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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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.
Authorities in Sri Lanka are seeking millions of dollars in damages after a weeklong firefighting operation to put out a blaze on board an oil tanker in its waters. Some of the fuel oil from the MT New Diamond leaked into the sea but was quickly contained, and none of the 270,000 tons of its crude oil cargo leaked or caught fire, averting what could have been a major environmental disaster. With the ship now stabilized and awaiting permission to dock at an available port to offload the crude, Sri Lankan authorities have filed charges against the captain and a claim for $2.4 million from the ship’s owners for the firefighting and pollution prevention efforts.