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Arjuna Ranatunga seeks help from Sathya Sai trust

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DC CORRESPONDENT
Published May 5, 2022, 2:05 am IST
Updated May 5, 2022, 7:26 am IST
Ranatunga has been an ardent devotee of Sri Satya Saibaba for many decades. (Photo: AFP)
 Ranatunga has been an ardent devotee of Sri Satya Saibaba for many decades. (Photo: AFP)

ANANTAPUR: Arjuna Ranatunga, former captain of Sri Lanka cricket team and a former minister of the country, has sought medical aid from Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust for children of his country, which is currently going through a serious crisis.

Ranatunga has been an ardent devotee of Sri Satya Saibaba for many decades. He is known to have been close to Baba and the trust.

Following the former cricketer’s request, the trust reacted positively. Sources said it is likely to supply at least ₹ 4 crore worth of medicines.

Incidentally, Ranatunga has kept himself away from politics since 2021. He had arrived at Prasanthi Nilayam from Bengaluru and had darshan of Sri Satya Sai Maha Samadhi. He then met Sri Satya Sai Central Trust managing trustee R.J. Rathnakar. They discussed the financial crisis Sri Lanka is facing, following which Ranatunga sought help for his country’s children.

The former cricketer told media: “Even when Baba was alive, he was very positive towards my requests. Being a devotee, I took the privilege of seeking the trust’s help in securing medicines for children in Sri Lanka,” he stated.

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