At the invitation of CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and radiological) unit of Sri Lanka Air Force, Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council conducted a workshop on nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness and response for officers of CBRN unit at Sri Lanka Air Force, Katunayake on 11th and 12th June 2018. Workshop included lectures, table top exercise and field exercise in radiological incident response.

The lectures were conducted by Mr. K.K.P.I.K. Kadadunna, Deputy Director/National emergency Coordinator and Mrs. K.G.K.U. Gamage, Scientific Officer who has vast experience on emergency response procedures and first responder duties. Mr. W.M.D.M. Piyarathna, Scientific officer assisted to conduct table top exercise and field exercise. He also conducted demonstration of use of the radiation survey instruments. Participants were very interactive and participated in discussion actively.

A table top exercise and a field exercise on “real time response to radiological emergency” using simulated radiological accident was conducted. All the participants were divided into several response groups and all performed their role and Council instructors provided the guidance to perform the exercise. It was a very successful session that all the participants obtained an experience of real time response to emergency. This is an example for assistance given by the Regulatory Council to train stakeholders in Sri Lanka as the lead technical organization responsible for management of nuclear or radiological emergencies.

At the end of the second session a discussion was held to discuss the outcome of the training.

 

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