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The department launched, which is the government’s official news portal on 1st March 1997. The SMU established in 2006 was given the task of running the day-to-day operations of the website in English, Sinhala, and Tamil languages.

Breaking News Alerts vis SMS

A Breaking News Alert service is conducted by this unit with the collaboration of Sri Lanka Mobitel and Dialog.

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