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Atomic Energy Authority

The Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) of Sri Lanka is a Statutory Body functioning under the Ministry of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy and was established by the Atomic Energy Authority Act No.19 of 1969.

Radiation and Radioisotope Technology which has a wide range of applications in many areas can make a significant contribution to the development of medical, agricultural, industrial, energy and environmental sectors in Sri Lanka. The Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) has the responsibility of facilitating the utilization of this technology in the above-mentioned sectors and ensuring that all uses of radiation and radioisotopes are carried out according to the internationally accepted safety standards.

We are the Atomic Energy Authority of Sri Lanka, the apex body …

  • On promotion of peaceful applications of nuclear technology contributing to socio-economic and environmental development in Sri Lanka.

  • Responsible for implementing regulatory programmes conforming to international standards on radiation safety and security to ensure protection of Sri Lankan community from unwarranted exposure to ionizing radiation.
  • Contributing to socio-economic and environmental development in Sri Lanka.

Exercise “Tempest Express-24”, Staff Planning workshop

The Multinational Planning Augmentation Team (MPAT) Tempest Express staff planning workshop was held in Colombo from 1-9 April 2014.
The theme workshop is for strategic, operational and tactical level planning for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) disaster management in support of both the Sri Lankan government and US Pacific Command.


Training course on Radiological/Nuclear Emergency Response

The programme for the preparedness for radiological/nuclear emergency response launched by the Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) consists of the training of various categories of government officials for radiological/nuclear emergency response. The AEA decided to establish a special unit or task force with trained Army officials as first responders in case of a radiological/nuclear emergency.

A three day training course was conducted by the AEA from 26 to 28 March 2014 at Army Cantonment, Panagoda. This training course consisted of lectures and exercisers on radiological emergency response. Twenty six army officers were participated in this training course.


Discussions between Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), India and Atomic Energy Authority (AEA), Sri Lanka

Dr. R.L. Wijyawardana, Chairman, Atomic Energy Authority of Sri Lanka visited Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), India, from 12-14 March 2014 in order to discuss matters pertaining to AEA, Sri Lanka especially in the field of Isotope Hydrology. Mr. D. G. L. Wickramanayake, Director General (AEA), Mr. E. A. V. N. Edirisinghe, Senior Scientific Officer, Isotope Hydrology Section (AEA) also accompanied the Chairman, AEA, on the  invitation of Dr. R.K. Sinha, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission (DAC) and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, India. The BARC team comprised of Dr. Gursharan Singh, Associate Director (I), RC & I Group,Dr. H.J. Pant, SO/G, Smt. ArchanaDeodhar, SO/G, Sh. Suman Sharma, SO/F and Dr. Noble Jacob, SO/F from Isotope Applications & Radio Pharmaceutical Division.


Annual Educational Exhibition at St. Anthony’s College, Kandy

An educational exhibition titled “Renaissance 2014” was organized and held by the St. Anthony’s College, Kandy, at its’ school premises from 3rd – 5th April 2014. This is an annual event and this year it was held during 3days including a Saturday on the request of neighboring schools and well wishers of the St. Anthony’s college.
The AEA also participated in this exhibition and its stall included exhibits on radiation protection, basic radiation, radiation applications and nuclear power elaborating subjects in the Nuclear Science Component of the A/L Physics.  


New Vacancies of Atomic Energy Authority

Applicantions are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the following posts

  • Post of Plant Operational Manager
  • Post of Board Secretary/Legal Officer - Grade II
  • Post of Scientific Officer - Grade II
  • Post of Finance Officer - Grade II
  • Post of Technical Assistant - Grade III

Closing date is 28th of April 2014

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Cultural Show at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI)

The Ministry of Technology and Research, implemented a program to evaluate the performance of the Director Generals’ of the institutes, under the Ministry, and Dr.L.N.Seneweera , Director General (DG) of the Sri Lanka Standard Institute, has been acclaimed the best.
In order to felicitate Dr. Seneweera for his hard work, the Ministry organized a special ceremony at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, on 31st March 2014 and each institute presented a cultural event.



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