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* Sri Lankan President on a pilgrimage to Tirumala Temple in India
Sat, Oct 7, 2017, 06:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 07, Tirupati: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena accompanied by his wife Jayanthi Sirisena has arrived at Tirupati in India's Andhra Pradesh on Saturday on a two-day pilgrimage to the famous Tirumala Hindu Temple in the sacred temple town of Lord Venkateswara.

This is President's third visit to the famous Hindu temple as head of the state. He previously visited in February 2015 and last year in August.

The President and his entourage have reached Tirupati from Bengaluru by road, PTI reported.

After an overnight stay, The President and his family were expected to participate in 'Suprabhatha' recitation ritual inside the temple early tomorrow, temple sources told PTI. He would leave soon after offering prayers to Lord Venkateswara, the sources said.

Meanwhile, the district police administration had made tight security arrangements for the high-profile dignitary's visit.

 

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