Networking forum for University Undergraduates

A series of advocacy sessions on Tobacco Industry Impact on Public Health and Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Article 5.3 targeting the university undergraduates […]

Launch of the South Asian Regional Consortium Centre for Combating Tobacco (SARC-CCT)

‘’Tobacco is the only legally available consumer product which kills people when used entirely as intended.’’ The tobacco industry is a global entity. Tobacco industry […]

Joint Letter to the UN SG Re: The role of the tobacco industry in the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development

Framework Convention Alliance together with ASH: Action on Smoking & Health, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products – Vital Strategies, […]

Commercial Industries and Public Health: The role of the Smart Journalist A Residential Workshop for Journalists

“Commercial Industries and Public Health: The role of the Smart Journalists” residential workshop was held on 19-20th August 2019 in the Amora Lagoon Hotel, Katunayake. […]


Mangala Samaraweera


Mangala Samaraweera is a Member of Parliament in Sri Lanka, representing the United National Party (UNP) since 2010. As of August 2019, he holds the position of Minister of Finance in the Government of Sri Lanka. He entered politics representing the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) in 1988.[Read more]


Ministry of Defence: Ministers and Officials


This post compiles profiles of individuals linked to the Ministry of Defence, who were subsequently targeted by the tobacco industry with various tactics of influence. You can access detailed information on individuals and incidents mentioned in this post by clicking on the respective names and links. This page will continuously be updated with more profiles and new information as and fresh evidence and reports emerge.[Read more]


Anura Kumara Dissanayake


Anura Kumara Dissanayake, born in 1968, is a politician in Sri Lanka. He had his formal education at Thambuththegama Central College, Anuradhapura and his tertiary education from the Universities of Peradeniya and Kelaniya in Sri Lanka. Anura Kumara is from the People's Liberation Front / Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), the main left-wing political party in Sri Lanka, representing Colombo district, the capital of Sri Lanka.[Read more]


All Ceylon Cigarette Tobacco Barn Owners' Association


All Ceylon Cigarette Tobacco Barn Owners' Association (Barn Owners’ Association) is an association of the barn owners registered with the Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC). CTC is the subsidiary of British American Tobacco (BAT), holding the monopoly of cigarette manufacturing and sales in Sri Lanka. As of 2019 February, Jayantha Egodawela was the president of the Barn Owners’ Association.[Read more]