Sri Lankan PM leaves for India on a pilgrimage to Tirupati
Thu, Dec 23, 2021, 08:45 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Dec 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has left for India Thursday morning on a pilgrimage to the temple city of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, accompanied by his wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa, has arrived at Tirumala Tirupati to offer worship to famous Tirumala Lord Venkateswara temple.
The Sri Lankan Prime Minister was given a warm reception by Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister K Narayana Swamy upon his arrival at Sri Padmavathi Rest House, NDTV reported.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Additional Executive Officer AV Dharma Reddy and Chief Vigilance and Security Officer (CVSO) Gopinath Jatti received the foreign dignitaries and presented them with bouquets of flowers.
The Premier and his entourage will offer prayers to Lord Venkateswara Swamy on Friday.
His previous pilgrimage to the sacred shrine was in February 2020. A special Puja was performed at the Devasthanam on the first anniversary of his current term.