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India-Sri Lanka sign Civil Nuclear Deal

New Delhi, Feb 16: In a significant development, India and Sri Lanka on Monday signed the civil nuclear deal in New Delhi. After holding successful bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lankan new president Maithripala Sirisena signed some agreements including on civil nuclear cooperation between two neighbouring countries.

The leaders discussed the economic cooperation and also the issue of fishermen.

Addressing a press conference after the discussion, PM Modi said that they talked about how to improve ties between two countries and the fishermen issue will be resolved soon.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena is in India for the first time after he assumed the office in January. He arrived here yesterday evening. He was given the ceremonial guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan today in the morning. He also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

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