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Sri Lanka revokes foreign journalist's expulsion order

An expulsion order served on a visiting Swiss journalist in Sri Lanka has been revoked; the presidential media office said in Colombo on Sunday.

world Updated: Jan 31, 2010 14:04 IST

An expulsion order served on a visiting Swiss journalist in Sri Lanka has been revoked; the presidential media office said in Colombo on Sunday.

Karen Wenger had been asked to leave by February 1 following a question she had raised at a government press conference concerning Tuesday's presidential election.

She was accused of damaging Sri Lanka's image and the department of government information cancelled her media accreditation that is required to do reporting from the island.

The media office said President Mahinda Rajapaksa had ordered the authorities to allow Wenger to continue her work.

Rajapaksa won a resounding victory in Tuesday's election, but the opposition parties said the result was manipulated.