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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ENERGY AUTHORITY (AEA) which was established by the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Authority Act, Number 19 of 1969, has been repealed and two institutions – The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board and The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council, have been established by the Sri Lanka Atomic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.


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Request Project Concept Proposal for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)/Regional Cooperative Agreement (RCA) project Cycle - 2018/2019

The Regional Cooperative Agreement (RCA) is an intergovernmental agreement for the East Asia & Pacific Region, under the auspices of the IAEA, in which the Government Parties undertake, in cooperation with each other and with the IAEA to promote and coordinate cooperative Research, Development (R&D) and training projects in nuclear science and technology through their appropriate national institutions. 

RCA projects have significantly contributed in a number of priority areas vital to regional socio-economic development, such as agriculture, health care, industry and environmental protection. 

Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board (SLAEB) is requesting RCA Project Proposal Concept Papers for 2018/19 RCA project cycle.  



Conducted by NCNDT in Collaboration with National Certification Body (NCB) of Indian Society for Non Destructive Testing (ISNT).

• NCB- ISNT has been recognized by ASNT as cooperative member of ASNT from 1986.

• NCB- ISNT is playing a key role in international harmonization of training and certification of NDT.



Field Activity in Padaviya

SAM 6234Isotope Hydrology Section of the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board successfully completed the second sampling session in Padaviya, under the contract project awarded by International Water Management Institute. Isotope Hydrology Section works on groundwater dynamics and its relation to Chronic Kidney Disease unknown (CKDu) in Padaviya. SAM 6247 






National Training Course on Basic Mutation Breeding Techniques for Crop Improvement 20-24 July, 2015 at Field Crops Research and Development Institute, Mahailluppallama

20150723 104054The National training course on “Basic Mutation Breeding Techniques for Crop Improvement” was successfully held from 20-24 July, 2015 at Field Crops Research and Development Institute, Mahailluppallama. The training course was organized under the activities of IAEA Technical Cooperation Project 5045 titled “Establishment of National Centre for Nuclear Agriculture”. The training course was organized by the Department of Agriculture in collaboration with Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board.


National “Drug Prevention” Programme -2015

IMG 2992An awareness programme on drug prevention was conducted by Mr. Chamara Pradeep Karunaratne, Prevention Education and Training Sector Officer of National Dangerous Drug Control Board (NDDCB) on  04th August 2015 at Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board (SLAEB).   This programme has been organized in line with  the National Drug Prevention Programme which is island-wide launched  under the directive of H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena with the theme of Drug Free Country’.


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