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WC Ind-SL: SL Prez Rajapaksa to worship at Tirupati shrine

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Tirupati, Apr 1: Ahead of the World Cup 2011 final between India and Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will offer prayers for the success of his team at the Lord Venkateswara hill shrine near here.

The Lankan President will visit the temple tonight or in the early hours of Saturday, temple sources said.

An ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara, Rajapaksa after an overnight stay on the hills, will fly to Mumbai to watch the final at the Wankhede stadium on Saturday, the sources said.

The Sri Lankan President would arrive at Renigunta airport, 15 kms from here, by a special Lankan aircraft at 1600 hrs and reach the hills by road, the sources said.

Earlier, Rajapaksa had visited the shrine on Oct 31, 2009, the sources added.


Story first published: Friday, April 1, 2011, 13:30 [IST]
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