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Sri Lanka ready to face ‘LTTE propaganda’ during CHOGM

Senior government officials have told The Sunday Island that international media, including Channel 4, would not be barred from attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November.

"Obviously those working at the behest of pro-LTTE Tamil Diaspora are hell-bent on making an issue over media access in the run-up to the first major international gathering since the conclusion of the conflict in May 2009," a senior official said.

The official added that the government expected hostile media coverage during the event and that it was ready to face any situation.

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