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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Government lost Rs. 13 billion in revenue from cigarettes

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) says that the revenue model which would have earned the government of Sri Lanka around Rs. 100 billion in 2016 is now broken. The company notes that the excise and VAT hikes in October and November last year, which led t
Colombo Gazette (lk)
added Jan 10, 2017 18:59
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Cigarette sales drop cuts tobacco tax revenue by half

revenue for government coffers has declined significantly due to a drop in sales of cigarettes manufactured in Sri Lanka by Ceylon Tobacco Company(CTC) during the months of October and November this year due to consecutive tax hikes that led to price incr
The Sunday TImes (lk)
added Dec 5, 2016 02:25
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Ban sale of single cigarettes - Government Medical Officers Association

Sale of single cigarettes will be banned in Sri Lanka soon, Health Minister, Rajitha Senaratne said at a meeting held yesterday with the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA).
Asian Tribune
added Nov 24, 2016 15:14
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Anti- Smoking campaigners question the financial request from the Ceylon Tobacco Company

The government is accused of making an unethical decision on its fight against tobacco and alcohol consumption by seeking a donation of 500 million rupees from the Ceylon Tobacco company, as per a proposal in budget 2017.
Hiru News (lk)
added Nov 14, 2016 14:47
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[Asia, India, Sri Lanka] COP7 seeks more muscle to curb the global tobacco epidemic

Bringing the much discussed topic of illicit trade of tobacco products under the spotlight, the President urged more parties to ratify the convention so that it can become law. Drawing attention to the equally pressing concern on ‘smokeless tobacco’ bot
The [Sri Lanka] Island (lk)
added Nov 14, 2016 14:43
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[Asia, India, Sri Lanka] Lanka to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products

Sri Lanka is planning to introduce plain packaging of all tobacco products in a new step to curb its consumption, President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday. Stating consumption of smokeless tobacco was an alarming issue in Sri Lanka and the entire re
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Nov 8, 2016 19:03
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Lankan President to arrive in India today for global anti-tobacco conference

Sri Lankan President, who served as the Minister of Health during the previous government, is a strong advocate of tobacco control and successfully implemented laws to display pictorial warnings up to 80 percent on both sides of cigarette packets.
ANI (in)
added Nov 6, 2016 17:02
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Maithripala Sirisena to be the special speaker for anti-tobacco conference hosted by India

Maithripala Sirisena is a strong advocate of tobacco control and successfully implemented laws to display pictorial warnings up to 80% on both sides of cigarette packets in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will arrive in India on Sun
DNA India (in)
added Nov 6, 2016 16:48
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[Sri Lanka] The tobacco farmers of Galewela

Galewela, a small town in the Matale District with a population close to 70,000, shows the other side of the tobacco debate. Galewela farmers, who would otherwise be left to poverty, are beating the sow-debt cycle that grinds down other farmers with th
Daily FT (lk)
added Oct 11, 2016 20:53
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Beedi smoking grows as price stick hurts cigarettes

While cigarettes have increasingly come under fire over health issues, triggering a sizable seven-rupee price revision per stick last week, the more deleterious beedi smoking has witnessed a disturbing spike that has translated into a windfall to the tra
The [Sri Lanka] Island (lk)
added Oct 9, 2016 20:31
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