At the invitation of Sri Lanka Air Force, Sri Lanka AERC conducted a workshop on nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness and response for officers of Sri Lanka Air Force Fire School, Katunayake on 29th March 2018. Workshop included lectures and field exercise in nuclear and radiological incident response related to Fire response group.

The lectures were conducted by Mr. K.K.P.I.K. Kadadunna, Deputy Director/National emergency Coordinator and Mr. H.J. Premakumara, Scientific Officer who has most experience on emergency response instruments and first responder duties. Participants were very interactive and participated in discussion actively.

Evening session, a field exercise on “real time response to radiological emergency” was conducted. All the participants were divided into several response groups and all performed their role and Council instructors provided the guidance to perform the exercise. It was a very successful session that all the participants obtained an experience of real time response to emergency.

At the end of the second session a discussion was held to discuss the outcome of the training.