23 May, 2022


Free Access For Foreign Scribes During CHOGM: Govt

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.

Channel 4 ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’

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.

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    The picture says it all. Now the world knows that the famous “Sinhala Buddhist Smile” is actually the snarl of a sick and demented bunch of torturers, rapists and murderers who over 2500 years have built a sick culture of violence.

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      This ” famous smile ” which greets visitors to the island can be seen at the
      Bandaranaike International Airport, in the huge cut out of the leader and
      protector of the bunch.Visiting Heads of State of CHOGM please note.
      Only the ruling regime and its supporters and hangers on thrive on the
      violence. The others are held hostage by them. A ” humanitarian operation “
      is urgently necessary to save the nation. A great responsibility falls on
      the scribes to expose the truth and on the Heads of State to uphold the
      principles of the Commonwealth to bring the perpetrators of crimes
      against humanity to Justice.

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    If that is so why all the fuss about two journalists on tourist visas attending a meeting, who were then interrogated and deported?

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