Two Australian journalists are reportedly being deported from Sri Lanka today after attending a human rights meeting in Colombo. The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting is due to be held in the capital in mid-November and the government is preparing for unwelcome media attention to its human rights record.

Canada has refused to attend and India may decline but former diplomat Bruce Haig says Australia has pragmatic reasons for not buying into the moral debate.

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