ITV's Bill Neely is among the journalists who have been denied access to a press conference with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
It's the second time we have submitted names for a @presrajapaksa news conference & been rejected. No co-incidence.No free press,as promised
I've covered dozens of summits.Never been denied entry 2 final Conf of summit open to all International journos. A first for me & SriLanka
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.