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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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Bringing Christ back to our Christmas celebrations

In a few days it will be Christmas. Already the sound of crackers and church choirs rehearsing for the carol services, and a few enthusiastic...

Impact of declining Rubber production to the economy

Natural rubber production in Sri Lanka is declining at an alarming rate from 155000 Mt produced in 1967 to 82600 Mt last year. Sri Lanka...

Selective interference following a democratic regime change

Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena speaks to the media in Colombo on Wednesday on the Swiss Embassy issue. State Foreign Relations Minister Susil Premajayantha and...

- Prudent Diplomacy

The decision of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to visit India on an official visit barely two weeks in to his tenure as President highlights the significance...

Achieving Social Justice through the Rule of Law

The full text of the 2019 Olcott Oration delivered by Maithri Panagoda on November 23, 2019 at Ananda College, Colombo I am indeed proud and honoured...

“The 19th amendment is a failure” – President Rajapaksa

The full text of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s interview with The Hindu newspaper (Chennai, India), during his State visit to New Delhi. Q: How do you hope...

A complete reset, and a belief that nothing is impossible

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that he wants to renegotiate the Hambantota Port deal that gave away this strategic harbour on a ninety nine year lease.After...

Rajapaksa, Modi: a meeting of spirits?

  President Gotabaya Rajapaksa shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi before a meeting at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi yesterday.India reciprocated enthusiastically to...

“Don’t want to get between superpowers” - President

The transcript of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s interview with BharatShakti Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale. Q: I’m glad you said that. A: Because the 21st century is known as...

Remittances and Sri Lanka’s migrant workers

Remittances are an important contributor to the economy and the most import source of export earnings. In 2018, despite experiencing a decline for the second...

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Delhi Anaj Mandi fire : Police detain factory owner, register case

A fire broke out in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi on Sunday. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)Delhi Anaj Mandi fire LIVE updates: The Delhi Police on Sunday...

Navy relief teams deployed to areas affected by adverse weather

Sri Lanka Navy has deployed a number of relief teams to many areas in the country affected by the adverse weather conditions.As a first responder...

Up- country train service back to normal

Train services to the up-country had been brought back to normal from yesterday evening following the removal of the earth mound that had fallen on...

Army 'Pinkam' at Mirisawetiya Invoke Blessings

The legendary and sacred 'Mirisawetiya' Dagoba at Anuradhapura, the first pagoda, built by the King Dutugemunu after his victory over battles against invaders centuries ago...

Govt. introduces new bacteria to control dengue

The Ministry of Health has taken steps to introduce a bacteria called Wolbachia to control the dengue mosquitoes.Using Wolbachia bacteria to eradicate dengue mosquitoes has...

Sri Lanka reiterates firm commitment to SAARC and its objectives

Sri Lanka is firmly committed to the principles and objectives of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Charter and will remain confident of...

Heavy floods in North and East displace thousands, reservoirs overflow

Thousands of people have been displaced as a result of torrential rains in Northern and Eastern provinces, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) reported.According to the...

43 Dead In Fire At Luggage Factory in Delhi

New Delhi: Forty-three people were killed when a fire broke out at a luggage manufacturing factory in a crowded area in north Delhi. Most of...

Lankan athletes overcome fever and detractors in record medals show

Sri Lanka’s Indunil Herath wins the Gold medal in the 800 metres at the South Asian Games in Katmandu, Nepal yesterday (AFP) Despite facing many...

Surfing makes a splash in Hikkaduwa

The Red Bull Ride My Wave 2019 which commenced yesterday was in full swing along the coast in Hikkaduwa. The competition which will come to...

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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.