Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council (Council) is planning to conduct the above training course from 13th -16th June 2017 at the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council.


The purpose of this training course is to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge on the new regulatory and enforcement system described in the new Atomic Energy Act and to strengthen the awareness of radiation safety in personnel who use radioactive sources in industry and research fields.


The Council licence holders in Industrial and research field are invited to nominate up to two suitably qualified persons to attend the above training course. The application form and prospectus of this training course are attached herewith for necessary information.


A fee of Rs. 7,000.00 will be charged from each participant to cover the expenses of the training materials, lunch and refreshment.


Duly filled attached applications should be forwarded to the Director General, Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council,

977/18, Bulugaha Junction, Kelaniya on or before 15th May 2017. Advance nominations can be sent by fax to. 0112987857.


Contact Persons:       


1.     Mr. Prageeth Kadadunna, Course Director

                Tel. 011-2987860, 071-8330846

   2.     Mrs. Kaushalya Gamage, Course Coordinator

             Tel. 011-2987860, 071-8305749

Application form & prospector can be downloaded from here.


Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council (SLAERC) participated in the above exhibition by arranging a stall to provide knowledge for school children & public on nuclear technology and radiation protection. The SLAERC has arranged stalls at the following schools,

  1. Royal College, Polonnaruwa ( during 23rd – 24th Sept. 2016)
  2. Pindeniya vidyachakrawarthi Central College, Kegalle (during 21st -22nd Oct. 2016)
  3. St.Johne’s National College, Panadura (on 28th Oct. 2016)

In the SLAERC exhibition stalls, exhibits were displayed and posters were used to educate the school children & Public on activities conducted by the SLAERC.

Exhibits displayed at SLAERC stall included

  • Model of X-Ray facility
  • Model of measurements of radioactivity & shielding effects
  • Radiological emergency equipment
  • Instruments used for physical protection of high activity radioactive sources

During the exhibition at above schools, children were able to get knowledge on regulatory control programme established in Sri Lanka,measurement of radiation, radiation shieldings, x-ray machines and their safety features, use of measuring equipment in case of radiological emergencies and physical protection instruments used for security of high activity radioactive sources.

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Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council (SLAERC) is planning to conduct the training course on above subject from 7th – 9th December 2016 at SLAERC.

Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council (SLAERC) is designated as the national warning point (NWP) and the national competent authority for responding to nuclear or radiological emergency that occur in or affect to Sri Lanka. Since there is no proper structure to coordinate among stakeholders for preparedness and respond to nuclear or radiological emergency, it was decided by the SLAERC to organize a training course on the above subject in collaboration with the Emergency Center (IEC) of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for all stakeholders whose coordination are paramount important for preparedness and response to a radiological or nuclear emergency.

The Purpose of this training is to;

  • Provide participants with information on emergency preparedness and response during radiological or nuclear emergency.
  • Provide details on how SLAERC coordinate with other relevant agencies during radiological emergency as a national warning point and the role of IAEA and their member states during emergency as per conventions of Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident and Assistance in the case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency.
  • Establish the national response coordination group from representatives from all related technical agencies to be involved in preparedness and response during radiological emergency in Sri Lanka.

The training course will be held in SLAERC auditorium. It will consist of lectures and exercises which will be conducted by an IAEA expert and local lecturers.

Nominations have been requested from following institutes which are identified as supporting technical agencies to respond nuclear or radiological emergencies. The uses of category I radioactive source are also invited to participate in this training course.

Supporting technical agencies/First responders Category I radioactive source users
Disaster Management Center Sri Lanka Gamma Center
Disaster Prevention Unit, Ministry of Health Ansell Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd
Sri Lanka Police Dept. of Radiotherapy, Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama
Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board Dept. of Radiotherapy, Teaching Hospital, Kandy
Fire Service Department CMC Dept. of Radiotherapy, Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura
Sri Lankan Airline Ltd Dept. of Radiotherapy, Base Hospital, Tellippalai
Civil Aviation Authority
Airport & Aviation Services Sri Lanka Ltd
Department of Immigration and Emigration
Department of Import and Export Control
Department of Meteorology
National Water and Drainage Board
National Disaster Relief Service
Department of Civil Security
Sri Lanka Coast Guard
Board of Investment Sri Lanka




The AERC held a seminar for its licence holders on the 26thof May 2015, to inform them of the new licencing procedure prepared according to the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act No. 40 of 2014.  

Chairman Prof. Prinath Dias gave an overview of the new Act.  He spoke about the history of the nuclear technology programme of Sri Lanka, the reasons for the new Act, the functions and the structure of the AERC and the salient features of the Act. 

Mr. H.L. Anil Ranjith, the Director of the AERC, gave a detailed description of the regulatory regime of the new Act.  He spoke about the licencing and inspection requirements, appeal procedures, safety and security of radioactive sources and other main regulatory functions.

Mr. T.H.S. Thenuwara, the Deputy Director of the AERC, provided the details of the procedures for notifications, assessments and licensing of practices.  His presentation included requirements for exemptions, requirements for notifications, licence applications and their structure and requirements for approval of plans.

A number of issues raised by the licencees was clarified during the discussion that followed the presentations.  76 licencees participated.

The AERC came into existence on the 1st of January 2015, in accordance with the Gazette notification to this effect.  Prof. M. Prinath Dias, a former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Authority was appointed as the Chairman of the Council, and Prof. R. Hewammana, Prof. T.R. Ariyaratne, The late Ms. Sriyangani Fernanado and Mr. Gamini Gamage were appointed as Council Members. The first meeting of the Council was held on the 2nd of January.

The AERC commenced its operations with a scientific staff of 10 and a support staff of 8. An additional cadre of 26 scientific and support staff has been requested.  The AERC is presently located temporarily at the NCNDT Centre of the Atomic Energy Board at Kelaniya, and plans to move to a permanent location in the near future.