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Sri Lanka must have legal framework before adopting nuclear energy projects: IAEA expert

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Colombo, Feb 19 (Daily Mirror) - If Sri Lanka is to adopt a nuclear energy generating project, then the country should first have a firm legal framework in place, was the opinion of an international atomic energy expert. 
 
He said there are numerous factors to be considered when taking up a nuclear energy project in a country and the first is to establish a firm legal background. 
 
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) consultant and expert on nuclear energy Dr. Halil Avci said this while addressing a special forum of local environment authorities and atomic energy officials last week, a spokesperson from the Central Environment Authority (CEA) told the Daily Mirror. 
 
“A country has to first decide whether it is to adopt nuclear power generation projects and consider various environment and other factors. But if they do then there should be a firm legal background,” Avci said. 
 
The IAEA expert was addressing a forum to raise awareness on the factors to be considered when conducting an environment feasibility study before adopting nuclear power generation projects. 
 
Experts including CEA chairman Venura Fernando, Atomic Energy Authority chairman Prof. S.R.D. Rosa, CEA Director General P.B. Hemantha Jayasinghe and a host of officials representing 17 stakeholders in the environment and atomic energy sector took part in the forum.


  Comments - 6

  • Gon Kanchana Tuesday, 20 February 2024 03:18 AM

    The energy minister couldn’t run an ice cream van let alone a nueclear plant.

    Jothibanda Palangoda Tuesday, 20 February 2024 03:27 AM

    A main problem of the country is that there no independent Legal System. All are controlled politicians in the way that they want! We've never heard of a country that people convicted by the court are still ministers! Politicians can go over the legal system - they can release or jail anyone! The whole country is suffereing!

    Needless barriers put up by jealous overseas groups Tuesday, 20 February 2024 07:17 AM

    Western powers do not want our country to develop better than them. It is their unseen hand that is driving the statement making by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

    Jaya Tuesday, 20 February 2024 12:05 PM

    You must be really stupid.

    Sena Tuesday, 20 February 2024 12:27 PM

    Do you really expect our country to develop better than Western countries when SL has been going backwards ever since gaining independence?

    Sambo Tuesday, 20 February 2024 07:53 AM

    In Sri Lanka our legal framework changes according to each government and their fancies.


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