Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council is the regulatory authority in Sri Lanka for control of radioactive & nuclear material. As the regulatory authority the Council has direct contact with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for matters connected with radiation safety, safeguards and import and export control of sources. And also the Council is the contact point for Sri Lanka for the following conventions.

In Force
Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident 1991-02-11 Accession:1991-01-11
Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency 1991-02-11 Accession:1991-01-11
Convention on Nuclear Safety 1999-11-09 Accession: 1999-08-11
Application of safeguards in connection with the treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons 1984-08-06

Signature: 1980-07-05

Entered into Force:



The Council has by lateral programs with United States of America under Global Material Security (GMS) programme which was started in 2009, under which the Council carries out activities to strengthen nuclear security in use, storage, and transport of sources.

Sri Lanka has signed 2 bi-lateral agreement with India and Pakistan on nuclear cooperation. The safety and security aspects of this agreements are coordinated by the Council.

At the moment Sri Lanka is considering signing a bi-lateral agreement with “Rosatom” of Russian Federation. Council also one stakeholder of this collaborative activities.