Launch of the Research Report “A Scientific investigation of Tobacco and Alcohol Portrayal in Sri Lankan Media and its Public Health Implications”

    A research report on portrayal of tobacco and alcohol in media and its public health implications was launched by the Centre for Combatting […]

Joint Press Release: Raise Tobacco Tax and Save Health AND Economy of Sri Lanka

  (23rd November 2020)   Tobacco prematurely kills 50% of its users and 20,000 Sri Lankans per year. It is also a major determinant of […]

Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) Proposes a New Tobacco Taxation Policy

  The Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) conducted a tobacco control research study ‘‘Elasticity Estimates for Cigarettes in Sri Lanka’ – the findings […]

Globally Reported Tobacco Industry Interference during COVID-19 Pandemic - January 2021

Our monitoring of the Globally Reported Tobacco Industry Interference during COVID-19 Pandemic continues for the year 2021 with the January 2021 Report capturing findings from 42nd to 46th week of monitoring. We will continue to summarise tobacco industry interference related to COVID-19 pandemic and its control as monthly reports until the pandemic resolves. [Read more]

Triad Private Limited

Triad Private Limited is an advertising agency in Sri Lanka which was accused of sponsored newspaper articles against the government increasing the tobacco tax in 2017. It came to limelight again due to its sister Tv channel producing a Tv mini series which was accused of promoting tobacco and violating the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) Act. [Read more]

Geetha Kumarasingha

Geetha Samanmalee Kumarasingha, born in 1955 at Badulla, is an actress, a movie producer and a politician in Sri Lanka. She is the eldest daughter of Wijaya, a journalist, and Udula Kumarasinghe. Growing up in Bentara, Elpitiya she was educated at Ananda College, Elpitiya, Sangamitta Girl's School, Aluthgama and Holy Family Convent, Kalutara. She was an award winning actress, acting in more than 80 movies.[Read more]