Sri Lanka

In 2012, the Sri Lanka Ministry of Health issued regulations requiring 80% pictorial health warnings on all cigarette packages. These regulations were challenged by the tobacco industry, and in May 2014, the Sri Lanka Court of Appeal ordered the Ministry to amend the regulations and reduce the allocated warning size to 50% to 60% of the package. On July 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka approved the revised regulations and ordered the Ceylon Tobacco Company to display pictorial health warnings that cover 60% of the front and back panels of all packages by January 1, 2015.

Legislation and Regulations

Sri Lanka’s Legislation Library