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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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PC elections and legal wrangles

“The most effective manner in which a voter may give expression to his views is by silently marking his ballot paper in secrecy at a...

Are all animals the same?

Are all beings the same? Yes, the human, the hammerhead worm, oyster, chicken and the shark : all of us have the same emotions, fears,...

Criticising sovereign decision: unwarranted and unacceptable

Lt. General Shavendra Silva received the appointment letter as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Army from President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday. Secretary to...

Is soya bad for health?

Soy's isoflavones have oestrogenic properties — and have been blamed for raising the risk of breast cancer (as well as prostate cancer for men). But...

In an attempt to save the planet Millennials

We believe that climate change is one of the greatest threats that we, as Sri Lankans, will face in the future. Therefore, we intend to...

Drug-resistant malaria is curable

The drug-resistant malaria parasites will not affect Sri Lanka and the possibility of the disease entering the country naturally is very unlikely, Anti Malaria Campaign...

World Humanitarian Day today

Who is a humanitarian? Anyone who loves humanity can be called a humanitarian, but in modern times the term has evolved to describe people who...

Why humans have evolved to drink milk

Humans didn’t start out being able to digest animal milk – but now many populations do. Why has evolution favoured tolerating dairy? By Michael Marshall Dairy milk...

Let babies stand on their own feet

Many types of different industries produce all kinds of articles and implements for children. It is a huge business considering the large numbers of babies...

Building positivity

The word ‘motivation’ derives from the Latin word ‘movere,’ which means to move. Motivation suggests energy, purpose, vision, goal, target, mission drive, persistence, accomplishment, teamwork...

Latest News

ICC Chairman assures support for development of Sri Lanka cricket

Shashank Manohar, the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of world cricket, met with the President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister...

Kiwi defiance opens up second Test

An unbroken 79-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Tom Latham (111) and stumper Bradly Watling (25) has put New Zealand in a great position...

Malinga leads T20 side

The Squad Lasith Malinga – Captain, Niroshan Dickwella – Vice Captain, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Janith Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga,...

Amazon fires: Fines for environmental crimes drop under Bolsonaro

The record number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has coincided with a sharp drop in fines for environmental violations, BBC analysis has found.Official data...

Ukraine plans to launch flights to Sri Lanka from October

Ukrainian-based SkyUp Airlines, a low-cost air carrier, which belongs to SkyUp LLC, plans to launch flights from Ukraine's capital city of Kyiv to Colombo, Sri...

water-way transport system to be in the city

The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) plans to expand the existing passenger transport system via the...

CBSL orders banks to reduce market lending rates

The Monetary Board of Sri Lanka's Central Bank will impose appropriate caps on market lending rates of individual institutions or financial institutions, if the intended...

Strong winds and rain

Windy condition over the island, particularly in Central hilly areas, Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in Trincomalee and Hambantota districts (up to 50 kmph)...

Lifting ‘State of Emergency’ a huge boost to tourism industry

The lifting of Sri Lanka’s ‘State of Emergency’ on Thursday will give a huge boost to the revival of tourism, which took a major hit...

New alert system offers lifeline to small fishing boats

The Department of Fisheries is to introduce an island-wide mobile alert system for one-day fishing boats and other small fishing vessels.While multi-day fishing trawlers are...

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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.