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    Sri Lanka and India sign several agreements/MoUs Featured

    February 16, 2015

    India and Sri Lanka have singed many agreements and MoUs today (16) in India.

    An agreement between Sri Lanka and India on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy was signed by Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Power & Energy on behalf of Sri Lanka and Shri Ratan Kumar Sinha, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy for India. The Agreement would facilitate cooperation in the transfer and exchange of knowledge and expertise, sharing of resources, capacity building and training of personnel in peaceful uses of nuclear energy including use of radioisotopes, nuclear safety, radiation safety, nuclear security, radioactive waste management and nuclear and radiological disaster mitigation and environmental protection.
    Sri Lankan High Commissioner in New Delhi Sudharshan Seneviratne and Secretary, Ministry of Culture for India Shri Ravindra Singh inked an agreement for a Programme of Cultural Cooperation between Sri Lanka and India for the years 2015-18. The Programme of Cultural Cooperation for 2015-18 seeks to enhance the level of cooperation in a wide variety of fields such as performing arts, visual arts, libraries, museums, archives & cultural documentation, archaeology, handicrafts, publications and professional exchanges.
    Meanwhile a MoU on the Establishment of Nalanda University enabling Sri Lanka to participate in the Nalanda University Project was inked by Ms. Chitranganee Wagiswara Secretary, Foreign Affairs on behalf of Sri Lanka and Dr. S. Jaishankar Foreign Secretary on behalf of India.
    Work-Plan 2014-2015 under the MoU on Cooperation in the field of Agriculture between India and Sri Lanka was inked on behalf of Sri Lanka and India by Sudharshan Seneviratne, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in New Delhi and Shri Ashish Bahuguna, Secretary, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, respectively.   The Work Plan would facilitate bilateral cooperation in Agro Processing, Agricultural extension, horticulture, agricultural machinery, training in farm mechanization, livestock diseases, etc. between relevant institutes and organizations from both countries.

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