Campaigners whose relatives disappeared during Sri Lanka's civil war staged protests in the northern city of Jaffna today as UK Prime Minister David Cameron became the first world leader to visit the north of the country.
Protesters - mainly women - sat in the road with pictures of the 'disappeared' and others were moved by police as they tried to thrust their pictures at vans carrying foreign journalists.
The Prime Minister's historic visit to northern Sri Lanka highlighted human rights issues at the start of the Commonwealth summit.
A press conference due to be held today with Sri Lankan President Mahina Rajapaksa was cancelled at the last minute.
Democratic freedoms are being clipped and police vans are waiting for those who might disagree what the Sri Lankan government is doing.