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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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Bearing the unbearable

The little house, much like the rest of Sri Lanka, could hold no more grief. All day, amid the scorching heat, mourners stepped in and...

Performance appraisal not a big deal to worry

Many years ago, we used to call it “Job Description.” In these days of empowered employees, the term “job description” is non-existent. Today we call...

Let Sanity Prevail

To those of our generation it will appear that Sri Lanka is in a near permanent state of conflict; now hidden, now open, citizen against...

Vesak: its significance today

Hundreds of millions of people, throughout the world, celebrate the festival we know in Sinhala as Vesak (or Visakat Tirunal, in Tamil). Uniquely, it commemorates...

Path to inner happiness

Venerable Ajahn Brahmavamso Maha Thera (known to most as Ajahn Brahm) is the Abbot of the Bodhinyana monastery, Western Australia and the spiritual director of...

Promoting civilizational links to check forces of suppressors

Sustainable relationship between countries of different civilizations depends on understanding between each other's lifestyle and religion, among others. This was the unanimous conclusion reached at...

To quench whose thirst?

More than three weeks after the Easter bomb blasts which killed over two hundred and fifty people, Sri Lanka faces a different challenge: the prospect...

SMART CITIES: Create conscio cities

The word ‘smart’ has now gained prominence from what it had been a few years ago. Any item that is multi-functional and found to be...

Reviving tourism

Soon after the war ended in 2009, Sri Lanka received millions of tourists as a result of peace in the country. Indeed, post-war tourism brought...


Human societies scattered across the world have evolved over time under diverse circumstances, both material/ecological and ideational. Though archaeologists, historians and philosophers have gone far...

Latest News

Writ petition challenging PM’s Parliamentary seat dismissed

A writ petition filed against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, challenging his Parliament seat was dismissed by Court of Appeal.Filing a writ petition in Court of...

Deadline of applications for O/L 2019 extended

The deadline for submitting applications for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination for the year 2019 has been extended, stated the Department of Examinations.Accordingly, the closing...

State revenues increased by Rs. 93 bn last year

Sri Lanka's state revenues have increased by Rs 93 billion last year compared to 2017, the Central Bank said.According to the Central Bank, , the...

Showery condition to enhance in the next few days

Showery condition is expected to enhance to some extent over most parts of the island, particularly in south-western part in the next few days. Showers...

Indonesia's Joko Widodo re-elected president as rival cries foul

ndonesia's Joko Widodo has won a second term as president, election authorities have announced Thousands of soldiers fanned out across Jakarta on Tuesday after the...

Six arrested from Kurunegala over links to Easter attacks

Six persons have been arrested by the Kurunegala Police over connections to the Easter Day attacks and enabling terror acts, stated Police Media Spokesperson. Among...

Messe Duesseldorf to promote Lankan brand overseas

World renowned trade fair organizer Messe Duesseldorf who has been represented officially by the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri...

Rolling expo to bring technology to people

‘Shilpa Sena’, a rolling exposition will be launched islandwide in July, geared towards bringing technological skills, knowledge and products to the public, at a time...

Heat wave advisory issued

The Meteorology Department today, issued a notice requesting people to be cautious of a heat wave that some parts of the country might experience today...

German tourists organize ‘Dansela’

This Vesak season was no exception when it came to the glitter and glamour in the illuminations and the spirit of giving and sharing, though...

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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.