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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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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...

Youth: Seeking new frontiers

The world celebrated the World Youth Day on August 12 and Sri Lanka too held several functions and programmes to mark this UN-sanctioned day. Today’s...

Where the west meets the Buddha

Until the industrial revolution positioned the west in an indefatigable point as against the east, both hemispheres remained the same. The mankind roamed the terrain...

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SC concludes hearing President’s reference on PC polls

The Supreme Court has concluded its hearing on the reference application by the President, seeking the opinion of the court on holding the Provincial Council...

Access to high quality urban housing vital

Enabling access to high quality urban housing will have a transformational impact in Sri Lankan society and economy as a whole and policy focus should...

Sri Lanka battle their way to 85/2 on rain truncated first day

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne once again proved the stumbling block for New Zealand as he held his team’s innings together with a workmanlike knock...

Sports Minister to ban persons linked to betting from cricket

Sports Minister Harin Fernando said he would put out a gazette notification amending some rules and regulations in the Sports Law banning anyone who is...

Two new State Ministers appointed

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Parliamentarians who resigned from their Ministerial portfolios took oaths as State Ministers again this morning.They were sworn in before President Maithripala...

Strong winds up to 60-70 kmph

Windy condition over the island, particularly in Central hilly areas, Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in Trincomalee, Hambantota districts (up to 60-70 kmph) at...

- Central Bank cuts policy rates to revive economy

The Monetary Board of Sri Lanka's Central Bank has decided to relax monetary policies and reduce policy interest rates to revive the economic activity while...

ICT and Innovations week declared from Oct.7 to 14

The Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Ministry yesterday declared an ICT and Innovations week to be conducted from October 7 to October 14 with the aim...

The Amazon Fire Smoke Can Be Seen from Space

The Amazon has been burning for weeks amid increasing deforestation. The intense smoke was detected by NASA and plunged São Paulo into darkness on Monday.By...

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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.