Sri Lanka PM Raanil Wickermesinghe arrives in Tirupati

Raanil WickremasingheSri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife Prof Maithree Wickramasinghe arrived here today to offer worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala tomorrow.

Wickremesinghe along with wife and other officials arrived at Renigunta airport, 20 km from here, by a special helicopter from Chennai. The PM was welcomed at the Airport by Mining Minister Sujaya KrishnaRanga Rao, District Collector PS Pradyumna, Protocal Additional Secretary Leftinent Colnol M Ashok Babu, Tirupati Urban SP Abhishek Mohanty, RDOs Narasimhulu, Kodandarami Reddy and Airport officials.

Later, the couple drove to the sacred hills. After an overnight stay on the hills, the Prime Minister and his wife would offer worship tomorrow morning during VIP break and leave for Chennai to fly back to Sri Lanka.