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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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Sri Lankans spend 10 times of poverty alleviation funds for smoking, says Minister

Sri Lanka Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka says the poverty cannot be eradicated in the country as long as people waste money for alcohol, smoking and drugs.
LankaPage.com
added Dec 26, 2012 01:02
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[Sri Lanka] 'Sirimavo Govt, tried utmost to nationalise Ceylon Tobacco'

One of the most haunting memories that the first and only Sri Lankan Executive Chairman of Ceylon Tobacco Co. PLC, Stanley Wanigasekera has during his seven year old tenure as the Head of the local subsidiary of the Fortune 500 listed British American To
The Island (lk)
added Dec 21, 2012 08:48
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[Sri Lanka] Graphic cigarette pack labelling packs a punch

The National Cancer Institute recently paid a glowing tribute to Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena for obtaining government approval to cover 80 percent of tobacco packaging with Pictorial Health Warnings (PHW).
Daily News (lk)
added Dec 11, 2012 18:52
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[Sri Lanka] Adolescents smoking: Parents to blame

A study, involving some 6,000 students in grades 10 to 12 conducted by a researcher of the University of Colombo, in the Colombo district, reiterated the fact that many adolescents who smoke remain addicted throughout their lives. It also revealed over 4
The Nation (lk)
added Dec 8, 2012 15:00
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[Sri Lanka] A campaign against a tobacco company

A signature collecting campaign was organised against a case filed by a tobacco company against Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena opposite Fort Railway Station yesterday.
News.lk - Department of Government Information (lk)
added Dec 4, 2012 11:01
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[Sri Lanka] Decision to include pictorial health warnings on cigarette packets: Thumbs up from several organisations

Several organisations in the forefront of the anti-tobacco campaign in the country, yesterday welcomed the Health Ministry decision to include pictorial health warnings on cigarette packets.
Daily News (lk)
added Nov 25, 2012 17:21
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Sri Lanka puts off graphic labeling on cigarettes till March 2013

Sri Lanka's health ministry has put off graphic labeling designed to educate consumers on the cancer and heart disease causing effects of cigarette smoke till March 2013.
Lanka Business Today (lk)
added Nov 12, 2012 11:08
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[Sri Lanka] Committed to reduce smoking: Health Ministry

The Health Ministry said today that the government suffered a staggering loss of Rs.4 billion each year due to non-communicable diseases caused due to smoking and said the ministry was committed to reduce the habit of smoking.
Daily Mirror (lk)
added Nov 8, 2012 13:53
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Sri Lanka tobacco firm in court against labeling

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Tobacco Company, a unit of British American Tobacco has gone to the court of appeal against new labeling rules by the island's health ministry which requires graphic labeling.
Lanka Business Online (lk)
added Nov 5, 2012 04:42
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