Tobacco Retailers’ Association Opposing Tobacco Regulations in 2017


In 2017, Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne proposed to introduce new regulations related to retail sales of cigarettes. The propositions were to ban selling single sticks and ban cigarette sales within 500 meters of any place frequented by children and youth.[Read more]


Arunadisi Traders Private Limited


The Arunadisi Traders Pvt. Ltd (Arunadisi Traderes) is a Sri Lankan company located at 476, Union Place, Colombo 02 ”[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]


Wellawaya – A Tobacco Free City


Wellawaya is a rural area in Moneragala District, Uva Province, with a population of 60,060 distributed in an area of 577 km² in size.Smoking was a major factor affecting people’s health in the area, leading to non-communicable diseases, poverty, family problems and undernutrition. [Read more]

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 […]

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 was held at The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, on Tuesday 18th July 2017, from 9.30 am to […]

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