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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.

District Awareness Programme on Disaster Management

The 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.


The 2nd meeting of team members of RCA-UNDP Project on Electron Beam Applications for value addition to Food, Industrial Products and Degradation of Environmental Pollutants in the Asia-Pacific region.

altRadiation Processing Section of the Atomic Energy Authority organized the above meeting at the Atomic Energy Authority on 28th July 2014, to discuss achievements so far attained and future activities related to the above project. The main objective of the project is to disseminate knowledge on EB technology in different fields which assist to upgrade the quality of food and industrial products such as tyre, wire and cable and to minimize environmental impact by flue gas and effluent released from the factories.


The IAEA Assistance to Establish a National Centre for Nuclear Agriculture IAEA TCP SRL5045

Technical Visit of Dr. (Ms.)FatmaSarsu15-18 July, 2014
Dr.(Ms.)Fatma Sarsu, Technical Officer, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visited Sri Lanka and successfully completed her 04 day mission from 15-18 July 2014. Her technical visit was arranged under the activities of IAEA Technical Cooperation project SRL 5045, “Establishing a National Centre for Nuclear Agriculture” which is implemented by the Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture (DOA). 


Workshop on ‘Preparedness for Radiological and Nuclear Emergency Response’

Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) is responsible for management of radiological and nuclear emergencies that could affect Sri Lanka. As the responsible agency advising Disaster Management Center on protective actions, AEA should have technical skills and resources for accurate radiological assessment and response.
Since the scientific staff of AEA is inadequate for work in a catastrophic situation (for example deployment of monitoring teams to the affected areas in the country from Colombo at the same time is impracticable), AEA wishes to obtain assistance from eligible persons from university scientific staff (academic and non-academic), school science teachers, students and professionals who are living in the different areas of the country and wish to work voluntarily to the AEA in an emergency situation.


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