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India, Sri Lanka Sign Nuclear Deal, Vow Closer Ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lanka's newly elected president Maithripala Sirisena held wide-ranging talks in New Delhi on Monday, which culminated in the joint signing of an agreement on nuclear safety that calls for India to help its south Asian neighbor build its nuclear energy infrastructure.
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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (second from left) and his wife Jayanthi Sirisena, receive a bust of Mahatma Gandhi during their visit to Rajghat, the memorial to the late Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi, Feb. 16, 2015.
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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (second from left) and his wife Jayanthi Sirisena, receive a bust of Mahatma Gandhi during their visit to Rajghat, the memorial to the late Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi, Feb. 16, 2015.

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena (center in white) walks on the red carpet with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee after inspecting a ceremonial reception at the Indian Presidential Palace in New Dehli, Feb. 16, 2015.
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Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena (center in white) walks on the red carpet with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee after inspecting a ceremonial reception at the Indian Presidential Palace in New Dehli, Feb. 16, 2015.

Sri Lanka's President Mithripala Sirisena (center) shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as his wife Jayanthi Sirisena looks on during the reception of Sirisena at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Presidential Palace in New Dehli, Feb. 16, 2015.
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Sri Lanka's President Mithripala Sirisena (center) shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as his wife Jayanthi Sirisena looks on during the reception of Sirisena at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Presidential Palace in New Dehli, Feb. 16, 2015.

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena inspects a guard of honor during a ceremonial reception at the Indian Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, Feb. 16, 2015.
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Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena inspects a guard of honor during a ceremonial reception at the Indian Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, Feb. 16, 2015.

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