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]


Ceylon Tobacco Launching a Cigarette Targeting Women


Global evidence reveals that tobacco companies target women and girls through diverse marketing and advertising strategies. Introduction of ‘feminised’ cigarettes: long, extra slim, light coloured, low tar and flavoured are such strategies used. Recent evidence suggests that those are increasingly used in developing countries.[Read more]


Hemakumara Nanayakkara


Hemakumara Nanayakkara, born in 1953, is an Agriculturist and a Politician in Sri Lanka. He has represented United National Party (UNP) and United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), and has also formed a political party called Mawbima Janatha Party. He had his formal education at Richmond College, Galle. He was awarded a Doctorate in Organic Agriculture by the Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.[Read more]