At the request made by the Naval & Maritime Academy, Naval Base, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council (Council) conducted an educational course for 20 Engineering Mechanic Sailors who are currently following a ‘Nuclear, Biological,Chemical Defence, Damage control including firefighting advanced cource at NBCD school of Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee. As per the above request, the Council conducted one day educational course on 09th October 2018 from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. The purpose of this course was to enhance their knowledge on Radiation and Nuclear Technology and to obtain details of activities of the Council. Officers of the Council made presentations on basic radiation physics, biological effects of radiation, radiation sources used in Sri Lanka and security of them, emergency preparedness and response and application of nuclear technology. A demonstration of radiation measuring instruments and practical exercise on use of instruments for radiation & contamination measurement were also conducted.

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At the request made by the Sri Lanka Air Force, Colombo, Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council (SLAERC) conducted an educational course for 49 trainee fire fighters of Air Force. As per the above request, SLAERC conducted one day educational course on 06th September 2018 from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. The purpose of this course was to enhance their knowledge on Radiation and Nuclear Technology and to obtain details of activities of SLAERC. Officers of the SLAERC made presentations on basic radiation physics, biological effects of radiation, legal framework and basic requirements of SLAERC Act & regulations, emergency preparedness and response and application of nuclear technology. A demonstration of radiation measuring instruments and practical exercise were also conducted. 

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Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council (Council) participated in the above exhibition by arranging a stall to provide knowledge for students who are following A/L science stream, and to the people who are working in industrial and medical field of ionizing radiation and for awareness of the general public in X-ray images used for disease identification and safety of ionizing radiation.

In the Council exhibition stall, exhibits were displayed and posters were used to educate the above personnel on activities conducted by the Council.

Exhibits displayed at Council stall included

1. Model to explain basics of ionizing radiation and measurements of radioactivity & shielding effects

2. Radiological emergency equipment

3. Instruments used for physical protection of high activity radioactive sources

4. Methods for reduction of doses to workers.

During the exhibition students & public 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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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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At the request made by the Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee of Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council (SLAERC) conducted an educational course for trainee engineering mechanic sailors of Navy. As per the above request, SLAERC conducted one day educational course on 24th April 2018 from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. The purpose of this course was to enhance their knowledge on Radiation and Nuclear Technology and observe the activities of SLAERC. Officers of the SLAERC made presentations on basic radiation physics, biological effects of radiation, legal framework basic requirements of SLAERC Act & regulations, emergency preparedness and response and application of nuclear technology. A demonstration of radiation measuring instruments and practical exercise were also conducted. 18th trainee engineering mechanic sailors were participated.

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