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* Ceylon Tobacco files appeal in Sri Lanka Supreme Court against pictorial warning labels
Fri, May 23, 2014, 10:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 23, Colombo: The leading manufacturer of tobacco products in Sri Lanka, Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) said today that it has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court over a lower court ruling that mandated the company to display pictorial warnings on its cigarette packets.

The CTC, the Sri Lankan subsidiary of British American Tobacco said today in a stock market disclosure the ruling given by the Court of Appeal on May 12does not provide clear directions.

The lower court in its decision dismissed a writ application filed by CTC against government's legislation to include graphic warnings on smoking to cover 80 percent of the surface on cigarette packets but advised to reduce the space for the warnings.

In its judgment the Appeal Court has dealt with the regulation requiring pictorial health warnings by directing the Ministry of Health to amend it by allocating a surface between 50% and 60% on the packets for health warnings.

Such variation had been made on the basis of the Court recognizing the significance of trademarks to consumers as well as manufacturers, the CTC said.

"However, the judgment does not provide clear or adequate directions on the remaining requirement under the said regulation," the CTC said in a statement to the Colombo Stock Exchange.

"As a responsible corporate citizen, CTC is always compliant with all existing laws and regulations in the country," it noted.

Therefore, in these circumstances, the CTC said it has filed a Special Leave to Appeal in the Supreme Court.

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