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Sri Lanka cracks down on dissent


The Sri Lankan government has threatened to expel international broadcasters and European ambassadors for their reporting of the conflict in northern Sri Lanka.

The government has criticised reporting of the conflict and accused aid agencies of exaggerating the scale of the humanitarian crisis in the conflict zone.

The country's defence secretary has told the BBC that any dissent in a time of war is treason. Chris Morris reports.


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