News.lk is the official news portal of the Government of Sri Lanka that was launched in 1997. Presently, the website operates in all three languages (Sinhala, Tamil and English). With the collaboration of Sri Lanka Mobitel and Dialog, the website provides a breaking news alert service via SMS. Meanwhile, the website features political and current affairs, world business, sports, cultural and travel content, provincial-level news and cabinet decisions. It primarily aims to provide information relating to the activities of the government.
news.lk, also known as The Official News Portal of the Government of Sri Lanka, is managed by the Department of Government Information, which is an initiative of the Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media. The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media also directly oversees the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) and the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC).
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The Department of Government Information is an initiative of the Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media. As per the department's official website, it assists the local media in areas of welfare, training, policy planning and accreditation, in addition to providing access to government news and information.
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Sudarshana Gunawardana serves as the current Director General of Government Information. He has previously held the post of Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) and was also in the board of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) as well as the National Film Corporation. Prior to joining public service, Sudarshana founded a civil society organisation called Rights Now Collective for Democracy.
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Prabath Ratnayake – is the Head of the New Media Unit which oversees news.lk
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M.A. Hassen – is the Director of Media
Department of Government Information
No. 163, Kirulapona Avenue, Colombo 5
Tel: +94 11 251 5759
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The news.lk website does not provide sufficient information about its operational structure. Information was therefore gathered through secondary sources and confirmed by directly contacting news.lk.