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Swiss reporter's expulsion order reversed

A New Delhi-based Swiss journalist who was asked to leave Sri Lanka within 48 hours was allowed on Sunday to continue reporting from here, an official from the Presidential secretariat said.

world Updated: Jan 31, 2010 19:28 IST
Sutirtho Patranobis

A New Delhi-based Swiss journalist who was asked to leave Sri Lanka within 48 hours was allowed on Sunday to continue reporting from Colombo, an official from the Presidential secretariat said.

Karin Wenger of Swiss Public Radio, Colombo to cover Tuesday’s Presidential election, was given an expulsion order after she apparently asked uncomfortable questions at a government press conference last week. Wenger was to leave the country by February 1.

The official added it was under instruction from President Mahinda Rajapaksa that Wenger’s deportation order was reversed.