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 in parallel to the 131st Anniversary Annual International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. The launch was done by Dr. Palitha Abeykoon, Chairperson, National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA). Dr. Mahesh Rajasuriya, Director of the CCT, addressed the gathering and gave a brief introduction on role of CCT in tobacco industry monitoring. Followed by the launch Prof. Saroj Jayasingha, the Head, Department of Medical Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo delivered a speech on “The challenge facing – Medical Humanities”

The video created in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages and shared via social media, contains a request to the general public to inform CCT about tobacco industry activities and interference in public health policies and actions.