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.

IANS| Updated: Dec 22, 2016, 11:07 AM IST

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.