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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.

Souvenir issued by the Department of Government Information Official commemorative for the 72nd Independence Day celebrations

Souvenir issued by the Department of Government Information Official commemorative for the 72nd Independence Day celebrations

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Balance of spontaneity

  The notion of island life is always perceived as exceptional or superior, to the world. Being islanders, however much we adopt western culture and its...

Consciousness - Vinnana

  Let us examine the meaning of the word vinnana. It consists of vi + nana. Vi -refers to divided and nana refers to knowledge. Thus...

Sath Mahala : A milestone for Ananda

  It was January 5, 1981. Dressed in a white shirt and a white pair of shorts, I entered Ananda College, Colombo, for the first time....

President Rajapaksa’s precise message to fellow citizens

  “Sri Lanka is a unitary State.” The very first sentence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s address to the nation at the 72nd Independence Day on February...

Striving towards political and economic freedom

  Text of the speech by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the 72nd Independence Day celebrations. Sri Lanka is a Unitary State. It is a free, sovereign, independent...

Reminiscing February 1948 with rare archival records

  The first official celebrations was held on February 10, 1948, under the auspicious of Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.A message by Jawaharlal Nehru, the Indian...

Geopolitical consequences of Coronavirus outbreak

  An outbreak of a novel coronavirus appeared in Wuahn, China just ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, the period of the largest annual human...

Tea industry could ignite economic resurgence

  The serious decline in the overall value of the entire tea industry be it growing, manufacturing or exporting is a matter for investigation as a...

Major virus threat to the world economy

  The spread of coronavirus is the biggest international issue today. Health-wise there are 160 fatalities in China alone with more than 6,000 cases reported, at...

Academic dependency vs. indigenous knowledge

    Inaugural session was held on December 12, 2019 with a welcome address by Prof. S. N. Wijesinghe, Convener of the Symposium, Prof. Upul B. Dissanayake,...

Latest News

Committee on Public Accounts Report for the Fiscal Year 2018 of 844 Government Institutions Presented in Parliament

The Committee on Public Accounts report on 844 institutions of State, Provincial Councils and Local Government for the Fiscal Year of 2018, was tabled in...

President determined to make Sri Lanka the number one country for investments

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that his resolution is to transform Sri Lanka as the most favourable country for investments.

 Remove obstacles to uplift the local industry – President tells officials

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to take measures to uplift local industries and encourage investors by removing obstructions.

The Contribution Provided by The Most Ven. Ohtani Chohjun in strengthening the Japan-Sri Lanka alliance is Immense – Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

Prime Minister Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that the contribution by the Honganji Foundation led by the most Ven. Ohtani Chohjun towards strengthening the relations between Sri...

Thailand Stands Ready to support Sri Lanka’s Development says Thai PM

The Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha recalling the strong bilateral ties between the two countries reassured the support of Thailand for Sri Lanka’s...

Bipartisan US Congressional Delegation holds discussions in Sri Lanka

  Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena met (17 February 2020) the visiting US Congressional delegation, comprising Mr. Ami Bera, MD, Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia,...

‘Uththara Walk’ organized in Northern Naval Command comes to successful end

The ‘Uththara Walk’ organized in Northern Naval Command, in view of underlining the importance of physical well-being of naval personnel, came to a successful end...

Defence Attaché of Embassy of People’s Republic of China visits Naval Headquarters

New Defence Attaché of the Embassy of People’s Republic of China, Senior Colonel Wan Dong made a visit to the Naval Headquarters  (17th February 2020).

“So Sri Lanka: The Resplendent Island” Tourism Promotion and High-Level Networking Session

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila, in cooperation with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), organized a tourism promotion and high-level networking session...

Turkey looks forward in sharing SL’s experiences in countering terrorism

Turkey looks forward in sharing Sri Lanka’s experiences in combating terrorism and enhancing intelligence sharing in a combined effort to combat violent fundamental extremism.

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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.