The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), being the main respondent with regards to detection and apprehending of nuclear and radioactive material moving through International Airports of Sri Lanka recently received a donation of a special Radioactive Material Detection and Radioactive Measuring Equipment Kit.
This movement of such material is a growing concern in the commercial aviation industry world-wide.
The donation took place at the Ministry of Solar Power, Wind and Hydro Power Generation Projects Development in Colombo. Minister of Solar Power, Wind and Hydro Power Generation Projects Development Duminda Dissanayaka handed over the Kit to the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana.
The SLAF is one of the seven stakeholders who in cooperation with the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council to react and control a nuclear or radioactive situation which may occur with the country.
The Regulatory Council is a stakeholder of the International Atomic Energy Agency and provides aid to relevant stake holders with the intension of ensuring Nuclear Safety within Sri Lanka.
Chairman of the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council, Dr. D.M.S. Dissanayake and the Director General of the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council, H.L. Anil Ranjith also attended the event.
Director Ground Operations, Air Vice Marshal CB Labrooy and the Commanding Officer of the SLAF's Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Wing Wing Commander Nilendra Perera was also present for the presentation ceremony.