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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 Esala Poya

If Vesak is important because Prince Siddhattha was born, then Esala is equally important as the prince was conceived in Queen Mahamaya. If Vesak is...

Batticaloa: land of the singing fish

There are two major towns in the Eastern Province that are embellished with natural beauty and maritime history. One is Batticaloa and the other Trincomalee....

First-ever Car Free Day tomorrow:

Heavy traffic congestion is one of the biggest problems facing Colombo and its environs. It takes 90 minutes to two hours on average for a...

- Eliminating trans fats, key to saving lives

Why should our children have such an unsafe ingredient in their foods?, is the very important question Dr. Tedros, Director General, WHO, asked when ‘REPLACE’,...

ADB’s iRoad project:brings multiple benefits to communities

Transport sector development particularly in rural areas is vital to the economic, social and environmental viability of nations as it essentially helps reduce acute poverty...

Responsible citizens: Where have they gone? As Sri Lankans, we are v

Very good at claiming rights, but we are not always so ready to recognize our responsibilities. Throughout history, we have been reminded that with rights...

The hidden hunger affecting billions

Two billion people do not get enough micronutrients in their diets, which can lead to severe health conditions.New kinds of crops could help to create...

Magic of mushroom

Beneath Jim Anderson’s feet lies a monster. It has been alive since the Persian king Xerxes waged war against the Ancient Greeks and weighs more...

The hidden hunger affecting billions

The hidden hunger affecting billionsBY MICHAEL MARSHALLTwo billion people do not get enough micronutrients in their diets, which can lead to severe health conditions. New...

Wired Bacteria Form Nature’s Power Grid: ‘We Have an Electric Planet’

At three o’clock in the afternoon on September 4, 1882, the electrical age began. The Edison Illuminating Company switched on its Pearl Street power plant,...

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In May imports decline and exports increase

Sri Lanka's external sector remained relatively stable in May 2019 as the year-on-year trade deficit continued to narrow significantly in May 2019, the Central Bank...

Trincomalee Educational Zone bags first place

The Batticaloa Educational Zone and the Paddiruppu Educational Zone were placed second and third, respectively.A large number of students representing around 13 educational zones schools...

Water cut in Gampaha tomorrow

A Nine- hour water cut would be imposed tomorrow at 8:00am to 5:00pm due to due to restorative work being carried out on a water...

Rs. 400 Mn in donations to RC Church for Easter terror victims

The Roman Catholic Church yesterday provided details of the disbursement of a total of Rs. 400 million in donations received by the Archbishop of Colombo...

Two spill gates opened in Laxapana Reservoir

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) says that two spill gates have been opened in the Laxapana Reservoir, due to the prevailing heavy rainfall.People living downstream...

Youth will be provided facilities to enhance their skills – President

The youth of this country should commit themselves to enhance their talents and skills to face future challenges while preserving our unparalleled ancient knowhow, said...

Manufacturing sector expands, service sector recovers in June

According to the Sri Lanka Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) released by the Statistics Department of Central Bank on Monday, the industrial production in Sri Lanka...

29,123 dengue cases reported Island-wide

A total of 29,123 dengue cases and 58 dengue deaths had been reported from all parts of the country within this year by July 17th...

PMB purchased 11,642 MT of paddy from North

The Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) has purchased 11,642 metric tons (MT) of paddy in the Northern Province under the government certified price at a cost...

Colombo to get an efficient water supply service

The Colombo Water Supply Service Improvement Project was launched by the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) with the assistance of the government and...

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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.