Welcome to National Authority for the Chemical Weapons Convention

Welcome to web site of the National Authority for Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Conventions in Sri Lanka (NACWC), under the State Ministry of National Security and Disaster Management. NACWC provides a quality and efficient services to its clients mainly for industrialists and chemical importers/exporters. You can browse through the website periodically to know about our future plans, online applications for import/export chemicals, valuable information to enhance chemical security, safety and health factor in your premises and useful web links related to chemical weapons convention. For now, I invite you to our website for an interesting and educative journey.

Upcoming Training Programmes

  • 2021-12-21
Call for nomination for an Analytical Skills Development Course Hyderabad, India 6-10 December 2021

- The aims of the course are to: assist qualified analytical chemists from Member States with economies that are developing or in transition in acquiring further experience and practical knowledge; facilitate the analysis of chemicals related to national implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (hereinafter “the Convention”); enhance national capacities in these Member States by offering online training in analytical chemistry to personnel from industry, academic institutions, and government laboratories; facilitate the adoption of good laboratory practices; and broaden the pool of human resources from which National Authorities and the Secretariat can draw in the future.

  • 2021-02-23
Assistance and Protection Online Course for Instructors.

- The objective of the online course is to support participating States Parties theoretically enhance their abilities, skills and reinforce national instructors’ knowledge to conduct training to first responders in how to design and conduct a standard training course on protection against chemical weapons and other toxic chemicals, as well as in how to manage chemical incidents.

  • 2021-02-23
Seoul Workshop on Peaceful Applications in Chemistry

- The aim of the workshop is to promote the use of chemistry related to the Convention and to enhance national capacities in regional development. The specific objectives of the workshop are to: (a) to provide an opportunity for participants to consider and discuss specific chemical safety and security management issues related to chemical processes that have a direct bearing on the effective implementation of the Convention; and (b) contribute to the sharing of information and the exchange of experiences regarding practical management programs.

  • 2021-02-23
Online course on Assistance and Protection in Deterrence and Prevention on the use of Chemical Weapons & Toxic Industrial Chemicals from a Law Enforcement point of view Part 1.

- This on-line workshop is a capacity-building initiative within the framework of Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention to support the OPCW Member States to strengthen participants' capacity with initial and advanced incident site management and information collection approaches & principles, by the most innovative information collection techniques (e.g. (i) identify, (ii) collect, analyse and (iii) collate Technical Information (TECHINT) including (iv) sampling (pre & post incident)) involving Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) and Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TIC)

News & Events

Awareness Programme For Scheduled Chemical Users

"Awareness Programme For Scheduled Chemical Users On Regulatory Framework Of Chemical Weapons Convention Sri Lanka" to be held on 16th of March 2022."

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fire at INSEE Ecocycle Lanka (Pvt)

INSEE Ecocycle Lanka (Pvt) is a waste recycling factory located in Katunayke Free Trade Zone controlled by Board of Investment. During the morning hours on 03rd February 2020, a fire has occurred in the factory. According to the information obtained the fire had only damaged the waste recycling factory and had not spread to any other nearby premises. No casualties or injuries have been reported as yet.

Colombo, Sri Lanka