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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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Unravelling the puzzle

The nation that was shocked and petrified over the Easter Sunday Islam terrorist attacks was then puzzled over the report of prior intelligence information on...

Strategic struggle for survival

Just over a month after the Easter Sunday bombings carried out by Islamic extremist terrorists, life in Sri Lanka is slowly returning to normal, despite...

Bearing the unbearable

The little house, much like the rest of Sri Lanka, could hold no more grief. All day, amid the scorching heat, mourners stepped in and...

Performance appraisal not a big deal to worry

Many years ago, we used to call it “Job Description.” In these days of empowered employees, the term “job description” is non-existent. Today we call...

Let Sanity Prevail

To those of our generation it will appear that Sri Lanka is in a near permanent state of conflict; now hidden, now open, citizen against...

Vesak: its significance today

Hundreds of millions of people, throughout the world, celebrate the festival we know in Sinhala as Vesak (or Visakat Tirunal, in Tamil). Uniquely, it commemorates...

Path to inner happiness

Venerable Ajahn Brahmavamso Maha Thera (known to most as Ajahn Brahm) is the Abbot of the Bodhinyana monastery, Western Australia and the spiritual director of...

Promoting civilizational links to check forces of suppressors

Sustainable relationship between countries of different civilizations depends on understanding between each other's lifestyle and religion, among others. This was the unanimous conclusion reached at...

To quench whose thirst?

More than three weeks after the Easter bomb blasts which killed over two hundred and fifty people, Sri Lanka faces a different challenge: the prospect...

SMART CITIES: Create conscio cities

The word ‘smart’ has now gained prominence from what it had been a few years ago. Any item that is multi-functional and found to be...

Latest News

Impact of Easter attacks on exchange earnings

Sri Lanka was only a few days short of celebrating a decade of peace since the end of the 30-year separatist conflict when a series...

Two new MPs appointed to Select Committee probing Easter attacks

Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne has been appointed as a member of the Special Parliamentary Select Committee looking into the Easter Sunday terror attacks following...

Theresa May to resign

Theresa May will resign as leader of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party on June 7, she announced on the steps of 10 Downing Street on Friday...

Showery condition to enhance over the island

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur...

Relief package to strengthen tourism sector

State Minister Eran Wickremeratne speaking on several allegations against the grant of USD 480 mn from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the US Government,...

ETF assets grow in 2018

The Employees’ Trust Fund (ETF) which accounts for 11.1 per cent of the asset base of the superannuation sector reported a healthy growth in 2018...

Man with links to Easter attacks arrested in Myanmar

A Sri Lankan man, believed to have connections with those involved in the Easter bombings that killed at least 250 people, was arrested in Myanmar...

Vatican's top official visits Sri Lanka

(ucanews.com) One of the Vatican's top officials has made an unheralded visit to Sri Lanka to show solidarity with Catholics still reeling from the Easter...

US Forces not exempted from criminal jurisdiction - Minister

Foreign Minister Tilak Marapone had notified the US that it would not be possible to implement the provision to exempt US forces from criminal jurisdiction...

Heads of schools informed to abide by Gazette notification

Heads of all schools were yesterday informed by the Education Ministry to abide by the Gazette notification issued under the emergency regulations which prohibited dress...

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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.