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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 Poson Poya

Of many Suttas diversely found in the Buddhist text, Arahant Mahinda chose Cullahatthipadopama Sutta as the first discourse seed to feed Buddhist philosophy into King...


Generally, a visit by a state leader to another state is always significant and it is news. So is the news of Indian Prime Minister...

Shrine to shine again

St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade which was damaged in the Easter Sunday bomb blast will be consecrated again today (12) at 5.00 pm by Archbishop of...


Yes, we are! But we are too ignorant to realize it or too careless to accept it. To understand the circumstances we are in vis-à-vis...

The ‘only’ issue

If one phrase sticks out from the babel of voices that followed the chaos of April 21, it surely is “eyes only”. “Men only”, “tourists...

Who are the people of Sri Lanka?

In the normal course of events our citizens Birth certificates, Identity Cards and Passports are issued by the Government of Sri Lanka. They are free...

Media: A circus ruining lives?

Media activists call for an independent regulator and proper inquiry by Editors’ Guild into news story that took Kurunegala and the country by storm For...

Muslim community faces an unprecedented dilemma

Sri Lankan Muslim community faces an unprecedented dilemma with the political leadership placing itself in an unenviable position. For the first time in recent history,...

How healthy are we as a nation?

In an era of unlimited information, it can be difficult to separate medical fact from fiction, with a number of different sources presenting conflicting accounts...

Long life with pure air

World Environment Day (WED) is one of the most widely celebrated global days that inspires the public towards being environmental conscious. Hence, the United Nations...

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Maldivian state delegation arrive for three-day official visit

A Maldivian state level delegation of more than 100 officials arrived in the country for a three-day official visit yesterday (Jun 14).The delegation comprised Maldivian...

Heavy rainfall in several provinces

Showers will occur at times in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of showers will occur in...

ADB loans $50 Mn to micro and small rural entrepreneurs

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Government of Sri Lanka and the Regional Development Bank (RDB) today signed Loan and Guarantee Agreements to further assist...

Zahran successor, four others brought from Saudi

The probe into the Easter Sunday bomb attacks and the extremist terrorist cell behind it receives a fillip with the arrival in Colombo yesterday of...

Good weather assured but Lanka up against formidable opponents

LONDON, Friday – At least Sri Lanka should be happy that they will finally get some good weather for their World Cup clash against defending...

Root stars as England coast to World Cup win against West Indies

SOUTHAMPTON: Joe Root scored his second century of the World Cup as England crushed the West Indies by eight wickets in Southampton on Friday with...

Easter attack major suspect’s arrest due to Interpol’s “red notice”

AFP news agency reports that according police and Interpol soutces Five Sri Lankans wanted in connection with the Easter bombings that killed 258 people were...

Students observe Sil at Temple Trees

Over 2500 schoolchildren observed Sil at Temple Trees yesterday to mark the Poson Full Moon Day. (Inset): Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam offering Ata Pirikara...

Poson symbolises initial footprint of Buddhism in Lanka’

“Poson Poya which falls on today marks the introduction of Buddhism in Sri Lanka with the arrival of Arahath Mahinda 2,326 years ago. This day...

Parent removes from UNICEF logo to highlight ‘family friendly’ policies

To highlight the need for parents in Sri Lanka to receive increased support through family friendly policies, enabling them to play their full role in...

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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.