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Lanka worried over Indian nuke plants

world Updated: Apr 08, 2012 23:42 IST

Concerned over nuclear power plants located in south India, the Sri Lankan government plans to raise the issue before the IAEA.

According to Sri Lankan minister for Power and Energy Champika Ranawaka, the issue would be raised at the next IAEA confabulation scheduled in September, Xinhua reported Sunday.

Sri Lankan is concerned over the impact a nuclear disaster in one of the plants located in southern India could have on Sri Lanka, he said.

Talking to reporters, Ranawaka said that his ministry has already raised the issue with India and called for talks on reaching a disaster mitigating process in the event of a disaster in one of the nuclear plants on the south Indian coast.