Following the inauguration of Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his second term, his government has been ranked among those with the lowest press freedom in the world.
The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists says the media in Sri Lanka continue to face intimidation. According to the CPJ, eighteen journalists have been killed since 1992. They say one journalist has been in detention since 2007, and three more are believed to be missing.
Nik Gowing spoke to Dr Rajiva Wijesinha, Secretary to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Disaster Management & Human Rights.