• #163, Kirulapone Avenue, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka
  • +94 112 51 5759



The unit was established in 1948. Thousands of negatives are preserved in the archives of the photography section regarding important events of all social, cultural and development fields. Providing photographs for media, for educational purposes and for various ministries and Departments is done by the photography Archives.

Official coverage of nationally important events and visits of overseas diplomats is done by the photography section.

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