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Sri Lanka : THE OFFING on Nuclear plant is in INDO-Sl dialogue.

The government of Sri Lanka has raised its concerns with India and sought an immediate dialogue between the two sides to discuss the matter, Amid concerns about safety issues involving the nuclear plant in Kundakulam of South Indiam, officials said yesterday.

We are looking forward to a dialogue between the two sides in this regard. This is an issue to be handled by experts. The atomic energy authorities of the two countries will deal with it, Mr. Amunugama said.

The nuclear plant off the west coast of Sri Lanka posed a threat in the event of a radiation leak or an accident as it only 240 km away.

Three international conventions to deal separately with safety, accidents and early notification, said by Environmentalist Jagath Gunawardane. Sri Lanka had the right to seek the assistance of the International Atomic Energy Authority in this regard, he added.

In the case of an emergency, India was bound to ensure the safety of its people and neighouring countries as per these conventions.

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