President Mahinda Rajapaksa has revoked a decision to cancel the visa of a Swiss journalist who is in Sri Lanka to cover the Presidential elections. The journalist of a Swiss radio station was earlier ordered to leave by tomorrow, the government information department said.
Karin Wenger of Swiss Public Radio had said last week that she was sent a letter by the Immigration Controller, saying that she must leave the island before Monday and that her application for a media accreditation card had been denied.
She had however already been issued with media accreditation by the Sri Lankan government Department of Information, with the journalist visa valid until Feb 17. 'I fear I have been kicked out for asking uncomfortable questions at a government press conference,' Wenger who is based in New Delhi, told AFP.