CCT Presence at The 49th Union Conference on Lung Health

The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the largest assembly of activists, policy makers, researchers and community advocates on lung health. Tobacco control is […]

Regional Meeting for the Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties of the WHO-FCTC

Centre for Combating Tobacco was invited for the Regional Meeting for the Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the World Health […]

Launch of call to action video

The official launch of the Call-to-Action video produced by the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT) was held on 29th July 2018 at Hotel Galadari, Colombo […]

8th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8), Geneva, Switzerland

The 8th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8) of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) of the World health organization (WHO) was […]

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]


Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) USA


1994, Attorneys General of four States of United States of America (USA) - Mississippi, Minnesota, Florida, and Texas - initiated law suits against the tobacco industry seeking reimbursement for the health care costs due to cigarette smoking. The rest of the states subsequently joined the litigation process, leading to initiation of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA)[Read more]


League of Multinational Corporates (LMNC)


The League of Multinational Corporates (LMNC) was formed in early 2018, with seven multinational companies; Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC), Baur & Co, Heineken, HSBC, Lanka IOC, Mastercard and Unilever. According to the LMNC website, it aims to promote the development of trade...[Read more]


Weeraketiya Police Station


Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) annual reports reported donations to construct an “A” grade Police station at Weeraketiya in July 2014. Weeraketiya, a semi-urban area in Hambantota District in the Southern Province Sri Lanka[Read more]


Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya

Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya is the oldest faculty related to agriculture in a state university in Sri Lanka. Read details about their recent tobacco related activities in our new page.[Read more]