CCT Presence at The 49th Union Conference on Lung Health

The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the largest assembly of activists, policy makers, researchers and community advocates on lung health. Tobacco control is […]

Regional Meeting for the Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties of the WHO-FCTC

Centre for Combating Tobacco was invited for the Regional Meeting for the Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the World Health […]

Launch of the TobaccoUnmasked(TU) 100th Post

Tobacco Unmasked is the official information portal of the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT) based on a MediaWiki platform. It contains evidence based information on […]

Launch of the Community Driven Tobacco Surveillance System (CDTSS)

Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT) developed a free mobile app named as TobaccoUnmasked_HotSpots to report activities of the tobacco industry. The inputs from this app […]

8th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8), Geneva, Switzerland

The 8th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8) of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) of the World health organization (WHO) was […]


Jayantha Egodawela2


Jayantha Egodawela (Image 1) is the president of the All Ceylon Cigarette Tobacco Barn Owners' Association (Barn Owners’ Association), the association of the registered barn owners of Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC). CTC, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco (BAT), holds the monopoly of cigarette manufacturing and sales in Sri Lanka.[Read more]


A Bodhi Pooja against the Tobacco Cultivation Ban


The “Bodhi Pooja” was organised by the All Ceylon Cigarette Tobacco Barn Owners' Association at Sri Sambodhi Viharaya in Kalegama, Dehiattakandiya, in October 2017.According to Jayantha Egodawela, the president of the Barn Owners' Association, this event was facilitated by the Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC).[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]