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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.

Seminar on Nuclear Technology –Matale

altThe above seminar organized by the Vidatha Centre Matale and Education Office, Matale Educational Zone was held on 11th September 2014 and the resource personnel were from Atomic Energy Authority , Ministry of Technology and Research.
About 300 students from seven schools in Matale educational zone participated in this seminar. After lighting the traditional oil lamp, the welcome speech was delivered by the Chief educational adviser, Matale Educational Zone,


The First Issue of the AEA e Magazine Launched

The first issue of the AEA e-magazine was launched by the Chairman, AEA, Dr. R.L. Wijayawardana at the AEA auditorium recently, in the presence of the AEA staff members.
The objective of publishing this e magazine was to make aware the students (science, commerce and arts, both in Schools and Universities) general public, professionals etc. on peaceful applications of nuclear technology.
As such this was distributed among schools, universities, individuals who are interested, government and nongovernment institutes etc.
According to the response received (from those who read the magazine) it was a great success.
Those who wish to get the first and next issues please contact:

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Phone: 011 2533427-8


Isotope and Chemical Investigation of Groundwater in Dehiaththakandiya-Girandurukotte area; a CKDu Endemic Zone in Dry Zone

Chronic kidney disease has become a major public health problem in the North Central Province in Sri Lanka and it has been spreaded to Uwa, North-West and Central provinces. The new form of this disease is identified as chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu). In 2008, the World Health Organization together with the Ministry of Healthcare & Nutrition launched a National Research program for CKDu to resolve this public health issue. The other Government and non Government organizations and institutes are also carrying out research on the above issue and none of them has identified the exact cause for CKDu yet. But many research revealed that there is a connection between CKDu and the water used for domestic purposes. Most of the people in these areas use groundwater from shallow wells for dinking, cooking and other domestic purposes.


Orphan Source Search programmeat Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centre, Makandura, Gonawila.


alt= height=An orphan source search programme was carried out in August 2014 at Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centre, Makandura, Gonawila by the Division of Radiation Protection & Regulations, Atomic Energy Authority (AEA).
The objective of this program was to find out the orphan radioactive sources which were out of regulatory control. This site was selected due to the prior involvement of use of radioactive materials in 1980 s. The information of use of the material was found from the internet while scrutinizing the research paper published in late 1980 for postgraduate programmes.
One source was very old and nobody knew that the container contains a radioactive source. This source search helped to regaining control over two sources that were out of regulatory control.


District Awareness Programme on Disaster Management

altThe Disaster Management Center is taking measures to educate and aware Government and Non-Governmental senior officers of each district on natural and manmade disasters significant to each district. Jaffna district awareness programme was held in District Secretariat in Jaffna on 12th August 2014.


The AEA is to host Regional Training Course on Multivariate statistics and use of on-line toolbox: Application of Stable Isotope and Trace Element Analyses for Food Traceability Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13 - 24 October 2014

The Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has made arrangements to conduct the above Regional Training Course (RTC)  which is organized under the scheduled activities of the project:IAEA/RAS/5/062 –Building Technological Capability for Food Traceability and Food Safety Control Systems through the Use of Nuclear Analytical Techniques.


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