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Lankan Prez offers prayers at Tirumala shrine

Press Trust of India  |  Tirupati(AP) 

Sri Lankan Wednesday offered prayers at the

famous hill at Tirumala near here.

Accompanied by wife Jayanthi Pushpa Kumari, other family members and some government officials, arrived here from Tuesday.

After an overnight stay at the TTD guest house on the hills, he visited the temple at the crack of dawn and offered prayers to the presiding deity, Lord

He spent about half an hour at the shrine, a temple told

After paying obeisance, the island nation's was presented with a sacred silk cloth, a framed photo of Lord besides 'prasadam' by the officials of (TTD), which governs the ancient hill temple.

Before leaving the temple, the priests at Sri Ranganayakula Mandapam, blessed him.

would leave for to fly back to Colombo, the added.

Earlier, he had visited the holy hills in August 2016 and February 2015.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 13:00 IST