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* Sri Lanka arranges special flights to India for Sai Baba devotees
Sun, Apr 24, 2011, 10:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan Ministry of Civil Aviation has made arrangements to provide extra flights to India for Sri Lankans who want to pay last respects to the late Sathya Sri Sai Baba in Puttaparthi.

Minister of Civil Aviation Priyankara Jayaratne has said that the Ministry, under the instructions of the President, will charter flights on behalf of the devotees of Sai Baba, the state-run radio SLBC reported.

Flights will be arranged for groups comprising a minimum of 150 persons.

Interested devotees have been requested to contact the Minister on his mobile number 0777 413 148 or the CEO of the Sri Lankan Airlines Manoj Gunawardena at 077 318 71 46.

India's most revered spiritual figure Sathya Sai Baba, 84, died in the hospital this morning following cardiopulmonary complications.


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