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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

Oil and Gas in Sri Lanka: Are we on Track?

Oil and Gas in Sri Lanka: Are we on Track?  By Prof. Lalith Edirisinghe, CMILT, MNI  Preamble Petroleum exploration in Sri Lanka began approximately 40 years ago in...

Rise of strong women in South

The Women’s Development Federation (WDF) in Hambantota is the biggest ever such organisation in Sri Lanka with 70,000 members. It functions across the entire Hambantota...

Public duty never to be jeopardized by self-interest

Today a few people can cause immense sadness, create confusion and disorder in many people’s lives.Some trade union leaders not only of the transport sectors...

Public duty never to be jeopardized by self-interest

Today a few people can cause immense sadness, create confusion and disorder in many people’s lives. Some trade union leaders not only of the transport...

Less spilt milk

Dairy development is significantly important in the rural economy of Sri Lanka due to its ability to generate income and employment opportunities. Milk production has...

Connect the disconnected

Suicide is a global health issue. It is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages each year. Due...

Limits beyond the sky

Five decades ago, students and pilgrims to India could travel either by ferry from Thalaimannar to Rameswaram or by economy flights from Jaffna to Tiruchirappalli....

Amidst soaring rhetoric and 21 million promises

The contest for the presidential election due on November 16 has intensified with both the United National Party (UNP) and its contesting alliance, the National...

Politics of history

An orator addressing a big political meeting in the North Central Province invites a journey to an atavistic glory, invoking names of several kings as...

Palaly Comes to life again

17 October Sri Lanka is scheduled to re-open the Palaly Airport as its third international aerodrome. There will be many who will applaud and give...

Latest News

Flood situation subsides

The Department of Irrigation has announced that the flood situation near Kelani River and Attanagalu Oya is gradually subsiding.However, the Dunamale water gauging station is...

Turkey Syria offensive: Russia deploys troops to border

Russia has steadily built up its military presence in SyriaRussian forces have begun to deploy towards the Turkey-Syria border, as part of deal to remove...

Petition against displaying prez candidates’ digital nameboards at cinemas

A petition has been filed with the Supreme Court seeking a ruling that prohibits the display of digital nameboards at movie theatres and public places...

Afternoon thundershowers over the island

The possibility for afternoon thundershowers is high over most parts of the island (particularly Eastern and Uva provinces).Showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts...

Finance Minister tabled the Vote on Account in Parliament

  The Vote on Account for state expenditure for the first four months of 2020 has been presented to the Parliament by Minister of Finance Mangala...

Gazette issued deploye Tri-forces to maintain public order

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a Gazette Extraordinary calling upon the armed forces to maintain public order across the country with effect from yesterday (22).The...

Presidential Secretariat rejects report of security threat

Secretary to the President Udaya R. Seneviratne has issued a statement urging the general public not to be alarmed by the false and distorted statements...

Medical research should be increased to Rs. 5 bn - PM

Money allocated for medical research must be increased to Rs. five billion from the present Rs.two billion, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. Addressing the inauguration...

Ex-Japanese Premier calls on President

A cordial meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda has taken place lastmorning (22). The President, who is in Japan...

EU observer team do not interfere in the electoral process

The European Union Election Observation Mission that has now arrived told news media that they were disinterested in who wins the upcoming Presidential Elections 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.