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Welcome to web site of the National Authority for Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Conventions in Sri Lanka (NACWC), under the State Ministry of Difence. 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.

News & Events


National Authority for Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (NACWC) participated to the "Techno 2023" Engineering and Technology Exhibition which was commenced at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) from 20th October 2023 to 22nd of October 2023. This exhibition was organized by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), under the theme of 'Building the Economy through Engineering Technology. The NACWC's participation in the exhibition is focused on presenting roll and tasks of NACWC, display of personnel protective and detection equipment, educate the public regarding the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and Chemical safety security aspects. The NACWC’s stall was located within the area of Mechanical section at the College of Military Engineering and Technology Sri Lanka(CMETSL).

Colombo, Sri Lanka
An Awareness Programme was Conducted on Chemical Safety, Security and Chemical Weapons Non-Proliferation Initiatives in Sri Lanka

An Awareness Programme on Chemical Safety, Security, and Chemical Weapons NonProliferation Initiatives was conducted by the National Authority for Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (NACWC). This event took place on October 5, 2023, at the Nandimithra Auditorium, Ministry of Defence. Distinguished guests graced the event, including Mr. Jayantha Edirisinghe (Additional Secretary Defence Services), Rear Admiral (Dr.) Ravi Ranasinghe, VSV, USP, psc, (Director of NACWC) Dr. Rohan P. Perera (the Guest Lecturer), along with officials from the SL Army, Navy, Air Force officials from Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Industry, Sri Lanka port Authority, Central Environment Authority, officials from other regulatory authorities, representatives from chemical industries and government entities and Academia in total, approximately 100 participants attended this program. The primary objective of this awareness program was to educate and enlighten key stakeholders including government agencies, industry professionals, and academic institutions, regarding the critical domains of chemical safety, security, and non-proliferation initiatives within Sri Lanka. Dr. Rohan P. Perera, an eminent Expert and Consultant in CBRNE Safety and Security and former Senior Programme Officer at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), conducted an insightful guest lecture covering crucial topics. These included strategies for securing CBRN material, equipment, and knowledge through due diligence and "know-yourcustomer" practices, as well as an effective Chemical Inventory Management System aimed at preventing misuse of chemicals by illicit end-users. Following this lecture, Mr. DAAK Amaradewa, a Senior Chemical Inspector, shared invaluable insights through a lecture focused on key initiatives undertaken by the National Authority. These initiatives were designed to enhance safety and security in the management of dual-use chemicals within the country. The Director of NACWC emphasized in his address that the implementation of non-proliferation initiatives would enhance chemical safety and security in Sri Lanka. Further, highlighted the importance of conducting such awareness programs and introduced the proposed online chemical management system as a crucial tool to foster a safer and more secure environment for handling and managing chemical substances. The program concluded on a successful note with a token of appreciation presented to the guest lecturer, Dr. Rohan P. Perera, acknowledging his invaluable contribution to the event.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Training Programmes

  • 2023-05-24
Successfully Conducted Capacity building Program for Fire Fighting Personnel on Chemical Emergency Management on 24th-26th May 2023

Capacity Building Program for Fire Fighting Personnel in western province on Chemical Emergency Management Organized by the National Authority for the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention...

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  • 2023-05-19
Capacity building Program for Fire Fighting Personnel on Chemical Emergency Management to be held on 24th-26th May 2023

Sri Lanka Fire Service Department is the most responsible responding agency for responding to chemical emergencies in the country. The success of chemical emergency response activities highly depend...

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  • 2023-05-17
Lecture assistance for SLE CBRN first responders basic course

Lecture assistance was given by the NACWC Staff for the CBRN basic training programme conducted by 14th Engineers regiment at Army Camp Mattegoda on 17 May 23. Sixty five (65) trainees including Offic...

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  • 2023-03-21
Awareness Programme for Scheduled Chemical Users

As a regulatory body, NACWC believes that enhancing the awareness of the regulatory frame-work to the scheduled chemical users is more beneficial during service providing more efficiently and effectiv...

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