The Sri Lankan Government yesterday pledged unrestricted access to foreign journalists who will arrive in the country to cover CHOGM this month even though scribes overseas are yet to have their visas approved for the summit that will get underway in just two weeks.
Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella responding to a question posed by a journalist said the government would place no restrictions on foreign reporters in the country to cover the summit.
Asked if Britain’s Channel 4 which aired the controversial Killing Fields Documentaries and had trouble with their media accreditation for CHOGM would also be granted this same access, Rambukwella responded “of course.”
After a prolonged period of nearly nine weeks Channel 4 journalists received their CHOGM accreditation last week. Media accreditation applications for the summit are being scrutinised by military intelligence.