External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna met his Sri Lankan counterpart Rohitha Bogollagama and is understood to have enquired about the progress in the resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern parts of the country.

Mr. Krishna had a long chat with Mr. Bogollagama on the sidelines of a dinner hosted by Myanmar Foreign Minister U. Nyan Win in the honour of participants of the 12th ministerial meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral, Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) here last night.

Mr. Krishna is understood to have enquired about the details about the IDPs who have left the settlement camps, the sources said.

The issue of Indian fishermen straying into Sri Lankan waters was also discussed with Mr. Bogollagama. The Sri Lankan minister is understood to have assured Mr. Krishna that the Navy has been directed to handover such fishermen to Indian authorities directly, they said.

Mr. Krishna also sought to know the progress on a Memorandum of Understanding to be inked for cooperation between the navies of the two countries, the sources said.

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