COLOMBO, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka and India have agreed to work on a comprehensive agreement on nuclear cooperation, the Indian High Commission said here on Monday.
The first round of talks between India and Sri Lanka on comprehensive civil nuclear cooperation was held last Friday in New Delhi, the statement said.
"Discussions were held in a warm, friendly and cordial manner. Both sides exchanged views on all aspects of civil nuclear cooperation and reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes to mutual benefit of the people of the two countries," the statement added.
During the meeting it was agreed that the two sides would work towards a comprehensive agreement on bilateral civil nuclear cooperation.
Discussions included, inter alia, training of officials, nuclear safety and response to nuclear accidents.
It was also decided that the next meeting would be held in Sri Lanka in the first half of 2013.
The talks were held after local environmentalists raised concerns over India's Kundankulam nuclear plant, which is being constructed in southern India.
During the latest talks India has offered Sri Lanka an early warning system as part of safety measures in the event of a leak at the Kudankulam nuclear plant but safety concerns persist among locals.