Sri Lanka negotiating a nuclear deal with India


BY S VENKAT NARAYAN Our Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI, August 19: Sri Lanka is negotiating a civil nuclear cooperation agreement with India.

This was disclosed by Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam here on Sunday.

"Yes, we are negotiating a nuclear agreement with India. The talks are at a preliminary stage," he told reporters in the presence of External Affairs Minister Prof GL Peiris.

He declined to divulge details.

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