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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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Features

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture falls today

Of the many shameful practices that are carried out in the crevices and hidden spaces of our global governmental landscape, torture is amongst the most...

The poison on our plate

When you readers learn and think about toxins encountered in daily life, do not make judgements based on your knowledge of sixty years ago. Those...

Giving life ‘Free’

From 2015, under the guidance of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, the Health Ministry took steps to provide quality intraocular lenses,...

The dream makers of Dematagala

Healthy sleep is vital after a hectic working day. For this, a cotton pillow would be the best accessory.The pillow dates back to around 7,000...

Conscience to followers of all religions

April 23rd was made a day of national mourning in honour of all the victims of the evil forces let loose last Easter Sunday when...

Reviving cascade (Ellangawa) systems in Rajarata

The cascade system (Ellangawa) is a sophisticated and excellent water management methodology which stores and distributes rainwater, enabling water security and enrichment of interior water...

Social Media:Should we be worried?

In the last fifteen years, social media has become an almost ubiquitous feature of our increasingly digitized cultural landscape, with platforms such as Facebook and...

New strategies to combat terrorism

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in its fact sheet 32 titled “Human Rights, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism” says “Terrorism clearly has...

New strategies to combat terrorism

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in its fact sheet 32 titled “Human Rights, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism” says “Terrorism clearly has...

MUST TRANSFORM SOCIO-POLITICAL CULTURE

  Everyone is born in a nuclear family. Almost everyone grows up and connects to one another in a community; wider and vaster the community, the...

Latest News

Female public servants Can wear decent clothes without covering faces.

The Cabinet today decided to amend the circular on the dress code for public servants, enabling them to wear any decent clothes without covering their...

Sri Lanka Railways to be an Essential Service

The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation today announced that a decision has been taken to make the Sri Lanka Railways as an Essential Service...

Rain in South and strong gusty winds in the North

Several spells of light showers will occur in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Fairly strong gusty winds up...

A simple rule for predicting the future

What will remain in 100 years’ time of the city or town where you were born: which landmarks or buildings? What about in 500 years?...

Sancharaka Udawa 2018 concludes

The 8th edition of the Sancharaka Udawa organized by Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) concluded at BMICH last. The event is Sri...

Digital development support for freelance community

The government is making effort to provide necessary legal or infrastructure support to develop the freelancing community as well as the start up culture in...

Sri Lanka Updates HRC on Human Rights Measures

The Sri Lanka delegation to the Human Rights Council briefed the Council today on progress made in addressing human rights concerns, national security imperatives, as...

Trial-at-Bar to hear elephant trafficking case

Attorney General Dappula de Livera has requested the Chief Justice to a appoint a three member Trial-at-Bar to hear the first elephant trafficking case in...

Think beyond politics- Speaker

A report containing the recommendations of youth trainees to strengthen the Transitional Justice Process was handed over to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by National Peace...

State-funded treatment abroad for Easter bomb victims

People injured by the Easter Sunday bombings who cannot be properly treated locally will be sent abroad for treatment at state expense, Prime Minister Ranil...

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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.