New Delhi, May 6 UNI | 3 months ago

India and Sri Lanka discussed the draft text of a comprehensive Agreement on Bilateral Civil Nuclear Cooperation at the second round of their two-day talks on the issue that concluded in Colombo today.

The Indian Delegation was led by Mr Amandeep Singh Gill, Joint Secretary (Disarmament) in the Ministry of External Affairs and included representatives from the Department of Atomic Energy.

The Sri Lankan Delegation was led by Ms Dhara Wijayatilake, Secretary, Ministry of Technology and Research, and included representatives from the Atomic Energy Authority and their Ministry of External Affairs.

"Discussions were held in a warm, friendly and cordial manner on the draft text of the agreement," India High Commission in Sri Lanka said in a statement posted on Ministry of External Affairs website.

It was agreed that the next meeting would be held in India in the second half of 2014 to take forward the issues under discussion, it said.

(Posted on 07-05-2014)