Headlines Tagged with Sri Lanka — 308 headlines found
President Maithripala Sirisena has taken a decision to ban importation of cigarettes and tobacco to Sri Lanka 2020 onwards. As doctors we admire this decision a lot, Health Services Director General Dr. Palitha Mahipala stated. According to Dr. Mahiapa
Mar 15, 2016 Daily News (lk)
added Mar 15, 2016 22:03
Hollywood and Bollywood films provide powerful information about the “benefits” of smoking, instead of traditional advertising. Young people imitate, not only “positive” characters, but also the villain who smokes can have even more influence on them tha
Feb 20, 2016 The Nation (lk)
added Feb 20, 2016 01:55
The prices of all brands of cigarettes have been increased by one and two rupees from today, the Government Information Department said. The Ministry of Finance said with the revision to National Building Tax, prices of cigarettes will be increased by 1
Dec 31, 2015 LankaPage.com
added Jan 1, 2016 18:46
President Maithripala Sirisena says the responsibility will be fulfilled as a government for a healthy nation, through the government’s policy on alcohol and tobacco...Senaratne; Minister of Health – Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine who has been honored
Dec 8, 2015 Asian Tribune
added Dec 8, 2015 13:27
stated that the government received a tax income of Rs. 600 million from alcohol and Rs.550 million from cigarettes separately. He also added that although he is willing to ban alcohol and cigarettes from the country it might perhaps topple the governm
Nov 16, 2015 Daily News (lk)
added Nov 16, 2015 20:11
Pakistan along with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka has implemented superior strategies to curb deaths caused by tobacco in comparison with India, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report.
Jul 10, 2015 Pakistan Today (pk)
added Jul 11, 2015 10:41
Three of India’s next door neighbours — Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka — adopted better tobacco control strategies to curb deaths caused by tobacco, according to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) report released on Tuesday.
Jul 9, 2015 Deccan Herald (in)
added Jul 10, 2015 11:15
(WHO) estimates that its proposed tobacco tax rates for Sri Lanka could generate Rs. 120 billion tax revenues per year by 2017.... Dr. Palitha Abeykoon, Chairman, National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) urges imposition of higher tobacco taxes.
May 31, 2015 The [Sri Lanka] Island (lk)
added May 31, 2015 07:29
Karunawathie's father ... earned good money farming tobacco when she was a child, and the whole family helped harvest and handle the pesticide-coated leaves often stacked in a bedroom to dry.
Jan 18, 2015 AP - Associated Press
added Jan 19, 2015 10:34
India is serious. Sadly, Sri Lanka is not. The battle against the tobacco industry has only begun, it would seem. Let the authorities get more serious. Let them begin with imposing a ban on the sale of loose cigarettes. Let us look to a smoke-free Sri La
Jan 4, 2015 The Nation (lk)
added Jan 3, 2015 22:47