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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
added Jul 24, 2016 15:11

[Asia, Sri Lanka] Film 'Adaraneeya Kathawak' violates statutory laws: Tobacco and Alcohol Authority

In its complaint NATA said that the film, currently screening at movie theatres across the island, contains scenes depicting tobacco and alcohol consumption, in contravention to the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act. Narahenpita Police filed
Daily News (lk)
added Jul 1, 2016 20:51

[Sri Lanka] Cigarettes to be banned by 2020

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
Daily News (lk)
added Mar 15, 2016 22:03

[Asia, India, Sri Lanka] Action against on-scree smoking

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
The Nation (lk)
added Feb 20, 2016 01:55

[Asia] * Sri Lanka raises cigarette prices

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
added Jan 1, 2016 18:46

[Asia, Sri Lanka] Through anti-tobacco & drugs policies, a healthy nation will be built – President

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
Asian Tribune
added Dec 8, 2015 13:27

[Sri Lanka] Banning alcohol and cigarettes can even topple the government: President

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
Daily News (lk)
added Nov 16, 2015 20:11

[Asia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka] Pakistan outdoes India in Tobacco control: WHO

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.
Pakistan Today (pk)
added Jul 11, 2015 10:41

[Asia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka] Neighbours outdo India in tobacco control, says WHO

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.
Deccan Herald (in)
added Jul 10, 2015 11:15

[Asia, Sri Lanka] Tobacco industry and taxation / World No Tobacco Day falls today

(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.
The Island (lk)
added May 31, 2015 07:29
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