Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council functions under the Ministry of Power & Energy and Minister in charge of the subject of Atomic Energy is Honourable Mahinda Amaraweera. He was the former Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development for the period of 2015-2019
Secretary to the Ministry of Power & Energy
Ms. Wasantha Perera is the Secretary of Ministry of Power & Energy. Prior to this she has served as the Secretary to the Ministries of Health and Science, Technology & Vocational Training. She is an officer of Sri Lanka Administrative Service (SLAS). Having worked in many different disciplines she has served in key positions in the Ministries of Finance, Defense and Foreign Affairs.
Dr. D.M.S. Dissanayake has been appointed as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council with effect from 6th January,2020. Dr. Dissanayake has served as the Director General of Mahaweli Development Authority, Director General of National Transport Commission, Director of Human and Institutional Development of Mahaweli Development Authority and the Deputy Director of Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance.
Dr. Dissanayake has obtained his First degree, Master degree and Ph.D at the University of Kelaniya.
Governing Body of the Regulatory Council
The Act has given powers to the Minister under section 14 of the Act to appoint Chairman and members to the Regulator Council. The Regulatory Council shall consist of five members including the Chairman as follows,
- Three persons who are experts in the field of nuclear science and technology or radiation protection
- One person who has experience in legal aspects connected with or relating to the objectives of the Council;
- A senior officer not below the rank of an Additional Secretary or a Director of the Ministry of the Minister assigned the subject of Environment nominated by such Minister.
Mr. H.L.Anil Ranjith, was appointed as the first Director General of the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council on 3rd November, 2015.He has obtained his first degree in BSc (Physical Science) with an honour in 1985 from the University of Colombo and an MSc degree in Nuclear Science in 1996 from the University of Colombo.read more