Label Rules

Directory launched in the presence of Jagath Perera, CA Sri Lanka President, Manil Jayesinghe, CA Sri Lanka Vice President, Harsha Basnayake, Ernst & Young Asia Pacific Transaction Advisory Managing Partner, Aruni Rajakarier, Chairperson of the CA Sri Lanka Women Empowerment Committee, Anoji De Silva, Alternate Chair of the Women Empowerment Committee and Dulani Fernando, CA Sri Lanka CEO

May 25, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Tobacco Company Plc, a unit of British American Tobacco said it had gone to Supreme Court again over new labeling regulations, shortly after a court ruling that allowed graphical warnings. The recent court ruling allowed graphic labels covering 50 to 60 percent of the area of a pack which requires health ministry rules to be re-issued.

Ceylon Tobacco Company said in a stock exchange filing that the judgment did not give “clear or adequate directions on the remaining requirements” of the regulation.

It had filed a special leave to appeal in the Supreme Court, Friday.