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''TobaccoUnmasked'' is the information portal of the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT). It contains evidence based information on the tobacco industry, with detailed profiles of tobacco companies relevant to Sri Lanka and their employees. The pages of this website also contain profiles of tobacco industry allies; institutions and individuals linked with the industry in various ways.  
 
''TobaccoUnmasked'' is the information portal of the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT). It contains evidence based information on the tobacco industry, with detailed profiles of tobacco companies relevant to Sri Lanka and their employees. The pages of this website also contain profiles of tobacco industry allies; institutions and individuals linked with the industry in various ways.  
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''TobaccoUnmasked'' describes strategies adopted by the tobacco industry in the themes of influencing policy, tobacco tax & price related issues, corporate social investments, tobacco cultivation and marketing and promotion. Tobacco industry arguments and their responses against different policy processes are reported as a learning exercise for future reference.
 
''TobaccoUnmasked'' describes strategies adopted by the tobacco industry in the themes of influencing policy, tobacco tax & price related issues, corporate social investments, tobacco cultivation and marketing and promotion. Tobacco industry arguments and their responses against different policy processes are reported as a learning exercise for future reference.
  
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There are several ways in which you can find information on ''TobaccoUnmasked'':
 
There are several ways in which you can find information on ''TobaccoUnmasked'':
 
*You can search for a specific topic in the Search Bar on the top of the screen. To search, type the topic you want to find the information into the box, and press 'Enter'.   
 
*You can search for a specific topic in the Search Bar on the top of the screen. To search, type the topic you want to find the information into the box, and press 'Enter'.   
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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#4682B4; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:3px solid #FFFFFF; text-align:left; color:#FFFFFF; padding:0.2em 0.2em;">What’s New on ''TobaccoUnmasked''?</h2>
 
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*25th March 2019 - Our newest post is on an individual that can be described as a 'proxy' of the tobacco industry. [[Jayantha Egodawela]] is the President of the All Ceylon Cigarette Tobacco Barn Owners' Association and an advocate for the interests of the tobacco industry. Read details in our [[Jayantha Egodawela | new page]].
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*17th January 2020 - [[Basil Rajapaksa]] was the Minister of Economic Development in Sri Lanka during the 2010 - 2015 period. Read details on how the tobacco industry attempted to engage him in our newest [[Basil Rajapaksa | profile]] of the [[:Category:Politicians | Politicians]]' profile series.
*11th March 2019 - Our 100th ''TobaccoUnmasked'' Post is now online! Please click the icon below to read our 100th post on [[Proposed ban on Single Stick Cigarette Sales in Sri Lanka]]. [[File:100thpost.png|100px|centre|caption|link=http://www.tobaccounmasked.lk/index.php?title=Proposed_ban_on_Single_Stick_Cigarette_Sales_in_Sri_Lanka]]
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*03rd January 2020 - Our newest [[Mahinda Rajapaksa | ''TobaccoUnmasked'' profile]] under the [[:Category:Politicians | Politicians]]' profile series is [[Mahinda Rajapaksa]], the 5th Executive President of Sri Lanka. He is currently the Prime Minister of the interim government formed after his younger brother, [[Gotabaya Rajapaksa]], was elected as the President in November 2019.  
*10th March 2019 - [[FCTC Article 16: Sales to and by Minors | Article 16]] of [[Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)]] recommends measures to reduce tobacco use among youth by restricting [[FCTC Article 16: Sales to and by Minors | sales to and by minors]]. Read more in our newest page [[FCTC Article 16: Sales to and by Minors]].
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*16th December 2019 - [[Sagala Ratnayaka]] held several Ministerial portfolios during the previous government including "Youth Affairs". He was also the Chief-of-Staff of the Prime Minister's Office. Read his [[Sagala Ratnayaka | ''TobaccoUnmasked'' profile]], the newest of our [[:Category:Politicians|Politicians]]' profile series. 
*28th February 2019 - Tobacco Industry protested to the government's plan to eliminate tobacco cultivation in different ways. Our new page [[A Bodhi Pooja against the Tobacco Cultivation Ban]] highlights how a sacred ritual among Buddhists was used to do so.
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*13th December 2019 - [[Harin Fernando]] was one of the Ministers that opposed the [[Proposed ban on Single Stick Cigarette Sales in Sri Lanka | implementation of single stick cigarette sales ban in Sri Lanka]]. Read his [[Harin Fernando | profile]] in our newest [[:Category:Politicians | Politicians]]' profile series.
*16th February 2019 - [[Ravindra Samaraweera]] is the first post of a new category  - [[:Category:Interfered in other Tobacco Control Policies and Actions | Interfered in other Tobacco Control Policies and Actions]] - a series of posts on individuals that interfere in tobacco control with no evidence up to date on a link to the tobacco industry. 
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*10th December 2019 - [[Harsha de Silva]] is the newest profile of our [[:Category:Politicians | Politicians]]' profile series. Visit the [[Harsha de Silva | new ''TobaccoUnmasked'' page]] for details.  
*13th February 2019 - We have restructured our Main Page according to readers' feedback. Browse through and find what you are looking for easily than before!
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*06th December 2019 - [[Susantha Ratnayake]], the former chairman of the [[Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC)]], is appointed a member of the committee to make recommendations for governing positions of the "Public Enterprises, Statutory Agencies and State-owned Commercial Businesses" by the Presidential Secretariat. Read his [[Susantha Ratnayake | updated ''TobaccoUnmasked'' profile]] for more details.  
*04th February 2019 - [[Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya]] is the oldest faculty related to agriculture in a state university in Sri Lanka. Read details about their recent tobacco related activities in our new [[Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya | page]] 
 
*04th February 2019 - We have updated our [[Key Topics]] list to make it easier for you to find the information you are looking for. Scroll down the page and enjoy!
 
  
 
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Revision as of 08:20, 17 January 2020

TobaccoUnmasked

Welcome to TobaccoUnmasked

TobaccoUnmasked is the information portal of the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT). It contains evidence based information on the tobacco industry, with detailed profiles of tobacco companies relevant to Sri Lanka and their employees. The pages of this website also contain profiles of tobacco industry allies; institutions and individuals linked with the industry in various ways.

TobaccoUnmasked describes strategies adopted by the tobacco industry in the themes of influencing policy, tobacco tax & price related issues, corporate social investments, tobacco cultivation and marketing and promotion. Tobacco industry arguments and their responses against different policy processes are reported as a learning exercise for future reference.

How to Find Information on TobaccoUnmasked

There are several ways in which you can find information on TobaccoUnmasked:

  • You can search for a specific topic in the Search Bar on the top of the screen. To search, type the topic you want to find the information into the box, and press 'Enter'.
  • If its a recent issue, you can go through the list of most recent pages in the ‘What’s New section’ which will display new entries or major updates to the existing pages.
  • Or, you can search through the ‘Key Topics’ section that categorizes the pages based on the themes the investigations were conducted.
  • Searching for an individual? Click the relevant category below for an easy search:
Disclaimer:The individual profiles are published as a facilitator to implement FCTC Article 5.3 only. It is not the intention of the TobaccoUnmasked team to tarnish the individuals' image nor to cause them harm.

About Us

CCT is the Sri Lankan tobacco observatory established at the Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo under the Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The aim of the CCT is to monitor the tobacco industry activities related to implementation of Article 5.3 in Sri Lanka and the region.

Our implementation partners include; Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) Sri Lanka, National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol(NATA) and the Expert Committee on Tobacco, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA).

The project was powered by Framework Convention on Tobacco Control(FCTC)Secretariat and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The UNION) and technical assistance was provided by the Tobacco Control Research Group, University of Bath and the Centre for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California San Francisco. TobaccoUnmasked follows the model of TobaccoTactics, introduced by Tobacco Control Research Group, University of Bath.

What’s New on TobaccoUnmasked?

Key Topics

Click on the key topics below to access more information on tobacco industry and its activities in Sri Lanka. Interested in the definitions for each key topic to understand the reason for categorising the pages under them? Please visit our page Key Topics.

Background

Includes pages on global and national tobacco control laws and policies and tobacco industry tactics

Tobacco Industry

Includes pages directly related to the tobacco industry under following themes;

Tobacco Industry Activities

Includes pages on tobacco industry actions and strategies under following themes;

Tobacco Industry Arguments and Responses

Includes pages on responses and reactions of the tobacco industry under following themes;

Institutions Linked to the Tobacco Industry

Includes pages on institutions reported to date to have had any interactions with tobacco industry or their proxies under following themes;

Individuals associated with the Tobacco Industry

Includes pages on politicians, government officials, celebrities, academics, researchers, professionals and other public/popular figures to have had any interaction reported to date with tobacco industry under following categories;

Individuals and Institutions Interfering in Tobacco Control

Include pages on individuals and institutions that opposed or took action to delay tobacco control policies or actions or propagated the interests of the tobacco industry, however, with no proven link with the tobacco industry to date.




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Strict Referencing Policy

Information published in tobaccounmasked.lk adheres to a strict referencing policy. You can find the sources of information under the resources list at the end of each post. The posts developed by reporters are edited by the Editor and peer reviewed before publication.

Reproduction and Distribution of Published Material

You are free to copy and redistribute the material for non commerical use with appropriate credit to the CCT. Please acknowledge CCT as the copyright holder by stating: "This material is reproduced from tobaccounmasked.lk. Copyright, Centre for Combating Tobacco and used under permission of the Centre for Combating Tobacco. All rights reserved."

Suggested citation: Centre for Combating Tobacco, Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo. TobaccoUnmasked, 2017, Available at http://tobaccounmasked.lk/index.php?title=Main_Page, Accessed (date accessed).

Acknowledgments

CCT wishes to acknowledge the library of the Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) Sri Lanka for providing literature to develop TobaccoUnmasked posts.

TobaccoUnmasked Hotline on Article 5.3 violations

Our hotlines (+94) 076 923 3435 and (+94) 011 258 1571 are open for you to report violations of FCTC Article 5.3 or any other industry activity to influence policy development or implementation at any level.

Contact Us

You can contribute by providing information or as a free-lance investigative reporter. We also welcome your feedback and suggestions to improve TobaccoUnmasked. Please contact us on tobaccounmasked@gmail.com