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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.

Preparedness of Health Sector for Radiation Emergencies

As a result of the collaboration of Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) on the Preparedness for Radiological Emergencies, MOH conducted a one day training programme for the Hospital staff on ‘Basic Hospital Preparedness for Radiation Emergencies’.

This programme was held in 15th of September 2014 at the Auditorium of Family Health Bureau, Colombo 10. The purpose of the programme is aware the medical personnel on the management of accidental radiation injuries and giving health advices to the public during a radiological emergency situation. This programme focused the doctors, nurses and physicists in purposely located hospitals in the country.


Training Course for Government Radiographers

Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) is conducting a 04 day training course on Radiation Protection and Quality Assurance in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology for Radiographers working in Government Hospitals.
Objective of the training course is to provide a better understanding of philosophy and principles of radiation protection & development of safety culture among the radiation workers. 
Course fee for a participant is Rs.9000/= (Including all taxes). Nominations can be submitted to the AEA by filling the duly filled application. The completed application should be sent to the AEA before 15th October 2014 for administrative arrangements of the training course.

Field visit to Dry zone

Isotope Hydrology Section of the Atomic Energy Authority is carrying out an isotope investigation on groundwater recharge in KalaOya and AmbanGanga basins in dry zone of Sri Lanka. Under this project, the scientists in Isotope Hydrology Section visited the above areas during 04th to 07thAugust 2014 and successfully completed the sampling session. They have collected groundwater and surface water samples for tritium, stable isotopes and chemical analysis.


Seminar on Nuclear Technology –Matale

altThe above seminar organized by the Vidatha Centre Matale and Education Office, Matale Educational Zone was held on 11th September 2014 and the resource personnel were from Atomic Energy Authority , Ministry of Technology and Research.
About 300 students from seven schools in Matale educational zone participated in this seminar. After lighting the traditional oil lamp, the welcome speech was delivered by the Chief educational adviser, Matale Educational Zone,


The First Issue of the AEA e Magazine Launched

altThe first issue of the AEA e-magazine was launched by the Chairman, AEA, Dr. R.L. Wijayawardana at the AEA auditorium recently, in the presence of the AEA staff members.
The objective of publishing this e magazine was to make aware the students (science, commerce and arts, both in Schools and Universities) general public, professionals etc. on peaceful applications of nuclear technology.
As such this was distributed among schools, universities, individuals who are interested, government and nongovernment institutes etc.
According to the response received (from those who read the magazine) it was a great success.
Those who wish to get the first and next issues please contact:

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Phone: 011 2533427-8


Isotope and Chemical Investigation of Groundwater in Dehiaththakandiya-Girandurukotte area; a CKDu Endemic Zone in Dry Zone

Chronic kidney disease has become a major public health problem in the North Central Province in Sri Lanka and it has been spreaded to Uwa, North-West and Central provinces. The new form of this disease is identified as chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu). In 2008, the World Health Organization together with the Ministry of Healthcare & Nutrition launched a National Research program for CKDu to resolve this public health issue. The other Government and non Government organizations and institutes are also carrying out research on the above issue and none of them has identified the exact cause for CKDu yet. But many research revealed that there is a connection between CKDu and the water used for domestic purposes. Most of the people in these areas use groundwater from shallow wells for dinking, cooking and other domestic purposes.


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