World No Tobacco Day -31 May 2018

World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 31st of May in every year as the “World No Tobacco Day” (WNTD) in order focus on the adverse […]

Tobacco Cultivation in Sri Lanka- The Past, Present and the Future

A National Forum on “Tobacco Cultivation in Sri Lanka- Past, Present and the Future” was conducted by the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT), Faculty of […]

Participation of CCT staff at World Conference on Tobacco or Health 2018

The World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) is a high profile international scientific conference, held every four years, presenting the latest developments in tobacco […]

Official launch of Tobacco Unmasked HotSpots (TU HotSpots)

The Tobacco Unmasked HotSpots was officially launched by Dr. Palitha Abeykoon, Chairperson, National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) at an event held on 9th […]

National World No Tobacco Day Commemoration -2018

National No Tobacco Day Celebrations in Sri Lanka were held on 07th June 2018 at Water’s Edge, Battaramulla. The event was organized by the National […]

tobaccounmasked.lk is the information portal of the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT). It publishes evidence based peer-reviewed information on tobacco industry activities in Sri Lanka and the region. ... [read more]

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is a treaty, an agreement under international law, adopted in May 2003 by the 56th World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the WHO. This was the first ... [read more]


KMKE Handunsuriya


Handunsuriya signed the certificates of the Abhisheka programme; a trade loyality programme conducted by the Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) to encourage cigarette retail sellers.[Read more]


Ceylon Tobacco Sued for a Smoker’s Death


KS Perera, a tailor from Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka, was a smoker since his teenage years. Perera was diagnosed with lung cancer in September 1996, to which he succumbed on 13th April 2001”[Read more]


ITC Limited India


ITC Limited (ITC), headquartered in Kolkata, is the main cigarette manufacturer in India. ITC’s commonly sold cigarette and cigar brands include; Insignia, India Kings, Lucky Strike, Classic, Gold Flake, Navy Cut, Players, Capstan, Bristol, Flake, Silk Cut, Duke & Royal. In 2016, cigarettes provided 62% of the gross revenue of the company. [Read more]


Sponsorship for a PHI Cricket Tournament


Central Province PHI trade union organised a cricket tournament in Kandy under the sponsorship of GB Group. GB Group is a subsidiary of Arunadisi Traders Private Limited, a main distributor of Cigarettes for Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC). Please see the page on Arunadisi Traders Private Limited for more details. [Read more]