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Reporting on the elections

August 9, 2009

BBC – Sri Lanka ‘opens door’ to reporters


Sri Lankans are to begin voting in the first elections since the defeat of the Tamil Tigers, two months ago. Reporter Andrew Hosken asks why the government has been reluctant to allow foreign journalists into the country to report on the polls. Sri Lankan High Commissioner Justice Nihal Jayasinghe reflects on allegations that journalists have not been allowed to move freely.

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