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Department of Government Information

Department of Government Information (DGI) is a key establishment of the Ministry of Mass Media. The department assists media in a macro level in welfare, training, policy planning and accreditation, and providing easy access to Government news and information. On the other hand, DGI also play an important role catering to the Government with data analysis, information, audio visuals, and archives. The department plays a major role in formulation of the Right to Information Bill.


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Significance of Esala Poya

If Vesak is important because Prince Siddhattha was born, then Esala is equally important as the prince was conceived in Queen Mahamaya. If Vesak is...

Batticaloa: land of the singing fish

There are two major towns in the Eastern Province that are embellished with natural beauty and maritime history. One is Batticaloa and the other Trincomalee....

First-ever Car Free Day tomorrow:

Heavy traffic congestion is one of the biggest problems facing Colombo and its environs. It takes 90 minutes to two hours on average for a...

- Eliminating trans fats, key to saving lives

Why should our children have such an unsafe ingredient in their foods?, is the very important question Dr. Tedros, Director General, WHO, asked when ‘REPLACE’,...

ADB’s iRoad project:brings multiple benefits to communities

Transport sector development particularly in rural areas is vital to the economic, social and environmental viability of nations as it essentially helps reduce acute poverty...

Responsible citizens: Where have they gone? As Sri Lankans, we are v

Very good at claiming rights, but we are not always so ready to recognize our responsibilities. Throughout history, we have been reminded that with rights...

The hidden hunger affecting billions

Two billion people do not get enough micronutrients in their diets, which can lead to severe health conditions.New kinds of crops could help to create...

Magic of mushroom

Beneath Jim Anderson’s feet lies a monster. It has been alive since the Persian king Xerxes waged war against the Ancient Greeks and weighs more...

The hidden hunger affecting billions

The hidden hunger affecting billionsBY MICHAEL MARSHALLTwo billion people do not get enough micronutrients in their diets, which can lead to severe health conditions. New...

Wired Bacteria Form Nature’s Power Grid: ‘We Have an Electric Planet’

At three o’clock in the afternoon on September 4, 1882, the electrical age began. The Edison Illuminating Company switched on its Pearl Street power plant,...

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Officials are responsible to implement development projects devoid of irregularities – President emphasized

The responsibility to implement development projects launched for the benefit of the poor people of the country devoid of irregularities and fraud and in a...

Priority should be given for innovations for the betterment of human beings – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that in the fields of science, technology and research the priority should be given for innovations with the aim of the...

Navy renders assistance to clean retention pond at Samagipura, Hambantota

The Navy rendered assistance to clean a retention pond at Samagipura, Hambantota on 18th July 2019. The event was organized by the Municipal Council of Hambantota.

Navy holds two persons for illegal loading of sand

Naval personnel held two persons who were loading sand for transportation without permits, during a raid carried out at Kandalkadu area in Trincomalee, on 20th July...


Prevailing strong windy condition over the country and surrounding sea areas is expected to reduce from 24th July.

Bread price goes back down

The Bakery Owners’ Association yesterday said that it has decided to withdraw the price revision of a loaf of bread announced on Wednesday. It said...

Ministry to buy NFTH for Rs.3.5 bn

The Health Ministry will buy the Dr.Neville Fernando Hospital soon by paying Rs. 3.5 billion. This valuation had been done two years ago, Health Ministry...

PM rejects BASL claims saying NO SOFA signed

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had rejected claims made by members of the Bar Association (BASL) that the SOFA agreement, MCC and Land Bill were all...

World Bank assures continuous assistance to Sri Lanka

  WB Senior Regional Managers meet in Colombo to show solidarity World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer said that the World Bank...

In May imports decline and exports increase

Sri Lanka's external sector remained relatively stable in May 2019 as the year-on-year trade deficit continued to narrow significantly in May 2019, the Central Bank...

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The department assists media in a macro level in welfare, training, policy planning and accreditation, and providing easy access to Government news and information.