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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.

Stable Isotope Analysis for Rice in Sri Lanka

International Symposium on Food Safety and Quality: Applications of Nuclear and Related Techniques, Vienna, Austria 10 – 13 November 2014


Life Sciences division presented the following poster at the symposium.

Download the Poster- Stable Isotope Analysis for Rice in Sri Lanka: A Possible Method for Geographic Origin Discrimination


Accreditation of XRF Laboratory in Life Sciences Division, Atomic Energy Authority

test123Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) in accordance with the procedure for granting of accreditation has decided to renew accreditation of  XRF laboratory with successful completion of assessment and necessary follow up action,  based on ISO 17025; 2005.



Field Visit in Dehiaththakandiya


Isotope Hydrology staff visited Dehiaththakandiya area from 15th August to 18th August 2014. This field visit was organized under the “Isotope and Chemical Investigation of Groundwater in Dehiaththakandiya and Girandurukotte; the CKDu Endemic Zone in Dry Zone” which is funded by International Water Management Institute (IWMI). The purpose of this field visit was to collect groundwater and surface water for isotope (Deuterium, Oxygen-18 and Tritium) and chemical analysis including heavy metals.

The main objective of this project is to investigate the occurrence and dynamics of groundwater with its quality in different groundwater regimes.


Opening of the National Centre for Non Destructive Testing (NCNDT)

altThe National Centre for Non Destructive Testing (NCNDT) was declared open by the Minister of Economic Development Honouralble Basil Rajapakse on the invitation of the Minister of Technology and Research Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka on 14th October 2014.
This centre will cater for the development in all most all the industries in the country (petrochemical, boiler and pressure vessels, construction etc.) which are using machinery and steel fabrications. The critical areas of these machinery and steel fabrications such as engine components, pressure vessels, boilers, pipe lines, tubes etc. have to be tested periodically for their safety and quality. In addition there are several large and medium scale projects using steel fabrications such as high roof buildings, oil tanks, boilers, planes, ships, etc. These also have to be checked for quality.


Regional Training Course

altThe Regional Training Course on “Applications of Stable Isotope and Trace Element Analysis for Food Traceability : Multivariate Statistics and Use of On-Line Toolbox" was held in Colombo, organized and hosted by the Atomic Energy Authority in collaboration with the IAEA, under the Project RAS/5/062, from 13th to 24th October 2014.
At the opening ceremony, addressing the gathering Mr. D.G.L.Wickramanayake, Director General of the AEA, said he wish to  welcome all those present, including 27 foreign participants representing 17 Member States, IAEA staff members, local participant and observers.
On behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka and in particular, the Atomic Energy Authority, Mr.Wickramanayake expressed his sincere appreciation to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for giving the opportunity to host the Regional training course on Multivariate statistics and use of on-line toolbox under the activities of RAS/5/062: Building Technological Capability for Food Traceability and Food Safety Control Systems Through the Use of Nuclear Analytical Techniques.


The House –Warming Ceremony of the National Centre for Non Destructive Testing

altThe House - Warming Ceremony of the National Centre for Non-Destructive Testing ( NCNDT) was held on 6th October 2014 with the chanting of Seth Pirith by Maha Sanga at the  auspicious time which occurred at about 11.45 am.

It was a soft opening and staff members including the Chairman participated at the simple ceremony.

The grand opening will be held on 14th October 2014 with the participation of Ministers, diplomats and AEA staff members.


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