The Queen will not attend this year's Commonwealth summit as the palace reviews her long-haul travel. But there are calls for Britain to boycott the meeting due to Sri Lanka's human rights record.
Human rights groups react with disgust to David Cameron's decision to attend the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka this November, as our Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller reports.
Amnesty International says Sri Lanka should not host November's Commonwealth heads of government meeting unless it stops "systematic violation of human rights".
The Canadian foreign minister tells Channel 4 News he is "appalled" the Commonwealth heads of government meeting will still take place in Sri Lanka despite concerns over human rights in the country.
Amid growing alarm over the muzzling of the media in Sri Lanka, its state broadcaster has denied censorship in a row that has seen the suspension of BBC World Service broadcasts.
For the second time in two years the United Nations Human Rights Council votes to urge Sri Lanka to carry out credible investigations into killings and disappearances during its bloody civil war.
Exclusive: David Miliband and Sir Malcolm Rifkind call on the Commonwealth Secretariat to stop Sri Lanka from hosting its heads of government meeting because of the country's poor human rights record.
The high court in London blocks the deportation of a group of failed Tamil asylum seekers who were due to be sent back to Sri Lanka on Thursday despite torture concerns.
The British government plans to deport 65 Sri Lankan nationals - mostly Tamil, and mostly failed asylum seekers - despite earlier admitting that at least 15 Tamils previously sent back were tortured.
Faraz Shauketaly, the Sri Lankan journalist who was shot at the weekend, confirms he is recovering and under government protection after the attempt on his life, and calls for a full investigation.