COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa left for India on a 2-day pilgrimage to the temple city of Tirupati on Thursday (23).
The Sri Lankan premier was accorded a warm welcome by the officials of the Chittoor district administration led by deputy chief minister K Narayanaswamy and district collector M Harinarayana on his arrival at the Tirupati airport, reported the Times of India.
The Sri Lankan premier will reach Tirumala by road and will halt for the night on the hills. Accompanied by his family members, Mahinda Rajapaksa will offer prayers at the Tirumala temple on Friday morning.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has made elaborate arrangements for the 2-day visit of the Sri Lankan premier, who is an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara.