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 Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board

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ENERGY AUTHORITY (AEA) which was established by the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Authority Act, Number 19 of 1969, has been repealed and two institutions – The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board and The Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council, have been established by the Sri Lanka Atomic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

 

Vacancy for the post of Project Secretary

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post of Project Secretary

 

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified citizens of Sri Lanka for the following posts

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Post of Director (Sri Lanka Gamma Centre) / Post Director (Industrial Applications)
Post of Assistant Director (International Cooperation)
Post of Plant Operational Manager

 

Regional Workshop on the “Application the of the Radioactive Waste Management Registry (RWMR)”

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The Regional Workshop on the “Application of the Radioactive Waste Management Registry (RWMR)” was held at the Hotel Galadari from 24th to 28th April 2017. This was organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in cooperation with the Government of Sri Lanka through the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board (SLAEB). Thirty five (35) participants from nineteen (19) countries of Asia Pacific Region were participated in this event.

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Newly appointed Director General of SLAEB

Mr. Vajira Ariyaratna WADUGE has been appointed as the Director-General of the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board (SLAEB) since February 2017.

Mr. Waduge, graduated from the University of Peradeniya majoring Chemistry and then obtained his Master Degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Colombo. He has also been awarded with one year Fellowship at the European Joint Research Centre (JRC/Euroatom), in Italy, another year at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI), in Japan, three months Fellowship in Analytical Chemistry at the Faculty of Physics and Nuclear Techniques of University of Krakow, Poland, and three months fellowship at the Seibursdorf laboratories of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. Additionally, he gained technical knowledge & research experience on the use of Nuclear Science and Technology through the participation in training courses and workshops organized by IAEA.

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IAEA Expert mission to develop strategies for finding clean water for CKDu (Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology) affected zones in Sri Lanka

201702071221150Isotope Hydrology Section of the SLAEB has also carried out studies in the CKDu affected The IAEA expert Dr. Hamid Marah from Morocco visited SLAEB during 6th - 10th February 2017 under IAEA/RCA project; RAS/7/030. The objective of the expert mission is to design research methodology using isotope and hydro-geochemical techniques for groundwater assessment in the dry zone of Sri Lanka.

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