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Department of Government Information

Department of Government Information (DGI) is a key establishment of the Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and 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.

Press Releases

Cabinet Decisions







Dementia – burying memory

Many of us are forgetful. In our everyday lives, we sometimes forget where we leave our keys, an appointment made, or the name of the...


“British enterprises are changing the face of the earth; but great projectors are often turn mad—it is a maxim in political economy that heavy goods...

Avurudu: A time to renew bonds

The Sun has been so pivotal to our ancient civilization that we still continue many of the practices that our ancestors engaged in, giving prominence...

Cancer and genetic risks

Cancer is a disease where some of the cells in our body begin to divide uncontrollably and spread into surrounding tissues. In the human body,...

Searing heat to beat SL

Based on a WB report on South Asia’s ‘hotspots’:Thirty-eight-year-old Sivasidambaram Vasugi is the General Manager of one of the first cooperative-owned seed paddy processing centres...

A shot at life

There were some concerns regarding the alleged association of MMR vaccine with childhood autism sometime in the past. It is now firmly established on scientific...

Staying healthy amidst unhealthy pressures

At a recent event entitled ‘Global Health Outlook: Challenges and Implications for Sri Lanka’ hosted by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) the speakers...

New Year Central rituals in focus

“The moving finger writes; and having writ, moves on; ......- Rubaiyat of Omar KhayyamPersian poet. (1122) New Year is mankind’s oldest festival. In the early dawn...

Recent trends in milk production and consumption

Milk and milk products have always been an integral part of our consumption habits. The dairy industry is one of the most prominent industries experiencing...

Empowering women deminers for the future

April 4 marks the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. On this occasion, the Sri Lanka Campaign to Ban Landmines (SLCBL)...

Latest News

Raavana-1 to orbit earth 15 times a day

‘Raavana 1’ was launched into space early this morning (April 18), marking Sri Lanka’s entry into the global space age.The satellite, designed and developed by...

Finance Minister meets UN Secretary General

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera meets United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the UN Head Quarts in New York last Tuesday (16th).

Prevailing showers to enhance

Due to an atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, prevailing showery condition is expected to continue with severe lightning activities. General public is...

Merchandise exports surpassed $ 1 billion in January

Sri Lanka’s exports have got off to a positive start in 2019, recording healthy growth and topping the $ 1 billion mark, whilst regulatory measures...

Dimuth to lead SL cricket team in World Cup

Sri Lanka's national selectors put to an end days of speculation by appointing batsman Dimuth Karunaratne as captain of the Sri Lankan ODI team. This...

Sri Lanka to send 16 athletes for Asian Championships in Qatar

The Athletic Association of Sri Lanka (AASL) are planning to send a squad of 16 athletes to the forthcoming Asian Championship to be held Qatar...

Expressways earn Rs.320mn during New year season

The Road Development Authority states Sri Lankan expressways generated an income of Rs.320mn during the last 12 days. Director of the Expressway Operations Maintenance and...

U.S. and S L professionals to expand Sri Lankan movie industry

The United State Embassy in Colombo said yesterday that U.S. experts had joined four Sri Lankan film professionals in a panel discussion about how effective...

Sinopec to operate tank farm in Hambantota

The Hambantota International Port (HIP) recently awarded a tender to Sinopec Fuel Oil Sales Co. Limited for oil trading works and the operation and maintenance...

Trade deficit narrows to USD 617 mn in January

The trade deficit in January 2019,continued its improving trend observed in recent months. The trade deficit was recorded at US dollars 617 million during the...

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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.