaksa sat for an exclusive interview with Al-Jazeera where he discussed a range of issues including related to international allegations against his government. The president said that there is a propeganda campaign against the country and certain big countries like to “bully” small nations like Sri Lanka. The president emphasized that there is very real democracy in Sri Lanka as demonstrated by the recently concluded Northern Provincial council elections, where the government lost to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). The president said he knew his alliance is going to loose, but held the elections anyway. ”Now let them deliver” said the president in reference to the TNA.