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Main areas of research carried out by the academic staff of the Department are related to Environmental Radioactivity, Medical Physics and Applications of Nuclear Techniques in Elemental Analysis. Department also provides nuclear equipment repair services and routine nuclear measurement and monitoring services.

Food testing service for radioactivity and radioactive contamination for import and export shipments

We are pleased to announce that we have recommenced to test import and export food commodities for radioactivity and radioactive contamination.

Required sample size: 500 grams for each shipment

Charges: Rs. 5000/= (All inclusive) for each sample.

Payments can be made in cash or cheques (cheques should be drawn in favour of University of Colombo).

Your samples and details of L/C requirements should be sent to the following address:

The Head,
Department of Nuclear Science,
University of Colombo,
P.O. BOX 1490
Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha,
Colombo 3


Phone : 011-215 8368
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