Department of Motor Traffic Welcome to Vehicle Emission Testing programme

Impact Evaluation of VET Programme
Real time monitoring of VET programme is done through wide ranging participation by all interested groups and organizations and they play a vital role in any type of urban environmental or development management process.



Central Environmental Authority

Central Environmental Authority is the key agency for the implementation of overall air pollution control policies and measures. The CEA conduct the air quality monitoring using the mobile ambient air quality monitoring unit from the VET Trust Fund.



National Building Research Organization

National Building Research Organization act as the research organization on air quality management. The VET Trust Fund will seek the scientific advice of NBRO on the preparation of emission inventory an air quality monitoring.


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Universities act as the research organizations on air quality management. The VET Trust Fund will seek the scientific advice through university research projects related to air quality management. Partner Universities are;
University of Peradeniya
University of Colombo
University of Moratuwa



Other Institutes

  VET project office has conducted several public awareness programmes among Environmental Police officers, Army, Navy & Air force officers about the VET programme.
Creation of newspaper, TV and radio advertisements regarding the program was very helpful to create awareness among public.
sl The Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment
They facilitates the AirMAC through development of policy and legislative framework. The Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment leads the policy coordination unit and the overall administration of the AirMAC.
slab Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB)
They work as the authority to Conformity Assessment of VET Centers Island wide and provide training to accessors with related to vehicle emission testing for VET center inspectors and garage mechanics.
sl Measurement Units, Standards & Services Department (MUSSD)
Providing calibration facilities for the calibration of VET equipment’s island wide centers and they also facilitates the VET Trust Fund through development of policy and legislative framework.


Ongoing projects
  Projects/Research title Principal Investigator Institute/Organization Completion level Progress Reports
tick Project Ambient air quality monitoring at main urban cities in Sri Lanka by using passive air quality monitoring techniques Mr. H.D.S. Premasiri, Senior Scientist National Building Research Organization Ongoing and started monitoring in 2012 and continued the project to date
tick Monitoring and modeling of ambient air quality(AAQ) in Kandy city, Sri Lanka Dr.Parakrama Karunarathana, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering University of Peradeniya Ongoing (2015)  
tick Assessment of traffic related air pollution and respiratory health of school children: Case of school environments in the Colombo Municipal Council region Dr. Indrika Rajapaksha, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture University of Moratuwa Ongoing (2016)  
tick Minimum standard for road conditions during road rehabilitation for optimizing energy, environment and economic impacts Dr. H.R. Pasindu, Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering University of Moratuwa Ongoing(2017)  
tick Air pollution exposure levels to pedestrians and commuters in different locations in city of Colombo Dr. Sumal Nanadasena, Specialist in Public Health and Community Medicine, Consultant Community Physician National Institute of Health Sciences Sri Lanka Ongoing(2016)  
tick Capacity building programme for Accreditation of VET Mr. L.H.D. Bandusoma, Deputy Director Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) Ongoing(2017)  
tick Establishment of Monitoring mechanism of VET procedure in Sri Lanka Director, Air Resource and National Ozone Unit Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Ongoing(2017)  
tick Ambient Air Quality Monitoring programme Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Monitoring Unit Central Environmental Authority Completed (2014-2016)