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The Atomic Energy Board (AEB) of Sri Lanka is a Statutory Body functioning under the Ministry of Power and Energy which was established by the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Act No.40 of 2014.Radiation and Radioisotope Technology has a wide range of applications in many fields that can make a significant contribution to the development of medical, agricultural, industrial, energy and environmental sectors in Sri Lanka. The Atomic Energy Board (AEB) has the responsibility of facilitating the utilization of this technology in the above-mentioned sectors in Sri Lanka.

New Act of Sri Lanka Atomic Energy

The ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY (AEA) which was established by the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Authority Act, Number 19 of 1969, has been repealed and two institutions – The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board and The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council, have been established by the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Act, No. 40 of 2014. The new Act was published as a Supplement to Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of November 07th, 2014.

Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Act, No. 40 of 2014 certified on 04th November, 2014, empowers the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board (AEB) to carry out activities to promote and encourage the use of Nuclear Science and Technology for national development purposes; while the Atomic Energy Regulatory Council for the regulation of practices involving ionizing radiation, the safety and security of sources and the Non- Proliferation of nuclear weapons and the safeguards.

The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board permits the beneficial and peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology in health, industry, environment and agriculture, for national development within Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council ensures adequate protection of individuals, society and the environment now and in the future, against the potentially harmful effects of ionizing radiation and for the safety and security of radiation sources, by the establishment and maintenance of a regulatory control system, including the adoption of standards, licensing system, inspection and enforcement to govern all practices involving ionizing radiation.

The New Act fulfills obligations of the government of Sri Lanka under relevant international instruments in the field of nuclear energy entered into by Sri Lanka, and in particular the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the Safeguards Agreements.The new Act came into operation on 1st January 2015.

 

Workshop on Introduction to Digital Radiology

altOne day workshop on “Introduction to Digital Radiology” was held on 07th April 2015 at the National Centre for Non Destructive Testing (NCNDT)

Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board established the NCNDT with the objective of further promoting NDT technology in the country, to support consistent technological development through improving productivity of the industry.
Film radiography is still in use in many industries due to their high spatial resolution needed to detect very small defects. However, new generation of digital detectors have become more sensitive and have become equal to film radiography, since they have similar performance and defect sensitivity for many applications.

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Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the SLAEB building at Malabe

Due to the expansion project of the Baseline Road, the Road Development Authority has requested the SLAEB, to vacate the present building at Orugodawatta, by June 2016 and UDA has given a land to construct a new building at Malabe in the “Science Park”. When the SLAEB is relocated in the above site the present building will be abolished. The SLAEB has taken steps to construct the new building in the above site and the foundation laying ceremony was held at the “Science Park” at Malabe on 2nd April 2015 at the auspicious time which was at about 10.00 am.

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Indo Sri Lanka Civil Nuclear Agreement

Hon. Minister's speech at last Cabinet Briefing on 19th Feb, on Indo-Lanka Civil Nuclear Agreement 

The Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of India signed a bilateral agreement on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy in New Delhi on 16th February 2015, during the state visit of President Maithreepala Sirisena to India. The deliberation on drafting this agreement has begun in way back in 2012 and three bilateral consultation meetings between India and Sri Lanka were held on October 2012, May 2014 and October 2014.

The signed bilateral agreement has been focused more on peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and Multilateral Conventions signed by both India and Sri Lanka on nuclear and radiological emergency notification & assistance, have made provisions for notifications & assistance to affected States in case of an emergency.Forms of cooperation under this agreement will be education and training of Sri Lankan scientists and engineers, exchange of experts, consultations on scientific and technological issues, joint studies and research, supply of radioactive material, equipment and services and transfer and exchange of scientific & technical knowledge and expertise.It is envisaged to transfer and exchange of knowledge, expertise, sharing of resources, capacity building, sharing of experience and training of personnel, in relation to the following areas.

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Radiographic Testing Level I

National Center of Non Destructive testing

Radiographic Testing Level 01

 

 

Indo Sri Lanka Civil Nuclear Agreement

altThe Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of India signed a bilateral agreement on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy in New Delhi on 16th February 2015, during the state visit of President Maithreepala Sirisena to India. The deliberation on drafting this agreement has begun in way back in 2012 and three bilateral consultation meetings between India and Sri Lanka were held on October 2012, May 2014 and October 2014.
The signed bilateral agreement has been  focused  more on peaceful uses of nuclear energy,  and Multilateral Conventions signed by both India and Sri Lanka on nuclear and radiological emergency notification & assistance, have made provisions for notifications & assistance to affected States in case of an emergency.

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New Chairman of Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board (SLAEB) assumed duties

altThe new Chairman of SLAEB, Mr. Lakshitha Jayawardhana, Attorney-at-Law, assumed duties at SLAEB premises on 30th January 2015 at the auspicious time which fell at 10.30 am, while Maha Sanga chanted Seth Pirith.
Minister of  Power and Energy, Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka and Minister of Justice and Labour Relations Hon. Dr. Wijayadasa Rajapakshe; PC, were also present on the occasion.
Later the new Chairman addressed the staff members at the auditorium of the SL AEB.

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