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Sri Lankan President instructs to raise VAT on tobacco and remove from private healthcare charges

Sirisena said he has instructed the relevant sections to raise the Value Added Tax (VAT) on cigarettes and completely remove the private hospital charges from the tax. President Sirisena made this announcement addressing the 104th anniversary ceremony of
LankaPage.com
added Jul 24, 2016 15:11
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[Asia] Sri Lanka Tobacco's Q3 group net profit down 10 pct yr/yr

- Group results of Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2014, released on Monday:
Reuters
added Nov 10, 2014 15:39
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] The biggest killer cigarette or beedi?

Most common reasons for beedi usage were “support for late night jobs”, “to get rid of the tiredness”, “to pass time”, etc which were linked to their occupations. This implies that the beedi users are trapped in the common myths attached to tobacco smokin
The Nation (lk)
added Jul 6, 2014 18:18
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] A week free of Tobacco Alcohol and dangerous drugs has been declared.

Accordingly Minister of Health Maithreepala Sirisena has instructed the officials to organize anti narcotics programmes in all religious places, schools, state and private institutions. Support of the Maha Sangha and other religious leaders, political aut
Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (lk)
added May 13, 2014 10:50
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] PEIRIS: Social Irresponsibility of tobacco industry

it is necessary that the government considers including CSR in the NATA Act and fully implement WHO FCTC guidelines on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, before considering them for Awards! It is a shame when an industry receives an award fo
The Nation (lk)
added Dec 22, 2013 13:48
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[Sri Lanka] Pictorial warnings on cigarette packs: Bigger the Better

Commenting on efforts to introduce pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs, experts said yesterday the effectiveness will depend upon the size and the position of the warning message. Cancer Care Association president and National Cancer Hospital me
Daily News (lk)
added Mar 12, 2013 06:47
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Sri Lanka JKH chief to head tobacco firm

Susasntha Ratnayake, chairman of Sri Lanka's John Keells Holdings will take chair the board of Ceylon Tobacco Company, a unit of British American Tobacco.
Lanka Business Online (lk)
added Mar 6, 2013 07:53
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[Sri Lanka] Psychiatrists welcome graphic warnings on cigarette packs

The Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists (SLCP) has welcomed the Health Ministry’s decision to order that cigarette packets sold in Sri Lanka should carry graphic warning labels on them.
The Island (lk)
added Jan 31, 2013 18:28
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[Sri Lanka] Pictorial warnings on cigarette packs from March

Arrangements have been finalised to include pictorial health warnings on cigarette packets from March 2013, the Health Ministry said yesterday. The pictorial warnings will underline the risks and dangers associated with tobacco smoking, a ministry spok
Daily News (lk)
added Jan 2, 2013 15:32
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[Sri Lanka] Maldivian girl fined for 12 cigarettes

A Maldivian female student who is studying in Sri Lanka was today ordered to pay a fine of Rs.5, 000 by a Colombo Court for having 12 illegally imported cigarettes in her possession.
Daily Mirror (lk)
added Jan 1, 2013 12:03
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