• #163, Kirulapone Avenue, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka
  • +94 112 51 5759



During the colonial regime this unit was known as the ‘Government Record Office’. In 1950s it was maintained as an institution of Government Books and Papers. By the 1978 constitution the unit was renamed as ‘Government Publication Bureau’ and maintained up to now to provide public the access to state publications such as Acts and Bills, Government Gazette, Parliamentary debates, Sri Lanka Law Reports and the Constitution of Sri Lanka are the tasks of this Department.

The department assists media in a macro level in welfare, training, policy planning and accreditation, and providing easy access to Government news and information.