Sri Lanka Accreditation Board
The Sri Lanka Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment (SLAB) is the National Accreditation Authority of Sri Lanka established under the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment Act. No. 32 of 2005. The Board functions under the purview of the Ministry of Trade and is governed by a Council of thirteen (13) members appointed in terms of the SLAB Act. No. 32 of 2005. The Director is the Chief Executive of the Accreditation Board.
The Board, as the National Accreditation Authority for Sri Lanka, has the responsibility to promote accreditation activities and provide the necessary accreditation services to facilitate conformity assessments in the provision of goods and services for domestic and export markets. Accreditation of Testing and Calibration Laboratories, Medical / Clinical Laboratories, Bodies Certifying Management Systems, Products and Persons, Inspection Bodies, Proficiency Testing Providers, Bodies providing GHG Validation/Verification, Bodies Operating Good Laboratory Practices, Bodies conducting conformity assessments on products, services or processes of national interest to the Industry and the Business community and to the Government and the Consumer Public.
SLAB in delivering accreditation services works closely with governmental organizations and professional bodies of which members represent different committees and perform activities that compromise confidentiality and impartiality of accreditation. However suitable steps are always taken to minimize or eliminate any conflict of interests that rest on each individual on accreditation. While ensuring impartiality and confidentiality for accreditation as need arises, the SLAB may also participate at different forums organized by external organizations.
The financial stability of SLAB is assured through sums of money voted by the Parliament of Sri Lanka. SLAB earns a substantial amount of money through the services it renders to its clients.