Richard Uku, the Commonwealth Secretariat and Media Spokesman was filmed apparently pleading with the Sri Lankan's president's aides to allow journalists access to today's press conference.
Mr Uku could be heard saying: "You've accredited them, so why not let them talk to the the the president? The president can handle this, it's worse to not let them in having come all the way here."
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.