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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Call-to- Action Videos by CCT

The Call-to-Action video created in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages and shared via social media, contains a request to the general public to inform CCT […]

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]


Champika Premadasa


C. Premadasa owns a beedi manufacturing company producing under the brand “Champika Beedi”. It is a component of Champika Group of Companies, registered as Champika Premadasa Private Limited, of which he is the current Chairman[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. [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). [Read more]