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May 2014 26
Ceylon Tobacco files appeal application to Supreme Court

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC), the unit of British American Tobacco, which holds a monopoly on tobacco products in Sri Lanka, said it is making an appeal to the Supreme Court over the judgment...

May 2014 24
Ceylon Tobacco goes to SC seeking "clarity"

The Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC), clarifying its stance on the recent court decision on cigarettes packing regulations, Friday said that the judgment had not provided "clear or adequate directions...

May 2014 13
Court rules 50-60% of pack for pictorial warning, not 80%

The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled that between 50-60% of printable areas on cigarette packs must have pictorial warnings depicting the risk of smoking. The ruling fell short of the Ministry of...

May 2014 12
Display area of cigarette packs to be covered by pictorial...

The Court of Appeal yesterday directed the Health authorities to suitably amend the regulation to have pictorial warnings printed on 50-60% of the display areas of packets of cigarettes..

Apr 2014 06
Police seize fake Microsoft goods in raids

Sri Lankan Police has successfully conducted several raids against distributors, re-sellers and importers of counterfeit Microsoft certificates of authenticity (‘COA’). Based on results secured...

Apr 2014 03
Police seize fake Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity...

Follows back to back raids against retailer, distributor and importer employing new tactic of selling fake authenticity stickers to mislead consumers into buying PCs with pirated software as...

Apr 2014 03
US top court considers patent protections for software

Reuters: US Supreme Court justices gave little indication on Monday they would set new guidelines on patent eligibility of software. From their questions during an hour-long oral argument, the...