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. […]


Harsha de Silva


Harsha de Silva is a member of the Sri Lankan Parliament since 2010. He was educated at the Royal College, Colombo and completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Truman State University, USA and the University of Missouri, USA respectively. He holds a PhD in Economics. He is identified as an ‘entrepreneur’ and also has served as a visiting faculty member at the Universities of Sri Jayawardenepura and Moratuwa, two state universities in Sri Lanka. [Read more]


Mahinda Rajapaksa


Mahinda Rajapaksa, born on 18th November 1945, was active in the Sri Lankan politics for the past five decades. He was elected to the parliament as the youngest Member of the Parliament in the history of Sri Lanka in 1970 at the age of 24. He served two terms as the 5th Executive President of Sri Lanka from 2006 to 2015. He was the leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), one of the two main political parties in Sri Lanka, from 2005 to 2015 and then became the leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, the new political party that spun off from the SLFP. [Read more]


Harin Fernando


Harin Fernando is a Sri Lankan politician representing United National Party (UNP), one of the two main political parties in Sri Lanka and the ruling party from 2015 to 2019. He is a Member of the 8th Parliament of Sri Lanka elected from the Badulla District. He served as a cabinet Minister of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure facilities, Foreign Employment and Sports from 2015 to November 2019. [Read more]


Sagala Ratnayaka


Sagala Gajendra Ratnayaka was born on 27th February 1968. He is a politician representing the United National Party (UNP), one of the two prominent political parties in Sri Lanka and the ruling political party from 2015 to 2019. His occupation is stated as “land proprietor” under the profiles of Parliament Members. He was elected to parliament in the year 2000 representing Deniyaya electorate in Matara district, a District in southern Sri Lanka.[Read more]