The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka

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News.lk, run by the Government Information Department, is Sri Lanka’s official news portal. The English version of the site celebrates 20 years in 2016.

This archive was taken on 10 June. At around 6Gb, it’s one of the largest ZIP files here, which is a testimony to the sheer volume of content on the News.lk site, across English, Tamil and Sinhala.

Download the ZIP file here.

Of interest to me was the fact that News.lk has links to two previous versions of the site, which are archived. One of them works, the other does not. I know of no other government website that has taken the trouble to archive previous versions of their website, which is commendable, but it is unclear the degree to which this is systematically done and across all languages. The link to the ZIP file above includes these archives as well.

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