During the 61st General Conference of IAEA, the Sri Lanka Delegation comprising of H.E Mrs. Priyanee Wijesekara, Ambassador of Sri Lanka, Mr K.V.L.T. Jayawardhana, Chairman, Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board, Dr Saman Hewamana, Chairman, Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council, Mr H.L. Anil Ranjith, Director General, Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council, Mr V. A. Waduge, Director General, Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board, Ms Dayani Mendis, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka, Mr H.M.N.R. Bandara, Director, International Cooperation and National Liaison Officer to the IAEA Technical Cooperation programme, Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board, Ms Irosha Cooray, Counsellor, Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka met the IAEA Director General H.E. Mr. Yukiya Amano on 20 September 2017 in Vienna at the Vienna International Centre.
H.E the Ambassador of Sri Lanka congratulated Director General Yukiya Amano on his re-election in office for the third term.
Director General Amano stated that he wishes to visit Sri Lanka in March 2018. H.E the Ambassador of Sri Lanka in a response informed that Sri Lanka looks forward to the visit of DG Yukiya Amano to Sri Lanka in March next year.
Mr. Anil Ranjith, Director General, Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council briefed the status of Additional Protocol to the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement, and the developments on the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management & on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management its Amendment, and he sought assistance to have national workshops with IAEA assistance to educate stakeholders in this.
Mr. Jayawardhana, Chairman, Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board briefed on the ongoing promotional activities and proposed projects and sought IAEA assistance to establish radiopharmaceutical production facility based on cyclotron in Sri Lanka. Further Mr. Jayawardena explored the opportunity of IAEA’s assistance to provide technical assistance through Tracer technology / isostope hydrology technique to explore quality drinking water resources in chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalent areas in Sri Lanka.
The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
25 September 2017