Colombo, Jan 31 (Agencies): On her two day visit to Colombo, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao expressed concern over the killing of two fishermen allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy and said that India expects Colombo to put in place effective measures to avoid occurrence of such incidents in the future.

She has conveyed India's concern to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on killing of two Indian fishermen allegedly by Lankan Navy, during her visit.

“My visit is to underscore the very serious concern about the issue. And we expect Sri Lanka will put in place effective measures to avoid occurrence of such incidents in the future," Rao told reporters just before wrapping up her hurriedly arranged visit to Colombo.

"He was very receptive" during her visit both sides agreed that the use of force cannot be justified under any circumstances, a joint statement issued after the conclusion of visit stated.

"The Sri Lanka authorities emphasised in this regard that it is the consistent policy of Sri Lanka to treat in a humanitarian manner all fishermen, including those from the Indian fishing community, who cross into Sri Lanka waters."

Both the sides also noted the decrease of incidents after Joint Statement on Fishing Arrangements between two countries in 2008.

"They agreed on the need to discuss arrangements based on the current situation so as to strengthen the safety and security of the fishermen" the joint statement said.

During her visit, Rao also met External Affairs minister G L Peirs and defence secretary Gothabhya Rajapaksa.