Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe prays at Tirumala temple
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday offered prayers at the Lord Venkateshwara temple at Tirumala here.
Tirupati: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday offered prayers at the Lord Venkateshwara temple at Tirumala here.
Accompanied by his wife Maithree Wickremesinghe, he had `darshan` at the hill shrine in the morning.
The couple reached the temple`s main door through Vaikuntam Queue Complex. They participated in various rituals conducted by the priests.
After `darshan`, the couple was blessed by the priests at Ranganayakula mandap.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Chairman Ch Krishnamurthy presented `prasadam` to the Prime Minister and his wife.
They had arrived in the temple town on Wednesday evening and had a night halt at the Sri Krishna Rest House.
Sri Lanka`s Minister for Prison Reforms and Hindu religious affairs, DM Swaminathan and Minister for Infrastructure and Community Development, Palany Thigambaram is accompanying the premier.