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 Ministry of Defence. 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

  • 2022-11-22
Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting of National Authorities

The annual meeting of National Authorities is designed to establish an interactive communication and cooperation mechanism among the National Authorities, and between them and the OPCW. It is intended...

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  • 2022-11-28
CSP-27 – The Twenty-Seventh Conference of the States Parties

The Conference of the States Parties (CSP) oversees the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), promotes the treaty’s objectives and reviews compliance with the treaty. The Conferen...

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  • 2022-03-07
Workshop on “Emerging Chemical Threats for National Security” is scheduled to be held on 24th March 2022.

With the industrial development during the past decade, Sri Lanka is experiencing chemical disasters which can be observed more frequently than early days. Such events include fires, explosions, leaka...

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  • 2022-02-25
Course on Explosion Protection and Safety Management in the Chemical Process Industries; Wuppertal Online Event 05 September 2022 - 07 October 2022

The Federal Government of Germany, the University of Wuppertal, and the Technical Secretariat (hereinafter “the Secretariat”) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) wis...

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News & Events

Ukrainian nuclear power plant out of control

Ukraine and its allies have been increasingly concerned about the safe operation of the Zaporizhzhia plant — the largest in Europe — and recent fighting there has raised fears of serious incident. The U.N.s atomic watchdog warned earlier this week that a blackout in the nearby town of Energodar had "compromised the safe operation" of the nuclear facility. Energoatom said Sunday that a cold shutdown was the "safest state" for the reactor. Energoatom said that the sixth reactor had been generating energy for the plant itself for three days and that the decision to halt its operations came when external power had been restored to the facility. "In case of repeated damage to the transmission lines linking the facility to the power system — the risk of which remains high the [plants] in-house needs will be powered by diesel generators," it cautioned in a statement. Energoatom in its statement again called for the establishment of a demilitarized zone around the plant, saying it was the only way to sure plants safety.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Suspected gas leak in industrial area near Visakhapatnam, over 50 workers hospitalized

Anakapalle: About 100 people reportedly fell sick and some of them were admitted to hospital after they fell ill due to suspected gas leakage from an adjacent chemical company in Andhra Pradesh`s Anakapalle district late on Tuesday. The gas leak affected the staff of Seeds Apparel India in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Atchutapuram area. The women complained of vomiting, nausea, and breathlessness. Some of them fainted. About 50 women were shifted to hospitals in ambulances while others were being provided first aid within the factory premises. Seeds Apparel India, which employs only women is located on the 1,000 acres campus of Brandix, which is located next to Porus Labs, the chemical company. Industries Minister Gudivada Amarnath spoke to the district Collector over the phone and directed officials to provide the best possible treatment to the affected. This is the second incident of gas leak from the same company in two months. On July 3, more than 200 women employees were affected. Seeds Apparel and Porus Labs were shut down for a week. The government had ordered an inquiry after closing down the factory.

Colombo, Sri Lanka