John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH)


John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH), a group of companies in Sri Lanka, was the largest traded public listed company in the Colombo Stock Exchange in 2017. JKH businesses include hotels, resorts, logistic services, IT services and manufacturing food and beverages. [Read more]


Mahakumbukkadawala Cigarette Free Villages


Mahakumbukkadawala is a rural area situated in Puttalam District, of North Western Province, Sri Lanka with a population of 16,905. The major sources of income in the area are farming, animal husbandry and informal labour. ”[Read more]


Fast Track 15


Fast Track 15 is the internship program launched by Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) in 2010 reportedly to provide ‘summer internship programmes’ for undergraduates from “diverse areas of business” [Read more]


Budget Proposals 2018 and Tobacco


The Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera proposed to issue licenses to import cigarettes and cigars. In the budget speech on 09 November 2017, he justified the proposal stating it was to prevent illicit cigarette trade. [Read more]

Workshops on Investigative Reporting related to Tobacco Industry and FCTC Article 5.3 for Local Correspondents of National Media

Workshops on Investigative Reporting related to Tobacco Industry and FCTC Article 5.3 for Local Correspondents of National Media

Two workshops on the above topics were conducted on 14th November and 21st November for the local correspondents from North Western and Northern provinces. The […]

University of Bath Press Release on TobaccoUnmasked

University of Bath Press Release on TobaccoUnmasked

The official launch of the web page cct.lk by HE the President on 19th July 2017 in a ceremony organized by the Presidential Task Force […]

Tobacco Unmasked: Website Launch and the Networking Forum

Tobacco Unmasked: Website Launch and the Networking Forum

Tobacco Unmasked: Website Launch and the Networking Forum was held on 7th July 2017, from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm at the Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo. […]

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

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 […]

Symposium on Grass Root Level Actions to Control Tobacco / Alcohol and to Counter Industry Interference

Symposium on Grass Root Level Actions to Control Tobacco / Alcohol and to Counter Industry Interference

Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT), Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in collaboration with Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) organised the Symposium on Grass […]

Sticker campaign at the Fort Railway station

Sticker campaign at the Fort Railway station

A sticker campaign at Fort Railway station   conducted by CCT and ADIC was successfully held on 29th August 2017  

Screening of the documentary movie Merchants of Doubt

Screening of the documentary movie Merchants of Doubt

An interactive session, with screening of the documentary movie Merchants of Doubt was held on Saturday 15th July 2017 from 9 am – 11 am […]

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

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)

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 […]

Lecture Discussion on the influence of Tobacco industry in health sector,  Sri Lanka

Lecture Discussion on the influence of Tobacco industry in health sector, Sri Lanka

A lecture discussion on “ Is the Tobacco industry as bad as the cigarettes they sell?” was conducted by  The Centre for Combating  Tobacco (CCT), […]

Launch of the Centre for Combating Tobacco Official Webpage cct.lk

Launch of the Centre for Combating Tobacco Official Webpage cct.lk

The official webpage of the Centre for Combating Tobacco (cct.lk) was launched by HE the President on 19th July 2017 in a ceremony organized by […]

Exposing rumours spread by the tobacco industry-Media Discussion

Exposing rumours spread by the tobacco industry-Media Discussion

Sri Lankan government took measures last year to increase the unit price of a cigarette, by increasing the taxes levied upon them. There seems to […]

A discussion on Tobacco Industry Politics and the Public

A discussion on Tobacco Industry Politics and the Public

A discussion on Tobacco Industry Politics and the Public was held at The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, on Tuesday 18th July 2017, from 9.30 am to […]

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