His excellency Mr.Yukiya Amano, Director General of the IAEA has officially visited Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council on 15.03.2018. A Special function Was held at the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council (Council) with participation of all SLAERC & SLAEB staff members on that date to honour the Director General of IAEA. The State Minister of Power & Renewable Energy Hons. Mr.Ajith.P.Perera and Dr. Suren Batagoda, the Secretary of the Ministry also attended to this special occasion. Mr.Lakshitha Jayawardane, Chairman of SLAEB delivered welcome speech and explain the objective of this memorable occasion.

Mr.Anil Ranjith, Director General of the Council presented the regulatory infrastructure in Sri Lanka and he also stated that the future assistance from IAEA required to develop the regulatory system in Sri Lanka. The State Minister also addressed the gathering and he thanked to IAEA for supporting Sri Lanka to development of nuclear technology in various aspects.

His excellency Mr. Yukiya Amano addressing the gathering stated that IAEA always cooperate with Sri Lankan authorities to development of the nuclear technology and also he stated that IAEA would support to SLAERC for achieving  future goals. Dr. Saman Hewamana , (Chairman of the council) delivered vote of thank to the gathering.

First stakeholder meeting for reviewing the draft National Nuclear or radiological Emergency Management Plan (EMP) was held on 02.02.2018 at SLAERC. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the drafted EMP and obtain views of the stakeholders of this EMP.

EMP was drafted by SLAERC as per mandated given in section 58(1) and (2) of the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Act No. 40 of 2014. This EMP is necessary requirement as per the Disaster Management Act no 13 of 2005. Disaster Management Center (DMC) recognized SLAERC as the main technical organization in National Emergency Operation Plan (NEOP) to respond radiological emergencies occurred in Sri Lanka and Nuclear emergencies occurred in neighboring countries.

Representatives from following stakeholder agencies have been participated in the meeting and the fruitful discussion were held on emergency management plan.

  • Disaster Preparedness and response Division, Ministry of Health
  • Sri Lanka Coast Guard
  • Disaster Management Center
  • Department of Police
  • Department of Meteorology
  • Municipal Fire Department
  • Sri Lanka Navy
  • Sri Lanka Air Force
  • Sri Lanka Customs
  • Sri Lanka Ports Authority
  • Airport Aviation Sri Lanka Ltd;
  • Import & Export Control Department
  • National Water Supply & Drainage Board
  • Sri Lanka Airlines Ltd;
  • National Aquatic Resource Research & Development Agency (NARA)
  • Government Analyst’s Department
  • Central Environment Authority
  • Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka Transport Board
  • Sri Lanka Army
  • Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board

Dr. Saman Hewamana , Chairman SLAERC attended the inauguration Session of this meeting and speak about his interest to establish the EMP.  Mr.Anil Ranjith, Director General, SLAERC attended the  inauguration  session and delivered opening  remarks giving importance of having this EMP. Mr. Prageeth kadadunna, Deputy Director responsible for drafting this EMP conducted introductory presentations on EMP and held the discussion. Fruitful discussion was held among the stakeholders regarding EMP. All were agreed to provide their comments within a month. After reviewing this EMP with the comments provided by stakeholders, SLAERC is planning to conduct a workshop with the participation of Incident Emergency Center (IEC) of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expects to review the draft. Final draft will be submitted to Disaster Management Council for approval.





A workshop on Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Emergency Response was organized by Sri Lanka Navy at the Naval & Maritime Academy in Trincomalee on 29th and 30th November 2017.

Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council (Council) was invited by Sri Lanka Navy to conduct the lectures and field exercise in nuclear and radiological incident response to CBRN group.

As an initial step the Council has conducted the lectures on 21st November 2017 at welisara Navy base to allocate more time for a practical session at trincomalee.

Mr. H.L. Anil Ranjith, the Director General of the Council was the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the workshop. He delivered a key note speech on “The role of Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council for controlling of uses of radioactive material and non-proliferation of nuclear material in Sri Lanka. This was useful and interesting speech for navy personnel to obtain the background of CBRN incidents.

The Council has conducted a field exercise on “Disperse of radioactive material scenario at the port” which helped to CBRN personnel of SL Navy to obtain knowledge and practical experience as first responders.

A Panel discussion has also been held to discuss their CBRN issues. Mr. Anil Ranjith is one of the panel member and he resolved the CBRN issues made by Sri Lanka navy participants and provided them a good understanding of possible effects from a nuclear power plant accident in neighboring country and required equipment to continue their CBRN work.

Mr. Prageeth Kadadunna, Mr. Kapila De Silva, Mr. Neel Fernando, Mr. Sumith Kolambage (Deputy Directors) and Mr. Jayantha Hirimuthugoda, Mr. Malinda Piyarathna (Scientific Officers) were attended as guest lecturers and instructors from the Council. 







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.