Several journalists and a BBC correspondent have been prevented from covering the sessions of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) at the Boosa detention camp in Galle.
LLRC Secretary, S.B. Athugoda had informed 10 local journalists and the BBC correspondent when they had arrived at the detention camp that they needed clearance from the Defence Ministry to enter the camp.
The journalists had then informed the official that they had arrived on an invitation from the LLRC and had received permission from the Director General of the Media Center for National Security (MCNS).
However, the journalists had not been granted access into the camp to cover the LLRC session.