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Training programme for Naval Officers of Gunnery Specialization Course at Naval & Maritime Academy, Trincomalee on 07-09 February 2022

At the invitation of SL Navy training department, the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council (Council) conducted a 03-day training programme for above officers under the Gunnery Specialization Course no 02 at Naval & Maritime Academy, Trincomalee on 07- 09 February 2022. Training programme included lectures, table top and field exercises.

The lectures were conducted by Mr. K.K.P.I.K. Kadadunna (Deputy Director/National emergency Coordinator), Ms. K.G.K.U. Gamage (Scientific Officer) and Mr. W.M.D.M. Piyarathna (Scientific Officer) and the areas covered in the programme are as follows,

  • Basic Radiation Physics
  • National and International legislation governing the use of radiation and Units and quantities of radiation protection
  • Basic radiation protection techniques
  • Introduction to weapons of mass destruction
  • Radiological Accidents and need for Emergency Response and preparedness
  • Radiation Measurements and Monitoring
  • Emergency Management
  • Protective actions and other response actions during a radiological emergency
  • Introduction to Emergency training and exercises

Practical sessions of the training programme were based on following areas,

  • Demonstration of “Inverse square law”
  • Table top exercise based on “Response to radiological accident situation”
  • Field exercise based on “Simulation of Source recovery in an emergency situation”
It was a very successful session for all the participants as it was possible for them to obtain experience on real time scenarios. At the end of the program a discussion was held to discuss the outcome of the training.

Donation of Radiation Detection and Measuring Instruments for Nuclear Security to the Sri Lanka Airforce.

Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council (SLAERC) is participating International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plan for several years and IAEA assistance is provided for strengthening of nuclear Security in Sri Lanka by way of giving training, provision of instruments and expert missions for improvement of nuclear security infrastructure.

At the request of the SLAERC, the IAEA has donated three sets of radiation measuring instruments to be used for strengthening nuclear security and source search activities in Sri Lanka. Considering the importance of having nuclear security at international airports in Sri Lanka, the SLAERC has decided to donate one instrument kit to Sri Lanka Airforce (SLAF) to strengthen nuclear security especially at Bandaranayake International Airport at Katunayake.

This instrument kit will enhance the capabilities of the Chemical Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) unit of the SLAF to detect unauthorized movement of nuclear and other radioactive material through International airports in Sri Lanka.

The donation took place at the State Ministry of Solar Power, Wind and Hydro Power Generation Projects Development in Colombo. The State Minister of Solar Power, Wind and Hydro Power Generation Projects Development, Hon. Duminda Dissanayaka handed over the instrument Kit symbolically to the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana.

Air Vice Marshal CB Labrooy (The Director Ground Operations), Wing Commander Nilendra Perera (Commanding Officer of the SLAF CBRNE Wing), Dr. D.M.S. Dissanayake (Chairman of the SLAERC), Mr. H.L. Anil Ranjith (Director General of the SLAERC) and Mr. Sumith Kolambage (Deputy Director - SLAERC) were also present during handing over of the instruments.

SLAERC wishes to thank Mr. Raja Adnan Raja Abdul Aziz, Director, Division of Nuclear Security and the staff of the Nuclear Security Division for excellent support given to us providing these instruments.

Capture credits (Sri Lanka Airforce and State Ministry Media)

“National Training Course on Safe and Secure use of Radiation Sources in Industry and Research", 24 - 28 August 2020

National training course on safe and secure use of radiation sources in industry and research was held on 24th – 28th August 2020 at Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council (Council).

The training course was provided knowledge on safety and security aspects in industrial and research users.

The purpose of this training course was to provide participants with,

  • Better understanding of regulatory requirements
  • Better understanding of the philosophy and principles of radiation protection
  • Creating awareness on the biological effects and risk of Ionizing radiation
  • Learning the correct procedures of radiation protection when dealing with ionizing radiation sources
  • Acquiring the techniques and proper procedures in controlling the radiation exposure of public & the workers
  • Learning emergency response procedures for radiological emergencies
  • Better understanding of the nuclear security principles and method for securing high activity radioactive sources during use and transport

All licence holders in Industrial and research field were invited to nominate suitably qualified persons to attend the above training course. 50 participants were attended during the training course. Lectures and exercises were conducted by the Council officers.