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]


Hemal Ranasinghe


Hemal played the main role in the Adaraneeya Kathwak movie, directed by Priyantha Colombage. The movie was criticized for promoting alcohol and tobacco and violating National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) Act. For more details please see Sinhala Movie "Adaraneeya Kathavak" Accused of Violating the NATA Act [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]


Violation of Cigarette Pack Regulations


In Sri Lanka the sale of tobacco products without a health warning and information on the content of tar and nicotine on each tobacco product is prohibited under the section 34 of the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) Act, No. 27 of 2006. [Read more]


John Player Navy Cut: A Tactic to Evade Price Hikes

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) introduced a cigarette shorter in length to the market – John Player Navy Cut - on 02nd October 2017. John Player Navy Cut is a cigarette brand originally owned by the tobacco company John Player & Sons (commonly known as Player’s), a British tobacco company currently [Read more]