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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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NELUM KULUNA illuminates Colombo skyline today

Towering at an imposing height of 350 metres, the highest self-supported structure in South Asia, the Lotus Tower or Nelum Kuluna will now enable local...

Cost-cuts: first step of building a nation

Yahapalanaya, or Good Governance, is a catchphrase to attract voters. The people voted for the principles of good governance outlined in the election manifesto. While...

First Aid Saves Lives

Today is World First Aid DayWorld First Aid Day is celebrated in over 190 countries around the world on the second Saturday of September annually,...

CITTA The Knowing factor

“Manopubbangama dhamma, Manosettha Manomaya, manasa ce padutthena…..” All mental phenomena have mind as their forerunner; they have mind as their chief; they are mind-made…. -...

Aruwakkalu Smart waste treatment

The eco-friendly process of management of municipal solid waste (MSW) is achieved by composting the degradable waste, recycling polythene, plastic, metals and glasses, and disposal...

The UN Convention : The law of the Sea

As an Island State situated in the centre of the Indian Ocean, the sea holds out great potential. The law of the Sea is therefore...

Startling revelations at sittings

COPE and COPA coping with corruptionThe startling revelations of massive revenue losses to the Treasury, due to malpractices at State enterprises, banks and public institutions...


The large majority of people who adhere to most religion are lay people. Some religious denominations do not have clergy. Their leaders are also lay...

Shining lesson on zero food wastage policy at Bohra conference

In a collective effort to minimise waste, the Dawoodi Bohra community adopted a zero food wastage policy during their global conference in Colombo from September...

Chandrayaan-2: Modi proud despite Moon landing setback

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his country's space scientists he was proud of a programme that had come so near to putting a probe...

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ICC to analyse security situation in Pakistan

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will review the security arrangements put in place in Pakistan before appointing the match officials for the upcoming home series...

Prevailing showery condition continue next few days

Prevailing showery condition over the island is expected to continue during next few days. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern,...

Lotus tower declared open

The Lotus Tower, South Asia’s largest tower, was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena a short while ago.USD 104 million has been spent for construction...

Oil prices surgemore than 15 % after attack on Saudi oil facilities

Oil prices surged more than 15 percent to their highest level in nearly four months after an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities that knocked...

Water levels of Kelani, Attanagalu and Kalu rivers on the rise

The Department of Irrigation has warned that the water level of the Kalu, Attanagalu and Kelani rivers are currently rising to ‘Flood Level’.In the meantime,...

Liquor licences without Minister approval in 2017, ’18 to be cancelled

Liquor licences obtained without the required Ministerial approval during the years 2017 and 2018 face cancellation if procedural requirements under the Excise Ordinance have not...

Seventy percent of Palali airport construction complete

Seventy percent of the construction work by the Road Development Authority (RDA) in the first phase of the development of Palaly Airport, has been completed,...

Country cannot be developed with a dictatorship - PM

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says a country cannot not be developed with a dictatorship and to develop the country everybody must work with...

Party readies for a method acceptable to it and supporters says President

No opportunity will be given to put downthe Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP) and if anyone attempts to do so, there will be no hesitation...

Armour-Baber junction flooded; use alternative routes

The Armour-Baber junction in Kotahena has been flooded due to the prevailing heavy rains, stated the Police Media Spokesperson.Motorists traveling through the area, especially on...

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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.