Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrived India on a four-day state visit. This is his first trip abroad since he won the presidential elections last month.
Sri Lanka has signed first such bilateral agreement on civil nuclear cooperation.
Agreements that are signed between India and Sri Lanka:
1. Work Plan 2014-15 under MoU on Cooperation in the field of Agriculture – It will 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.
2. MoU on establishment of Nalanda University – It will enable Sri Lanka to participate in India’s Nalanda University project.
3. Agreement on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy - It will facilitate the transfer and exchange of knowledge and expertise, resources in peaceful uses of Nuclear energy between both nations. This agreement also includes capacity building and training of personnel for nuclear security, radioactive waste management and nuclear and radiological disaster mitigation and environmental protection.
4. Programme of Cultural cooperation between both nations for years 2015-18 - It seeks to enhance cooperation in different fields like arts, visuals arts, cultural documentation, archeology, handicrafts etc between both nations.