The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) is the pioneer government institution which was established by the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act, No. 27 of 2006 for the purpose of enactment of the legal aspects for alcohol and tobacco prevention in Sri Lanka. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) of the World Health Organization is the first Global Health Treaty which was developed by countries in the year 2003, in responses to the globalization of tobacco epidemic.

Sri Lanka has been constantly addressing the issue of tobacco and Alcohol and we are one of the very first countries that ratified the WHO FCTC, which is a legally binding treaty, where countries are bound to implement evidence-based tobacco control measures.




  • To identifying the policies on protecting Public Health.
  • To elimination of tobacco and alcohol related harm through the assessment and monitoring of the production, marketing and consumption of tobacco products and alcohol products.
  • To make provision discouraging persons especially children from smoking or consuming alcohol by curtailing their access to tobacco products and alcohol products.
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